Monday, July 25, 2016

How to Get Great Coffee Table Style

Think about your living room arrangement.
What takes center stage? The coffee table, right?
Although they're usually a catch all for remotes, magazines, and soda cans,
in just a few steps, you could use your coffee table to add a pop of personality to your living room.
First off, don't limit yourself to the traditional stale choices for coffee tables.
You could use a couple of old crates, a stack of vintage suitcases,
or even a short stack of pallets.


I have an old trunk for my coffee table, but I love this farmhouse coffee table from Chairish.

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A good base for any coffee table décor is a tray.
You could use an old silver tray, a round basket, a wooden tray, or even a large vintage platter.

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Then you need to start gathering things to put on the tray. A small stack of books always looks cute.
 I tend to lean towards vintage books, but you could use modern books as well.

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You could add a few different elements such as a small clock,
a vase or pitcher with or without flowers, and candles.
It good to vary the heights of what you're using to add visual interest.

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I love how this coffee table has a tray full of candles of different heights.

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If you're looking at all these pictures thinking, sure, they're pretty, but what do I do with my remotes?, here's an idea for you. Place a pretty tray on the coffee table for them.
 
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I totally love this last idea.
How about if you place a cool bowl and fill it with mementos.
Then when you have guests over, the mementos can be looked through and stories can be shared.
 
What do you think?
Are you ready to take a small step to make a big refresh in your living room?

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

This is the day the Lord has made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 


1 comment:

Storybook Apothecary said...

thanks for these tips! I love all the inspiration you shared here!