Styling shelves and tables are always a work in progress… you either change them seasonally, get bored with the arrangement or find new treasures that you want to include. Even better yet, you shop around your home and look for new treasures! I always tell clients to see what they have in their home first, before going out and buying new items. Maybe you can re purpose an old item, give it new life with spray paint or move things from one room to another for a change. I always love fun changes that are also free! Working with one of my most recent clients, we talked about styling the coffee table. I suggested to shop around her home for books and small trinkets or vases. A great tried and true idea is to stack a few hard cover books on the table and add a vase of fresh flowers, or an unexpected accessory on top. It’s functional, because you will always have your favorite books within reach! Here are some great styling ideas for your coffee table:
Flowers or little treasures paired with books bring great texture and interest to the table. It’s a mix of the practical with the pretty; something with straight lines vs. something sculptural. It’s a great pairing! Take a look around your home… I’m sure you’ll find amazing treasures!
Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies says
Great, smart advice. I am constantly changing the accessories I have around. Putting things away for awhile. When you bring them back out and switch around…all looks new and fresh. And…we all have things to use! It's the hunt that's fun!
great advice. I'm always moving things around here. I like to keep things fresh. Now I just need a new coffee table.
the coffee table with the horse. but i love all of these possibilities with the fabulous styling.
About Last Weekend says
Love the simple grouping on the pale wooden table
Whitney @ Drab to Fab Design says
Thanks for this tip!! I'm definitely digging the second to last picture!
Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt says
Great post…I am always changing mine. I get very board!
I have kids, so the coffee table is a functional surface. Besides boods that kids might enjoy, I like to style with a beautiful old board game (Chinese checkers etc) and metal or wooden puzzles (they become sculputer when not being solved). The table, while looking styled, is also inviting to the young inhabitants to interact!
Ryan Summers says
I like the way you presented your design. It utilizes all the space available in there. This is some kind of a Home Plans.