How to Decorate Coffee Table - Coffee Table Decorating Ideas

How to Decorate Coffee Table - Coffee Table Decorating Ideas

Α: Charlotte, what a great question! Though there are unending ways to style one's cocktail table, let me give you a few of my "go−to" tips for making it functional and beautiful.

1. The Βooks They're not called "coffee table books" for nothing. I love keeping a few art and photography books stacked on my table. I'll often re−arrange them and use that little spot as a revolving exhibit of my newest (or favorite) books.

2. The Βox For myself and I recommend this to all my clients I like to keep a lidded box or container on my coffee table. It's the perfect place to stash the TV remotes, extra coasters, matches, or anything else that might clutter your table. If your style is a little more modern, something in a bright lacquer could be lovely. Personally, I keep a large antique tea caddy on mine.

3. The Βlossoms So often a coffee table is the centerpiece of our room, so it's a perfect place to keep a small arrangement of flowers. It never ceases to amaze me what a simple collection of fresh roses will do for my home. Plus, it's also the perfect way to treat yourself!

4. The Βalance I like partnering different details to create something personal, such as using a collection of hard, bright surfaces mixed with matte, organic finishes. Αlways keep the function of the space in mind. Usually, I would make your living room table a bit more elaborate than the one in your family room, which gets more day−to−day use.

5. The Treasure Keep in mind that design is all about creating moments of surprise and delight. If you're using a stack of large art books, think of them as a little "stage" where you can play with scale and place a small figurine or even a beautiful shell on top.

In my own home on a pair of vintage french faux−bamboo chrome tables, I use many of these ideas every day. These tables are always changing, depending on the flowers that I find at the market that week or whatever my newest art book might be. I really prefer living in a lush, layered space and my little tables are always part of the fun.

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