With fall in the air I’m rounding up some adorable pieces of decor and tips for how to style a coffee table. This is one of my favorite ways to display the season’s theme in a room and it’s easier to achieve than you think. You can see some of my previous coffee table looks here, here and here where I swap things out according to seasons and today’s theme is just as fun. If you’re anything like me then you frequently get the urge to redecorate. Why not spruce up your coffee table? It’s a lot more affordable to jazz it up with new books and decorative objects every now and then than it is to make over your entire living room. And it’s the best way to celebrate the seasons in the home.
Tips On How To Style A Coffee Table
Look High and Low When all items are at the same eye level, nothing gets noticed. To create a more eye-catching vignette, vary the height and scale of your coffee table’s decorative objects.
Maintain Balance Nothing makes for a cluttered surface than a large collection of small knick-knacks. Contrastingly, displaying only large items can look heavy and cumbersome. To keep your coffee table balanced, vary the scale of display items and stack or group like objects together.
Three’s Company When it comes to decorating I always follow this rule. The age-old rule of threes comes in handy when styling your coffee table. Dividing your tabletop into three separate sections can help you decide where things look best. This especially holds true for long, rectangular-shaped tables.
Use a Tray A tray serves both as practical and stylish purpose, It showcases your favorite small finds while also making them easily removable should you need to clear the surface for entertaining. A tray is also useful for giving structure and symmetry, anchoring tabletop items that might otherwise feel like they’re ‘floating.’
Make It Personal Let the objects on your coffee table tell a story about your passions and memories. A grouping of sea shells collected from a memorable vacation, hand-me-down figurines, roses snipped from your own garden, or a photo album are all great ways to give your living room’s decor a personal twist.
Candles and flowers Taper candles and flowers are two design standbys that will help your coffee table style reach new heights. Additionally, flowers add a pop of color, while candlesticks can add a flash of glam metal, so they’re even better together.
Layer Books, Books, and More Books When it comes to coffee table decor, books are your best friend! You will often see interior stylists use them on coffee tables and for good reason. Coffee table books help fill space and can be used individually or in groupings. They also add height, shape, and color, and form a flat base to display items. It’s another great way to incorporate the seasonal touch, such as displaying publications about dahlia flowers in the summer or colorful foliage throughout the autumn.