Saturday, October 12, 2013

Styling a Coffee Table

One of the essential elements of the living room would be the coffee table. Styling it is an important thing when decorating your home. By looking at the items on your coffee table, guests should be able to get a glimpse of who you are and your personality.

How do you style your coffee table? Here are five useful tips.

1. Assign a Color Palette. Sticking to a color palette will make your coffee table look uncluttered. It could be black and white, or something bold and striking. Add depth and texture by incorporating metallic elements, and objects with pattern.

via Cozamia

2. Stack a Pile of Books. Coffee table books are one of the most basic elements of a coffee table. Display books that reflect your interests and these will keep your guests entertained. Stack them from largest to smallest like a pyramid.

3. Collect and Classify. Group similar items that you collect, like vintage curiosities or travel mementos. Use trays to keep things organized and hide remote controls and coasters in a fancy box.

via Lonny

4. Add Something Tall and Sculptural for visual interest, like this sexy brass deer with long antlers. It could be something that catches the eye. Or something that would start a conversation. That item should be the focal point of the coffee table setting.

5. Add Flora. With all the non living things in your space, it's a great idea to have plants inside the house. Plants are just fresh and they bring life to your room. You can even change your plants depending on the season. And speaking of having living things on your coffee table, your pet cat might be the perfect accessory.

via Emily Henderson

So by applying the tips above, I have compiled accessories from the internet with three different styles to give you inspiration:

The Fashion Savvy

Tom Ford Book from The Kelmscott Bookshop; Morton Skull from ZGallerie; Pink peonies via Houzz; Luxor Black Resin Cuff from One Kings Lane; Feuille de Lavande Candle from Diptyque; Gold Trim Agate Coasters from Calypso St. Barth.

The Globe Trotter

Antique Indian Candle Sticks for Jaypore; Hand Carved Elephant Festival Sculpture from National Geographic Store; Round Horn Bowls from Jayson Home; The Hotel Book - Great Escapes Africa from Taschen; Marquetry Wood Trinkey Box Moroccan Jewelry Inlay Decorated Box via Ebay.

The Curious Collector

Riding Figure from One Kings Lane; 4" Mango Wood Dice from One Kings Lane; Tin "Coffee" Tray from One Kings Lane; 6" Study Clock from One Kings Lane; Cheap Laffs - The Art of the Novelty Item from AIGA Design Archives


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