How to Decorate a Coffee Table
Decorating your coffee table gives you the opportunity to let your style shine in your living room. Adding the right pieces adds an intriguing sophistication that is sure to charm. Impress your guests with these quick and easy steps. Let’s get right into this quick read:
PRIOR TO DECORATING
Using tape, create squares around where you would like to place objects. This technique will help you measure what will fit and how much of the table you wish to decorate.
Find decor that will be eye-catching on your table. For example, if your table is constructed of dark wood, enhance it with white accents.
SHAPE & HEIGHT
Try to incorporate a mixture of shapes. Rectangular objects are great for structure but will look too stuffy without any variation. Round trays, bowls, and candles come in handy to break up these stuffy lines.
Height falls under the same concept, find one central piece with substantial height compared to the rest for chic symmetry.
Start with a Base: Stack objects on top of books or a decorative tray. The rule of three applies excellent to coffee table design. Create three separate collections on your table, each with a different base. I recommend staying within the same color theme in each group, to avoid clashing. Two collections work just as well, especially if you are working with a small table. Read about the rule of three here
Greenery: Flowers and plants add that pop of color that every room needs. Find glistening vases to feature your greenery. Even though real flowers are stunning, faux flowers are cheaper and last longer.
Small Objects: Small unique decor pieces are perfect to set on top of coasters, trays and books. Find objects that tie in with your theme and personal style.
Candles: Everyone loves a great smelling candle! Place your favorite candle onto one of the bases to add maturity to a space.