When it comes to ideas on how to style your coffee table, think big impact with little effort. Considering it’s a small surface in the scheme of things, styling your coffee table can greatly complement your living space. Consider these 7 tips:
Nothing makes for a cluttered surface faster 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.
Composition is key
This is probably the most tricky thing to get the hang of. The key is to think about how all the items in a vignette work together as a whole. Sometimes they’ll connect through colour, sometimes style, sometimes shape, and sometimes theme. Once complete the entire display will read as one unit, with each item fitting together with those around it.
Books, a tray, coasters and maybe a beautiful ornament that you’ve picked up on your travels can all assist with creating layers on your table which can create a sense of interest. Similar textures can look flat so if you’re finding you’re lacking contrast try mixing materials such as a natural woven basket, concrete decorative piece or a glass vase to add some different elements to your table.
Look to the larger room
Coffee table displays don’t exist in isolation. They need to work with the other items in the room. Keep this in mind when selecting the perfect table and the items you place on it.
Keep it low
As a general rule, when creating a coffee table display you should never have anything so tall that it obstructs the view of people sitting on either side of the table.
Consider all angles
When it comes to coffee table styling remember to take a 360 approach. A coffee table is often placed in a central area of a room, so people can see it from all angles. Try to avoid using things that don’t look good from all sides. For instance, if you put a picture frame on a coffee table someone will have to look at the back of it.
That one special piece
Include a focal piece that you will ‘build’ your design around. It could be an unusual item that sparks conversation, something that’s got a unique shape, or something much brighter than the other items.
Remember, that styling is a way to express your personality, which serves as a perfect foundation for finding the theme for your coffee table.
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