After the sofa, the coffee table is the most visible piece in the Living Room. And while the bones of a room are important, it's the accessories that transform it. Lucky for me, styling the coffee table is my idea of a fun time. I spend many Saturday mornings puttering around the house, moving accessories from room-to-room. But it can also be very frustrating to find the right mix, so I thought I'd share my formula, and show it in action in six different set-ups. That's right, one table, styled six ways!
Each of my vignettes include these five items:
1) Life or natural element to bring the outdoors in and add color and texture.
2) Books to entertain and create stacks for different heights.
3) Quirky or statement object for conversation starter.
4) Candles for ambiance and a welcoming scent.
5) Tray to corral smaller items and organize.
1. Life | 2. Books | 3. Quirky Decor | 4. Candle | 5. Tray
Tip: Place matches in a cute vessel, or from a favorite restaurant, for a sentimental touch.
Tip: Accessories don't have to be bought in a store. We found these little stones on a beach in Italy, and seeing them always makes me smile.
1. Life | 2. Statement Object | 3. Quirky Decor | 4. Tray | 5. Books
Tip: Use unconventional vessels for plants and flowers.
Tip: Vary the shapes of each object for more interest and balance, and don't be afraid to go bold with a statement piece.
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1. Candle | 2. Quirky Decor | 3. Tray | 4. Books | 5. Life
Tip: Change the look of a tray by lining it with duck tape, fabric or paper.
Tip: Don't be afraid to mix metals for even more shine and reflection.
1. Candle | 2. Life | 3. Quirky Decor | 4. Tray | 5. Books
Tip: Life doesn't have to be in the form of a plant or flowers. Shells and driftwood bring the same element of the outdoors in.
1. Life | 2. Candle | 3. Tray | 4. Books | 5. Quirky Decor
Tip: Don't forget to look in your Kitchen cabinets for plates and bowls that can double as small trays.
Tip: Spraypaint is your friend! Don't overlook a cool object because you don't like the color or finish.
1. Tray | 2. Life | 3. Candle | 4. Books | 5. Quirky Decor
Tip: Vary the height and scale of objects. Use books to create different levels.
Tip: Fill the space or else the objects will look lost.
Whew! I told you that was a doozy! And the scary thing? I loved every second of creating these, and could have put together six more! HomeGoods knows that small changes like these can boost our moods, but don't have to break the bank. They recently partnered with Genevieve Gorder to promote their Happy Home Resolutions, and I'm thrilled to share how I personalized my space. After all, HomeGoods is my go-to spot for interesting, and affordable, accessories!
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HomeGoods graciously provided me with a gift card to help personalize this space, but the images, opinions and puttering around are all mine! Thanks for supporting Hi Sugarplum! sponsors!