It’s hard not to swoon over a perfectly styled coffee table. Whenever you walk through a gorgeous hotel lobby or through your chicest friend’s living room, don’t you always wish that your table looked so well put together? Truth is I have a great interest in home decor and how to create a chic yet cozy vibe and creating a beautiful coffee table is one element that I am often changing up for different seasons, holidays and moods. Since we are all spending more time indoors this season, why not do a little redecorating to keep your spirits high?
Decorating a coffee table is an easy way to change the entire decor and mood of your living room by adding just a few elements to create a vignette according to what you are interests are.
First let’s talk about some general guidelines to keep in mind when creating your chic coffee table.
-Do stack books: Having a collection of beautiful books on a coffee table has become a key design element for creating a chic coffee table. It’s an elegant and intellectual look that can add character to most any living rooms while also revealing some things about the person who lives there. Do stack the books according to size and place the largest book on the bottom then smaller ones on each level going up. To keep the look elegant you only want to use 3 or 4 books max otherwise it has the potential to just look like clutter.
-Mix in an accessory or two: Place items like a beautiful candle or vase with flowers on top of the stack. It’s not all about the books! Have fun with this and take this as an opportunity to showcase your favorite keepsakes that you have collected over the years.
-Add a decorative tray to one side: This is a great look for a creative alternative to books. Use a decorative tray and set it to one side of the table with just one or two books on it as well as an accessory or two. It’s a great way to create a clean and streamlined look that still looks stylish.
-Have a piece dedicated for remote control storage – Most likely your coffee table is right in front of the television, so bring in a beautiful piece for dedicated remote control storage. This could be a vase or even a small tray. It’s a great way to keep the space clean and organized and to make sure that you never lose the remote again.
Now that we went over a few elements on how to create a chic coffee table, let’s look at some different styles for examples on how to put this look together.
The Style Enthusiast
The Antique Lover
Creating a chic coffee table is an solution for living room decor. You don’t want the living to be cluttered, but you do want it to have style and decorative touches and a chic coffee table vignette will give you exactly what you are looking for. So take this extra time and try out a new look or two with things that you already own and see if you can give your coffee table a little refresh for spring.