In 5 minutes, let’s breathe new life into your coffee table with seasonal touches. Simple tips to style your coffee table.
Do you feel that your living room is stuck in a decor rut? Don’t underestimate the transformative power of your coffee table! This prime space in your home has the potential to become a stunning focal point.
What? Yes, it is true. Let’s get rid of the coffee mugs, mail, remote controls, glasses, children’s toys, husband’s socks, etc. from this space. We are about to have some designing fun.
All we need after tidying up your space, you will achieve a gorgeous seasonal makeover in just 5 minutes! Let me show you how to infuse your home with warmth and personality.
The best part, think about ditching the clutter and replacing it with a curated vignette that captures the essence of the season. With a few simple touches and this post with tips and inspiring photos, you can unlock the decorative potential of your coffee table and turn it into a seasonal showstopper.
So, grab a cup of coffee or your favorite tea and read on as I share with you some of my tips. I will share some easy layering tricks and budget-friendly ways to transform your coffee table from boring to breathtaking in a flash.
Are you ready to unleash your inner stylist! Let’s get started!
5-Minute Magic: Breathe New Life into Your Coffee Table with Seasonal Touches – Tips & Tricks
How do I keep my coffee table clutter free?
It is simple, do not use your coffee table as storage. A coffee table should be kept well organized and not cluttered. You want your room to have a relaxation vibe along with an appealing aesthetics. Everyday items such as toys, car keys, makeup, laptop, earphone, glasses, Seek out chic ways to stash them. Adopt the mindset of a place for everything.
Try a woven basket on a tray to hide tv remote controls and glasses. Another decorative item, a preserved boxwood adds a pop of color. Finish it off with your favorite candle to add a cozy vibe to your space.
What should be placed on placed on a coffee table?
- Small plant
- Vintage items
- Favorite collectable (your treasure)
- Vase with florals or greenery or branches
- Stack of books
- Candle or candle holder
- Woven accents
- Leather or metal box
- Decorative accent such as glass or wooden bead strand; wooden or marble links; small orbits or decorative item.
- Wooden or ceramic bowl with fruit (real or faux) or fillers
There are some many different items that you can use to decorate you coffee table. The trick is to arrange the items with balance and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. I will discuss ways to do this later in the post.
What not to put on the coffee table?
What not to put on the coffee table is a good topic to cover. Here are some of the items that stylists will say to remove off the coffee table.
- Remote Controls – It’s also an item that gets misplaced or if you have children, you are hunting for where they put it. Place them in a drawer in the coffee table or near the tv. A lidden basket or container is great to hide them away.
- Mail – Find a place to organize your mail such as in a home office space.
- Stacks of old newspaper or magazines
- Everyday items such toys, car keys, makeup, laptop, earphone, glasses, etc.
- Valuable items – potential risk of it getting broken.
- A collection of dirt coffee mugs
Pro Tip: Rules of Three
Try to stick to odd numbers. This is more pleasing to the eye and helps create a sense of balance.
Rules of three: 1) three books are stacked counts as one; 2) a wooden bowl; and 3) glass beads are the third item.
Adding a filler inside the bowl does not count as another object. The bowl and filler count as one item. The same would go for a plant in a container.
You can easily change it up by removing the wooden bowl and adding a faux plant.
Decorative trays are a great way to keep your coffee table organized when using the rule of three and by grouping your accessories, you’ll be adding a sense of depth to your tabletop. The tray counts as a base, the rules of three apply to the number of objects you add to your base.
More 5 Minute Styling Ideas For Your Coffee Table
Styling your coffee table can be easily be done in 5 minutes or less. A oval woven tray works well on rectangular, square and circular coffee tables.
- Start by adding a stack of 2 or 3 books.
- Add a small vase with flowers (remember these counts as one item).
- Add a medium size candle to the opposite side. This will balance the stack items.
- Drape some decorative beads or wooden chains on the books.
- The final or fifth item would be the glass bird or a bird’s nest. These items are odd number of 5 on the tray.
It is important to vary your heights. You want to draw the eyes up and across the items.
am using an round ottoman as a coffee table in my family room. There is still plenty of space to place your feet on it. The tray makes it easy to move to the side as well.
A round wooden tray with three items in the first and last photo. Change it up by adding a few small vintage books on top of the woven box.
Finish it with a strand of large wooden beads draped over the books and spilling of the tray.
Another idea is to use a vintage cutting board instead of a tray. I am big on using items that you have available in your home.
Add some of your favorite books. Top it off with a glass cloche filled with some of your favorite items such as seashells, dried flowers, stones, vintage buttons, etc. A strand of light aqua glass beads drapes from the books onto the vintage cutting board.
The glass cloche can be changed out to use a large three wicked candle. The possibilities are endless when styling your coffee table for the seasons. Play around and have fun with it.
ITEMS FOR STYLING A COFFEE TABLE
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