Today, I am sharing a photos and tips from Hi Sugarplum! She provides excellent commentary on how to properly style a coffee table. If you are familiar with the store I work for, you are aware of the gorgeous accessories you can find in our showroom at any time. My coworkers, Robin and Ali, do an incredible job placing accessories all over our showroom, but I believe it can be overwhelming for our customers to try and conceptualize styling their homes.
As Cassie from Hi Sugarplum! points out, the bones of your livingroom are incredibly important. We have an incredible selection of furniture to coordinate with every style and home. After you have figured out the foundation of your room, the accessories finish it. Robin and Ali both move accessories around on our showroom all the time depending on how they need to utilize pieces in a setting. Honestly, I move accessories around my house all the time too… It probably drives my husband and daughter crazy, but sometimes you just need change. My dad was constantly moving furniture around when I was a kid. I guess I come by it honestly. You can read more about my dad in my Happiness Challenge post for today.
Getting back to Hi Sugarplum!‘s post on styling coffee tables…
“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.
1. Life | 2. Statement Object | 3. Quirky Decor | 4. Tray | 5. Books
Tip: Use unconventional vessels for plants and flowers.
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.
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!”
Content & photos courtesy of Hi Sugarplum!