The coffee table. Normally the final piece of furniture to be added to your living room, usually once the seating and storage solutions have been put in place, without even noticing, it can become the pièce de resistance of the living room. So, making sure that it is styled correctly is important. After all it holds space from; coffee cups; to late night conversations with your feet upon it; to informal dining experiences; to playtime with the kids; to sorting through paperwork and everything in-between.
Here, we will take you our top 3 key styling ideas to make them look fabulous and functional to boot.
Step 1.Keep It Simple
Try to avoid cluttering at all times, in all areas, as the saying goes “ a cluttered space is a cluttered mind” use the styling of your space as a contrast to styling your coffee table. If it feels busy then keep it minimalist by showcasing a few decorative items, alternatively if your styling is pared back in the rest of the room, then feel free to go a little more dramatic with the coffee table styling, you can still make the “drama’ feel minimalistic by creating a clear separation between items. For example your favorite coffee table books and bigger items stored underneath while your keepsakes and other items can be displayed on top.
Step 2. Play With Levels
Styling your coffee table can also help the maximize the proportions of your room. For example, if you have lower ceilings, you may think it a good idea to choose a low coffee table but this actually emphases the lower ceilings, making the room look smaller. Instead, let your creative side shine through and try opting for a two-level design and maximize the taller table by placing a selection of sustainable vases, a taller flower arrangement, smaller bronze decorative items, a scented candle and coasters on the lower level.
Step 3. Use Decorative Trays
If you use your coffee table as a workspace, which leaves you with papers spread out and not much room for anything else, especially to style it. Why not try using a tray to store and showcase the usual coffee table essentials; remote control, coasters, newspaper or some decorative items. Having a tray helps to organize and minimize any items being misplaced should you need to move them from the coffee table if you need more space.
To us, console tables are a prominent piece of furniture, whether placed in a living room, entranceway, bedroom or dining room. Learning how to style one shouldn’t be daunting but left bare, is not only a missed opportunity but an unwanted invitation to mess and clutter. The styling and look of a console table should be effortless (even if it took a while) chic, elegant and highlights the intricacy of the design.
Console tables provide space for table lamps, a display area for personal items and decorative artwork . Because they are notably slim in design they can fit into smaller and more narrow spaces, in turn enhancing and complimenting the area completely. Here we take you through our top 3 styling tips elements to make sure they are standing proud as well as serving a purpose.
Step 1. Make it Minimalistic
Paring back what is displayed onto of the console can be the best ideas, especially within a contemporary designed space. The most important factor is what decorative piece to showcase. A strategically placed book of your favorite designer(s) or a gorgeous fresh flower display drawing the eye and keeping it aesthetically appealing.
Step 2. Make Your Entranceway Appear Bigger
When you have limited space in your entranceway , you are better to opt for a slimline console table with thinner legs and perhaps more depth with drawers, offering a storage solution for your on-the-go-items. By placing a tall mirror above the console table will give the illusion of a taller and larger space that also bring in more natural light. A fabulous first impression to guests.
Step 3. Switch Up The Lines-
Rather than having a table-like silhouette, try playing with different shaped silhouettes such as curves or bolder lines. This offers a different dynamic to the space especially if the theme is mirrored by the console tables’s decorations such as lamps. vases, ornaments etc.
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Home and Soul Team