Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

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How To, Interior spaces

Coffee Table Styling 101

When it comes to styling your coffee table, think big impact with little effort. Considering it’s a small surface in the scheme of things, styling your coffee table can greatly complement your living space.

Consider scale; the size of table and its surroundings. Larger coffee tables and living spaces lend themselves better to larger items and more stacks. Think three or four piles of books dressed with your favourite candle, knickknacks and a nice vase with floral to add some height. However, filling a small table with many pieces can make smaller places feel cluttered and create a sense of untidiness.

Books, a tray, coasters and maybe a beautiful ornament that you’ve picked up on your travels can all assist with creating layers on your table which can create a sense of interest. Similar textures can look flat so if you’re finding you’re lacking contrast try mixing materials such as a natural woven basket, concrete decorative piece or a glass vase to add some different elements to your table.

Remember that styling is a way express your personality, which serves as a perfect foundation for finding the theme for your coffee table. Coastal or contemporary, Scandinavian or eclectic, when you have a strong idea of the direction you want to take your styling it will help you find the right pieces to put on show.

What’s on my coffee table right now? Two of my favourite interior books, a Coco Republic Clear Water Candle and agate stone, dressed with fresh greenery in a simple vase to the side.


Jessica T

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