How To Decorate Your Coffee Table Like An Interior Designer

Styling a coffee table can be interestingly tough: you either leave it cluttered or if done the right way, it can radiate creative vibes in the living room. So how do you style your coffee table like an interior designer? Here are a few tips and tricks they swear by…

1.

USE SOME COLOR

photo: West Elm

Interior designer Carla Aston knows that the living room needs color, and the coffee table is the perfect place to use it. “When you first take a look at a project I have designed, I don’t want the flowers in the room to be the first thing you see. I want my work to shine. I want the room that we’ve created, the problems we’ve solved to be noticed and evident. Sure, if some flowers placed here or there accentuate the room, that’s great; but if they demand too much attention, then it’s all about the flowers and not about the space.”

 


2.

FOLLOW THE RULE OF THREE

photos: Not Your Standard

 

All you have to do is to put three things together on your coffee table. Each item can vary in shape, color, and size. For example, if you have a round coffee table, you could decorate it with a scented candle, a vase and a pair of candlesticks. Of course, it is important to fill your space with the things you love or anything that functions well with your home.

If you have a long, medium-sized table, you can group your things into three clusters: a stack of magazines in the center, a reed diffuser on one side and a faux flower pot on the other side. Although the table has more than three items, the key is to group them in threes and have sufficient spacing between the objects.


3.

CLEAN UP YOUR CLUTTER

photo: A Cup Of Jo

It’s easy to use your coffee table to store items without really thinking about how it can suffocate a room. One of our favorite tips is to buy a wire basket and keep it in your living room to store clutter. At the end of the week go over everything and absolutely do not use your coffee table as a clutter collector! Keep it free for mugs and magazines!

 


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Styling a coffee table can be interestingly tough: you either leave it cluttered or if done the right way, it can radiate creative vibes in the living room. So how do you style your coffee table like an interior designer? Here are a few tips and tricks they swear by…

1.

USE SOME COLOR

photo: West Elm

Interior designer Carla Aston knows that the living room needs color, and the coffee table is the perfect place to use it. “When you first take a look at a project I have designed, I don’t want the flowers in the room to be the first thing you see. I want my work to shine. I want the room that we’ve created, the problems we’ve solved to be noticed and evident. Sure, if some flowers placed here or there accentuate the room, that’s great; but if they demand too much attention, then it’s all about the flowers and not about the space.”

 


2.

FOLLOW THE RULE OF THREE

photos: Not Your Standard

 

All you have to do is to put three things together on your coffee table. Each item can vary in shape, color, and size. For example, if you have a round coffee table, you could decorate it with a scented candle, a vase and a pair of candlesticks. Of course, it is important to fill your space with the things you love or anything that functions well with your home.

If you have a long, medium-sized table, you can group your things into three clusters: a stack of magazines in the center, a reed diffuser on one side and a faux flower pot on the other side. Although the table has more than three items, the key is to group them in threes and have sufficient spacing between the objects.


3.

CLEAN UP YOUR CLUTTER

photo: A Cup Of Jo

It’s easy to use your coffee table to store items without really thinking about how it can suffocate a room. One of our favorite tips is to buy a wire basket and keep it in your living room to store clutter. At the end of the week go over everything and absolutely do not use your coffee table as a clutter collector! Keep it free for mugs and magazines!

 


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