Behind The Scenes Of Coffee Table Styling – 3 Ways
I’ve been moving things around again and considering a swap out of the coffee table that is normally in our family room. This former store display table that I cut the legs off of and painted it (around 15 years ago) with milk paint may be a bit too rustic for this room. I’m still deciding and will live with it for a few days to see. While it’s here I’ve been playing with arranging and have a few things to talk about today!
you like or a suggestion or feel and not going overboard with it. In my own home(s) I practice what I preach and it works for me and my family. Here are 3 ways that I styled the coffee table in the suggestion of three different style labels and some tips to styling YOUR best coffee table.
COFFEE TABLE STYLING TIPS
- There are some generic and quintessential aspects to any coffee table styling and trays are probably the number one. A catch all for stuff, a way to gather and make a table look chic.
- Books or magazines in a nice stack are interesting in themselves and can give height to a vignette. When styling a coffee table setting with coffee table type of books I remove the paper covers which can look too shiny and sometimes ratty.
- Keep it simple and edit when you think you are finished. Step back and look around from all directions. A room is 3 dimensional and you want your table too look balanced from wherever you are in the room.
A Blank Slate
1. French Country Modern Style Coffee Table Styling
Give me a room with a gorgeous French country style that it is updated to today’s times and I’m a happy camper who can move right in! Some of the key elements to this French modern style coffee table collection are coffee table books that imbue a French feel, a wicker try, enamelware and white roses. I’ve added a French ironstone compote with some fresh golden apples and that would be a simple way to add an autumn touch to a coffee table. Speaking of coffee…a vintage blue and white coffee cup is on the table and I’m actually sitting and sipping at the moment. Rooms are meant to be lived in and coffee is meant to be on a COFFEE TABLE!
2. Coastal Chic Style Coffee Table Styling
I live on the coast, so it’s only natural for me to mix in coastal styling to every room. A coffee table should pretty much always have a tray to keep things neat, and this one has a lined surface that is the color of the sea. You could easily reproduce a similar effect on a thrift store tray by adding art papers glued on and coated with Mod Podge. A stack of old books with aqua covers, an oversized seashell a glass jug with palm leaves clipped from the garden, vintage aqua bottles and candles make for a true beach coastal table vignette.
Other options? Coral or reproduction coral, a simple sand or shell filled container from your summer vacation or some quirky little travel mementos that you hold dear. I talked about painting jars in THIS POST if you don’t have anything old on hand. Check out the posts from our BEACH HOME for more styling suggestions too.
3. Modern Bohemian Look Coffee Table Styling
With a few easy pieces from my daughter’s collection in her room at the house I was able to create a modern boho coffee table styling in just a few minutes. Having a neutral background with my white walls and neutral furniture it’s easy to do ANY look du jour!