28 February 2013
We’re getting busy here at Eclectic Cool. I thought it would be great to introduce a fellow interior lover to the blog, Beks. Here are her tips on styling a coffee table. Thanks, Beks!
Recently, a visit to a client inspired us to blog about styling a coffee table.
This essential piece of furniture, often ignored and unfortunately prone to clutter, is a key piece in all living areas.
Instead of using it as a collection place for a multitude of remote controls or a place to rest your plate or feet while watching tv- why not use it to add interest and beauty to your interior space .
Whether small or large; square, round or rectangular, all coffee tables deserve to be styled in a way that reflects your personal taste, displaying objects you love.
With our simple formula, you can easily achieve a stylish look that is both functional and which adds character to your room.
Start with something natural (1) – the most obvious choice here being a floral arrangement. We love using a one type of flowers in a simple vase- or a pot of orchids for something a bit long lasting. However, if flowers aren’t your thing then another natural element such as a piece of driftwood or even flowering branches may be more to your taste.
Add piles of books(2): coffee table books that are in proportion to the size of your table. Choose beautiful books on subjects that interest you, with bold covers, interesting colours and pile them in small groups of three (largest at the bottom). The number of piles is up to you but I like an even number if the table is round or square and odd numbers if the table is rectangular.
In HK, Page One has the best collection of coffee table books and we stock quite a few design books too.
Place a tray or jar on your table (3). This is a place to collect smaller objects such as remote controls, keys, coasters etc. Trays not only look stylish but they keep things tidy too! Try one in an interesting material such as lucite or something more traditional such as mirrored glass, metal or wood.
Lastly add an object of interest or a personal touch to your arrangement (3). This piece will create a statement about your style. It could be a quirky object that has meaning to you or something more sculptural.
Follow these simple rules and you will soon have a table you will be proud of!
Check out more coffee table styling images here.