Friday, September 8, 2017

Chic coffee and side table styling ideas

Styling your coffee or side table is the easiest way to update a space. It’s also one of the simplest ways to add color, play with height and create depth.

You want to choose and arrange your accessories in such a way that you still have enough space to place drinks and snacks on the side of the table.

You can use just about anything to decorate, but before you begin, make sure that your accessories match the existing decor in the room so you can create a cohesive look. 

1. Rectangular coffee table

When it comes to styling your coffee table, you don’t want to pack the surface with stuff.

You want to choose and arrange your accessories in such a way that you still have enough space to place drinks and snacks on the side of the table.

The key, is to play with different height variations. For example, you could use a cluster of candle holders in varying heights or, if your candle holders are the same height, use a decorative box to raise one or two of the candles.

2. Side table

Some side tables are so impressive in design that they don’t need much styling. Sometimes all you need is just a simple lamp and you’re done.

Some side tables are so impressive in design that they don’t need much styling. Sometimes all you need is a simple lamp and you’re done.

3. Round accent table

With any round table, you want to arrange your décor in the center of the table to create a balanced look.

You should aim to create a layered look so that your table doesn’t appear bare. To do this, you can use a group of candles and pair them with flowers.

Alternatively, you could pair succulents with coffee table books or arrange different decorative accents on a tray.

4. Mirrored coffee table

Coffee tables with mirror surfaces are trendy accent choices that should be allowed to shine. As such, it’s key not to overdo it with decorative accents.

Pick simple accessories that won’t overshadow the beauty of the table. For example, you can use intricate bowls, orchids in a jar and decorative boxes to create a layered look.

5. Console tables

The best thing about console tables is that they don’t always have to be pushed up against the wall.

When styling a console table that’s standing up against the wall, remember that you can be as creative as you like with it.

You can make a style statement by placing a console table behind your sofa, and then style it by experimenting with accents of different shapes and heights. Use pieces like silk flower arrangements, mason jars, lamps, glass bowls, trays and framed photographs.

Spread these out evenly, with the smaller accents in the middle of the console and taller accents on the outside of the table.

When styling a console table that’s standing up against the wall, remember that you can be as creative as you like with it.

You also want to use every space, not only on the table but also around the console table. For instance, to add a bit of depth, you can mount an eye-catching mirror above the table. You could also place ottomans under the table to boost visual appeal and offer extra seating.

If you have a farmhouse style console, don’t break away from the theme. Use picture frames, lanterns and jars with an easy rustic feel.

6. Side-by-side coffee tables

If you’re going for twin coffee tables in your living room, keep in mind that you don’t have to style them the same way.

If you’re going for twin coffee tables in your living room, keep in mind that you don’t have to style them the same way.

Mix up your decor. For example, you could use flowers and candles on one table, and lanterns and books on the other.

7. Distressed round side table

Because distressed tables already have some ornamental element, you don’t have to go overboard with the decorative accents. To dress this table up, all you need is a lamp and you can call it a day.

Side tables with a small surface should be left bare, as anything you put on them could be easily knocked off.

8. Rustic coastal coffee table

When it comes to decorating themed tables, choose accent pieces that complement the motif.

For this theme, you want to decorate with items that remind you of the coast like distressed candle holders, decorative coral, large seashells, wire bowls, sea green glass bowl and scented candles.

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