As February begins and many of us have been bombarded with Old Man Winter’s wrath, we’ve spent many an hour inside. Keeping that in mind, if you’re like me, I’ve rearranged my furniture in my head a handful of times in just the past few months. Interior design ideas are aplenty, but that doesn’t mean I have the financial ability to make all of these ideas a reality.
If your mind as been full of visions for your dream decor, I have a simple project that will immediately be appreciated and noticed in a room that almost everyone will see while visiting your abode. The coffee table.
The center of the living room most likely, the coffee table is a focal point of one of the busiest entertaining rooms in a home, so why not allow your coffee table’s decor to do some work for you.
With one simple, unique object, you can begin an engaging conversation. With a well-planned purchase of an intriguing coffee table book, you can reveal exactly what you want about yourself to your guests, and with a beautiful bouquet of the season’s freshest flowers, you can instantly add class and glamour. How is that for multi-functional without the steep price?
For today’s Rooms of Inspiration, I’ve listed below a handful of ways you can spruce up your ordinary coffee table without breaking the bank. Taking it from one that functions to one that impresses and converses with each guest you invite. Let’s have a look.
Just as going through someone’s personal library reveals insights into the person who resides in the home, so does the choice in coffee table books chosen to be stacked in the living room. So be discerning when it comes to the books you choose to place in plain view, but at the same time, reveal a glimpse of who you are. Click here to see a list of the 50 Most Beautiful and Brilliant Books For Your Coffee Table.
A unique souvenir that you discovered on a vacation. A family heirloom that could tell a hundred tales. The choice of one special item that piques your guests’ curiosity is a guaranteed way to start a conversation with people who may not have anything else in common.
Less Is More
Take into account the style and decor of the rest of your home. If you are decorating a cabin or a modern apartment, sometimes less really is perfect.
It has been said many times, but a coffee table can never be inadequately adorned if a beautiful vase of fresh flowers sits atop it. Choose to combine it with a beautiful bowl, a conversation starter, or just let it be the star all by itself. Whatever you decided, the flowers will brighten the mood immediately.
Organize With A Tray
One of the best ways to bring a lot of different items together is to place them strategically on a tray. It creates an immediate sense of order and purpose to what is placed on the coffee table, and depending on your decor, there are wooden trays, painted trays and even basket woven trays, to mesh beautifully with the tone you are trying to create.
Bring the Outdoors In
A variation from fresh flowers is to place ornamental grass potted in matching ceramic bowls down the center of your coffee table. Other ideas include a small bamboo plant or an impressive orchid. Each convey a fresh, clean and zen-like feel to the room.
Hurricane vases can be used almost everywhere: indoor or out, coffee table or dining room table, seasonal or year round. Enjoy choosing the perfect design for your table and the contents to match.
Add Some Height
As a way to incorporate a sense of balance into this particularly simple, yet instant room changer, try to include an item that has a bit of height. This could be branches as you see above, an extremely tall vase, or a pillar for a candle. Whatever you choose, try to maintain a balance between low objects (books and bowls) and ones of height, and you will have a beautiful center piece on your newly decorated coffee table.
Out of curiosity, I would love to hear what items you place on your coffee table. If you don’t mind, feel free to share.