Style Inspiration: How To Style a Coffee Table

I’m often asked how to style cocktail tables as I do for clients once their design is complete.  I always recommend displaying items you love and use often.  The coffee table is a major focus of  your living room and where most families spend the majority of their time.

Favourite books

coffee table boxes
Boxes for remotes, etc.

Beautiful And Luxurious
Trays help to keep small items organized and from looking too scattered

Love this painting via Her Roaring Twenties, though I wish the artist were cited. Would love to know where to get something like this!
Something unique

Lucite coffee table with gustavian tub chairs
Vases filled with fresh flowers are always a must for me

Candles for ambient lighting

Gorgeous living room

Composition matters: Artfully arranged, the simplest items can be beautiful.  

Don’t try to hard… collect items you love and represent your style.



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  • Reply VM Creation Atelier August 27, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Really good choices,Brenda!
    Oh…..I LOVE,love,love decorate my coffee table with a different things:)*
    Beautiful flowers or books or some totally another things as a scale with the shells.

    Thankyou for share your inspirations,dear friend:)*


  • Reply miss b August 28, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Beautiful coffee tables here. Scented candles and a few special books are a must for me. I also like a couple of items brought back from my travels.

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