Looking for new ways to style your home as you’re beginning your spring cleaning? How about giving your living room a little refresh? We’re thrilled to have Caroline Birgmann of Posh PR here giving us a few tips and tricks on styling your coffee table. Read on to find out her favorite ways to freshen up your living room look!
Your home is your castle…well, at least that’s what they say! And an observant visitor can learn quite a bit about you from your home. Everything from the color palette you’ve chosen, to your pictures and knickknacks tell your story. Perhaps your rooms feature bold colored walls with pictures of family and friends and a beautiful fur blanket thrown over a tufted chaise lounge chair. All of these may lead someone to believe that you’re an introspective lover of family, comfort, and all things glamorous! Regardless of the conclusions that they may draw, why not use this as an opportunity — a chance for you to tell people about who you really are, by simply using the objects already laying around your home?!
Every room has a focal point — an object around which all of the other furnishings are simply arranged; and, for most living spaces, this is the coffee table. Found in nearly every home, coffee tables are universal — and, therefore, the perfect backdrop for you to showcase that fabulous personality!
Our absolute favorite way to style a coffee table — adding a few iconic fashion books! Fashion books are not only a stunning addition to your coffee table, but they make great conversation pieces too! Nothing beats a relaxing Sunday with a warm cup of coffee and a gorgeous fashion book to inspire your creativity. When it comes to deciding the best way to stack your favorite books, we like to start with the larger hardcover books on the bottom followed by the smaller paperbacks on top. Another tip: stack your books by color! We always like to group our books by color and never stack similar colored books on top of one another. A few of our favorite fashion coffee table books include Christian Louboutin’s luxurious blush look book, Garance Dore’s Love Style Life, and Kate Spade’s perfectly pink lifestyle book.
A TOUCH OF SPARKLE
Everyone loves something sparkly. So, why not add a little bling to your coffee table?! Adding an element of “sparkle and shine” is ALWAYS a good idea — especially when it comes to creating that beautiful coffee table style! We like to get creative when we style with something that sparkles and use things around the house and in our jewelry boxes! We are totally known for incorporating pieces from J.CREW, Kate Spade and Kendra Scott to dazzle our coffee tables! Another great option — mercury glass votives, glittery candlesticks, and metallic studded vases are also perfect additions to a stylish coffee table. And don’t worry about mixing different metallics in the same setting — according to various fashion-infused home magazines, that’ll be all the rage this year!
People often fail to notice the welcoming affect of a few well-placed bowls of candy. But, should you upgrade those not so exciting candy bowls into timeless glass apothecary jars – it’ll really provide a stylistic “punch!” To take this a step further, we like to display candy that provides a pop of color! So, naturally our candy jars are filled with our favorite shades of pink! No matter your chosen color palette, use the candy to accent your other décor. Add a satin ribbon and you will achieve a unique and polished look!
Sometimes the biggest stylistic statements are made by the smallest details. Have you ever entered someone’s home and had your eye instantly drawn to an architectural sculpture or an interesting knickknack? Well, that’s exactly the impact we’re aiming for! Incorporating one or two seemingly “random” items into your coffee table setting can have a surprisingly cohesive effect. So, break out that lovely family photo album, or feature a print or inspirational quote in a lovely frame! Now is the time to think “outside the box”. Consider hanging that rarely-used faux pearl necklace across a simple vase, or adorning your fabulous new apothecary jars with pretty gift tags! We like to use feathers too add that extra touch of glamour!
The use of pretty florals is one of the easiest ways to jazz-up your coffee table scene! Should you look on Instagram and Pinterest, you’re sure to find a plethora of images showing chicly styled tables with abundant florals — usually peonies and hydrangeas. So, take a cue from these lovely settings, but don’t forget to customize it; your home should reflect your fantastic personality! Start with one or two small vases — that way they’re less likely to be accidentally tipped-over, or get in the way of making eye-contact during conversation with visitors. Then, fill the vases with whatever type of blooms that make you feel happy and refreshed, or serene and collected—this is a great opportunity for you to not only set the tone for the coffee table, but also the room!
Nothing is more satisfying than coming home to a perfectly styled home! We know you’ve heard it before, but it is so very true — your home should be your sanctuary! Styling your home is the best way to truly make it a unique place to relax and unwind from the day. In our experience, something as simple as styling your coffee table can give you that instant boost to create a space that makes you feel good.