The coffee table is the center of the living room. While it can be landing space for remote controls and magazines, it’s also a place where your style can come to life.
It is one place where you can easily craft your style to reflect your personality. Allowing you to combine pieces unique to you like your special ceramics, sculptures or family heirlooms with hardcover books and all those coffee table essentials.However, you must not forget about its original purpose and the functionality it provides to your living spaces.
So here are various tips and tricks that will help you nail the perfect balance between practicality and style….
THE 3 L’s
Layouts, levels and layering. The lifesaving trio when you’re unsure on where to begin with your styling.
The layout of your styling and shape of the table can determine everything! We like to first focus on the form of the table itself and ensure we either emphasis it’s form or alternatively draw contrast to it. When in doubt, opting for a trio arrangement of objects always works well in creating balance whilst also reflecting a sense of restrained organisation.
When talking levels, think height – the short, the medium and the tall. Our essential is always at least 3 different levels! By mixing different heights together they bring harmony by creating a visual balance and offsetting one item from the another. Ensuring your various styling pieces are unique not only in height but in shape and form too!
This is your opportunity to tie in other key elements of your living room to create a more synchronized and considered environment. In combination with layout and level, by layering various textures and colours which draw from the room’s key features provide a great sense of style identity to your selections.
CREATE A BASE
Be sure to not just place a mix match collection of small objects on your coffee table, you want everything to have a purpose! Already own a bunch of small decorative objects that you can’t find a home for? Don’t stress! We love to utilising a hard cover book or tray as a base so that all the small objects are grounded and avoid any sense of clutter. Over sized decorative trays make for the perfect place to house both the decorative and the necessities like your tv remote and coasters in a beautiful way.
SET YOUR SCENE
Maybe you’re starting from scratch and don’t know where to begin? Searching online and in stores not knowing what to choose as your perfect coffee table styling pieces. These pieces will be a focal point of your space, so think… what do you want to represent in your living space? What is the overall style of your home? Soft flora and fauna, raw organic ceramic or an eclectic sculptural piece? This is your opportunity to take control and set the ambience of your space.