Monday, September 8, 2014

How to Style a Coffee Table

Fall is in the air, and for me that means deep cleaning my house, and making it feel a little extra cozy for the upcoming months where we will be spending more time inside. A great place to start is my formal living room. We don't do much in here, so I have no problem putting my pretties on my coffee table. 

Coffee tables can be hard... amiright? I think I finally have it down. After watching a segment on my favorite lifestyle show, Studio 5, on how to style a coffee table, it was like a lightbulb went off in my head. They said, 
Divide in Half & Divide in Half Again
So simple, right? YES, it really is!

Those are the rules I followed for my coffee table.

You can see, my table was divided in half, placing a tray on one side.

I divided the other side in half again, and stacked boxes on top of each other. In the other half of that side, I placed a hippo, and a piece of hemmili. Noticed I divided that space as well?

You can see that I even divided my tray in half, with books on one side, and succulents and container on the other side.

Each piece ties in with my pillows and the rest of the decor in the room.

The hippo was from a thrift store. It was $2. I gave it a coat of gold spray paint, and now I love him!

So, here's a top view:

The coffee table was thrifted and painted. It was cream before, and I left the brass lining the glass when I painted it gray. The stacked boxes are from TJ Maxx. The small box on top was thrifted. Hippo was thrifted. Blue Hemmili was DIY. Tray was thrifted and painted. Succulent was Homegoods. Small fuchsia vase, Michael's. Statue, Belize, we got it on a cruise about 10 years ago. Stone, gem faire. Books were thrifted, except the Orsay book that we picked up in France 15 years ago. Unicorn letter opener, thrifted.

I LOVE color, and I would say my taste is eclectic. I like to have things in my home that you are not going to see in other people's homes.

My front room makes me happy! Now, on to my basement!

Thanks for stopping by. 

Have a Happy and creative Day!


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