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Quick Reads: How to Decorate a Coffee Table

Decorating your coffee table gives you the opportunity to let your style shine in your living room. Adding the right pieces adds an intriguing sophistication that is sure to charm. Impress your guests with these quick and easy steps. Let’s get right into this quick read:

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Prior to Decorating:

Using tape, create squares around where you would like to place objects. This technique will help to measure what will fit and how much of the table you wish to decorate. 


Find decor that will be eye-catching one your table. For example, if your table is dark, enhance with white accents. 

Shape & Height

Incorporate a mixture of shapes. Rectangular objects are great for structure but will look too stuffy without any variation. Round trays, bowls, candles come in handy to break up these stuffy lines.

Height falls under the same concept, find one central piece with substantial height compared the rest for chic symmetry.

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Start with a Base: Stack objects on top of books or a decorative tray. The rule of three applies excellent to coffee table design. Create three collections of your table, each with a different base. I recommend staying within the same color theme in each group, to avoid clashing. Two collections work just as well! Read about the rule of three here

Greenery: Flowers and plants add the pop of color that every room needs. Find glistening vases to feature your greenery. Real flowers are also stunning, but faux flowers are cheaper and last longer.

Small Objects: Small unique decor pieces are perfect to set on top of coasters, books or place inside of your tray. Find objects that tie in with your theme and personal style. I love pineapples and elephants that add personality to my coffee table.

Candles: Everyone loves a great smelling candle! Place your favorite candle onto one of the bases to add maturity to a space.


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