Hi Everyone! If you are joining me from Kathleen at Lindsay Hill Interiors, welcome! And if you’re a regular reader, we’ve got something special for you this week! I’m joining with a group of amazing bloggers to bring you a monthly series on styling your coffee table. We wanted to do something consistent on a monthly basis that related to home decor, and we all agreed that one of the questions we get most from readers and friends is in regards to coffee table decorating. Most people want to do something stylish and fun, but they don’t know how to go about it. So we decided to have a monthly series on coffee table styling!
Welcome to the first Styling a Coffee Table Blog Hop, hosted by Janine of Happy Happy Nester! This month I’m featuring a fall coffee table using neutrals, rather than the traditional fall colors.
One of the reasons the coffee table is a favorite to decorate is it’s a fairly large, flat surface with lots of room for styling and secondly, (at least for me) it’s one of the first things people see when they come into my home as my front door opens to a view of the living room. Here are a few of the items I like to incorporate:
Books: (not only because I love them, and they’re beautiful, but also to elevate other items on the table).
Something natural: this could be a plant, a topiary, a vase of flowers, or even fruit. A green or natural item really adds texture and keeps it from looking too sterile.
A unique or interesting item: (preferably vintage, but it can be anything that is special to you, or even something with an interesting shape). The idea is for it to be something that not everyone has.
Other options: trinkets from travels, candles, cute boxes or containers, trays (great for corraling other items), or bowls.
Of course, not all of these absolutely have to be on every table. I don’t believe in hard and fast rules, especially with holiday decorating, but it is a general guideline to get you started. Also, try to choose some things that vary in height so that there is an interesting mix. Today I did a pretty simple neutral fall coffee table. It has a touch of fall, but it’s not over the top. Just a subtle nod to the season….
|I used a mixed bouquet I picked up at the grocery store that had some fall color in it, and then added some of the hydrangeas from my garden that were turning a beautiful mix of deep pinks and greens.|
|I added one of my favorite fall candles, Pumpkin by Linnea’s Lights. You can read about my Five Favorite Pumpkin candles in this post!|
|A ceramic acorn that I purchased this year from Home Goods, and a pair vintage pheasants that add a unique and seasonal touch.|
|And of course, I had to add some of my favorite tiny white pumpkins! They are perfect for a fall coffee table don’t you think?!|
Styling a Coffee Table October Blog Hop!
Amy at Crazy Chic Design
Kim and Lacey at Styled with Lace
Joan at 2 Ladies & a Chair
Janine at Happy Happy Nester
Kathleen at Lindsay Hill Interiors
Sheila at Maison de Cinq (that’s me!)
Laila at Designs by Laila
Oscar at Oscar Bravo Home
Summer at She Leaves a Little Sparkle
Julie and Jodie at The Design Twins
Susana at Too Chic for Words
Reesa at Mod Max Glam
Amie at Meme Hill