Hi Everyone! And welcome to the second edition of our monthly blog post on styling your coffee table hosted by Janine of Happy Happy Nester! If you are here from Crazy Chic Design, welcome! If you are a regular reader, you might have read last month’s post on styling a fall coffee table. For those of you who might have missed it, every month 15 bloggers will be sharing how to style a coffee table. Well this month, we have a new edition and I’m changing it up! I didn’t want to do a full-on Christmas table just yet, but I definitely felt done with all of my pumpkins! So what to do? To try to bridge the gap between fall and Christmas decorating and do a table that looked slightly wintery. To do this, I emphasized natural elements with a color scheme of green and white. I wanted to style a table that could last from now through Thanksgiving, but also one that would work for Christmas if you wanted it to.
I decided that pinecones is the new pumpkin! At least for me:) Here an antique French urn is filled with pinecones and seeded eucalyptus.
I like the emphasis on green as I think it works for both holidays, so I added two preserved topiaries and elevated them on a stack of green books. A couple of little silver birds and a tiny green tray on top of the books adds interest.
This silver bowl with deer heads on either end is something I purchased last year at an antique store so I filled that with more tiny pinecones. This bowl just says “winter” to me!
After that I added a silver tray, put the deer bowl on top of that and added a vintage bee catcher bottle along with a mercury glass candle.
You might remember I gave some basic guidelines for styling a coffee table in last month’s fall coffee table post. Basically, I talked about incorporating:
Something unique or interesting (preferably vintage)
Other options (candles, boxes, trays, etc)
For all the tips, you can read the full post here.
For this table, I used books in tones of green and grey. The natural items are the pinecones and topiaries, unique and/or vintage items are the urn and bee catcher bottle, and the “other” items are the candle, tray and birds. Also, remember to vary the heights of the objects you’re using as well.
Hopefully this gave you some inspiration on styling a coffee table in your own home! And if like me, you want to make it wintery without fully emphasizing Christmas yet, then you have some ideas as well. You could also incorporate pine tree sprigs or other greens, neutral ornaments like shiny balls, or even some bare little Christmas trees while still having it not scream Christmas. For me, that will be next month’s table!
I hope you will visit Oscar Bravo Home next and then hop on over to the rest of the group’s posts. All of these bloggers have great ideas, and if you want to do Christmas already, several are doing that too!
And I’ve found some great items to help you get the look. You can just click on the links below to shop!