An ottoman used as a coffee table, is actually one of my favorite decorating techniques. It’s a great way to have extra seating in a room, so they work really well in smaller homes. They also add a softness to a space, so if you have a lot of hard edges or your room is “all legs” (meaning you have no slipcovered furniture) they can also help even that out. Also, if you need a larger size coffee table which can sometimes be hard to find, an ottoman can often be ordered in a custom size to get exactly what you need. And of course, they are super comfortable to put your feet up on! For that reason, coffee table ottomans work especially well in family rooms.
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.
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!
There is almost nothing I like better than styling the tables and flat surfaces around my house. It’s fun to add something new from time to time, as well as “shop” your own house and move things around for a little change of pace. And the prime place for styling is the coffee table. So when Chairish approached me about writing a blog post that incorporated what I feel are “coffee table essentials,” I jumped at the chance. For those of you not familiar with Chairish, it’s a website where design lovers can buy and sell vintage furniture to one another with an amazingly large selection and reasonable prices.
A friend of mine asked me why I don’t share more of my own house here on the blog, and all I can say is, I guess I’m a little shy about it. It’s not finished and is in so many stages of incompletion that I feel like I’d rather wait until it’s all done. But she said people like to see the transition, and I know I like to see that in other people’s homes, so today I’m sharing. I thought I’d start with the dining room as it is the most complete room in the house (that being a relative term!)
Today coffee table styling is on my mind. I’m one of those people who once I start thinking about something (design-wise, anyway… or clothing-wise :)) I become a little obsessed. I was literally up until after midnight the last few nights looking online and at pins on Pinterest for interesting ways to style a coffee table. I recently purchase a new one and it’s twice the size of the old one so I’m feeling like I want to add a little bit. I don’t like them too full (and the hubby usually doesn’t like too many things “in his way”) but I don’t like a big empty table either. My new table is a full 48″ x 48″ so that’s a pretty big space if there is nothing on it. There are a few things I noticed that were consistent in the tables I liked: