Yesterday, I shared with you all a fabulous and frugal orchid arrangment I made for our Family Room coffee table, and today I want to share with you my Three Easy Steps to Fabulous Coffee Table Decor.
Coffee tables are an important focal point to any sitting area, not only should they be functional to hold drinks, books and other everyday items, but they should be beautiful!
As a professional decorator for 17 plus years, I have decorated my fair share of coffee tables, and have developed a simple coffee table formula that works just about anywhere.
It starts the the magic number three…
did you know three was a magic number in decorating?
If you haven't noticed, often times groups of three objects are used for the most pleasing and interesting look. In fact, I almost always use something tall, medium, and small in all my vignettes. This basic principal applies to coffee tables, here's how:
1. Something TALL-
Candlesticks, vase or urns, florals or stems, lanterns, hurricane vases, etc…
Common sense note: Depending on where your TV is located in your room- always check the height of your "Tall" items to make sure your tv is still visible!
2. Something MEDIUM-
Bowl, basket, greenery, tray, candle holder, box
3. Something SMALL-
coffee table books, magazine, tray,
Here are a few examples of coffee tables I have decorated over the years…
In this two story living room, because the ceilings are so high, I had to use VERY tall items on the coffee table- always keep the scale of your room in mind when selecting your decor.
Back at the cottage, here is a fall inspired-coffee table.
So next time you are tackling a coffee table, remember the magic number three: tall, medium, and small!