I’ve been pinning coffee tables lately and the more images i found, the more i realised there are some common threads to ones that my eyes were drawn to. Then i did some reading and discovered that interior decorators have a couple of rules they stick to when putting together a coffee table – i found it really interesting. I love looking at beautifully organised and dressed coffee tables, mainly because for the past two years The Captain and i haven’t been able to decide what we like – so coffee table-less we remain.
Here are some coffee tables that appeal to me for a variety of reasons
It has never occurred to me how gorgeous flowers look on a coffee table – and even more so fruit. I quite like the idea of a jar of chappies or something similarly playful (yet edible)
Some experts say that having something from the natural worls is a must – while i like taxidermy, i’m not sure a falcon would be something i could handle – besides i’m pretty sure, the bird would dominate conversation. Love the pop of turquoise in an otherwise monochrome setup.
Here’s a cool idea that would work really well in small spaces – two smallish tables side by side or moved around as and when the occasion calls for it – what a good idea and so visually interesting too.
I have a thing about trays and on a coffee table i think they’re a must – also boxes are great for hiding necessary uglies like remote controls. The flower thing is cute here too.
Love the mix of natural and glam and the gorgeous mirror tray too
These flowers really do look beautiful in this setup
Seemingly randomly placed books invite engagement and conversation – the succulent arrangement is interesting too – and the lowslung ottoman suggests this coffee table has potential to be a hub of socialising
Personalised elements like a collection of matchboxes in this case and a couple of magnifying glass create visual interest and a talking point – there are the flowers too
I love this set up so much – that tray for trinkets and vases and other goodies is just beautiful – I Want That!
What say you? Do you style your coffee table or is it purely a practical space?
Pic credits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,8, 9