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The Great Coffee Table Challenge

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When it comes to renovation and home design, some decisions come very quickly — “Uhhh, YES please make my closet as large as possible with a bright window!“, while others can take a bit more time to process.

In the case of my family room coffee table, even 2 months after starting this home renovation project, I’m still in the “processing” phase.

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How to Style A Coffee Table in 5 Easy Steps

How to Style a Coffee Table in 5 Easy Steps

Sometimes I find that when it comes to home design, I can make very quick decisions on large scale important decor, while the small details tend to lead to a lot of hemming and hawing before a final decision is made.  Styling shelves, tabletop surfaces and coffee tables becomes an impossible obsession where I alternate different combinations and orientations of assorted random objects until I get it just right.  With all of my frustrations, I think I may have had a major breakthrough.  I have put together a no-fail 5 step method to style a coffee table that has proven to be easy, efficient and best of all, stylish!

Tray + Candle + Quirky Object + Vase + Book = Coffee Table WIN!

Coffee Table Styling in 5 Easy Steps


Feminine Romantic: Your favorite movie is “The Notebook” and you can’t resist a beautiful bouquet of fresh blooms- especially when they’re from a special admirer!

Floral Tray / Basier Rose Candle /Rose Paperweight / Tapered Bud Vase / Alexa Chung “It” Book

Modern Preppy: A little Palm Beach and a little 60’s mod, you are attracted to anything striped, dotted, or monogrammed.

Acrylic Tray / Flamingo Candle / Music Note Paperweight / Polka Dot Bud Vase / Kate Spade “Things We Love” Book

Hollywood Siren: A drama mama at heart and a fan of anything glitzy, glam and simply fabulous! The more sparkly, the better.

Greek Key Tray / Loose Lips Candle / Turtle Shell (sold out online, but THIS is similar) / Crystal Faceted Bud Vase / Scalamandre “Haute Decor” Book

Rustic Organic: You feel your best when you’re outdoors and closest to nature.  Natural textures and materials add character and warmth to your most beloved spaces.

Striped Wooden Tray / Floral Votive HolderTwig Bud Vase / Gilded Hedgehog / Veranda “The Art of Outdoor Living” Book

How do YOU style your coffee table?