Published at Saturday, July 20th 2019, 21:58:21 PM. Coffee Table. By Nikoleta Michel.
Turn this living‐room workhorse into a clutter‐free focal point.
Coffee Table MakeoverEver wonder, how interior design "pros" get coffee tables to look so artfully displayed? We tapped populer "Gena Sigala" to assist turn a living‐room "hard worker" into a clutter‐free focal point.
STEP 1: START WITH A TRAY"A piece that mimics the shape of your table helps organize items neatly and acts as a pretty layering element," Sigala explains. Then, anchor the opposite corner with an oversize book to balance out the tray. Illustrated books, like Audubon's Birds of America which features 694 pages of original engravings ($185; store.metmuseum.org), invites laid‐back perusing.
STEP 2: ZERO IN ON THE REMAINING CORNERSEnvision your table in quadrants and aim for rough symmetry along the diagonals. Here, a stack of smaller books‐like The French Dog, which captures canines in glamorous Gallic locales ($29.95; anthropologie.com) ‐faces off with lidded boxes corralling necessary odds and ends: remotes, matches, cards, etc.
STEP 3: JUST ADD PERSONALITY"Set out things that will spark curiosity and conversation, like a collection of glass bottles," advises Sigala. Also, when you top stacks with an interesting object, "a large book or a pile becomes a pedestal," she explains.
STEP 4: FINISH WITH ORGANIC DETAILS"Plants or flowers give life to any surface‐literally!" says Sigala, who placed this orchid off‐center for a casual look. One last thing: "Don't overdo it‐a coffee table should have plenty of space for cups of coffee!"Here are two final hints…
You don't necessarily have to have four things on the table just because there are four steps… remember, something could be both tall and alive, or both square and tall! Or you can have three things with unique shape, or three stacks of books. Play with your ideas till you get it right!
Lastly for a coffee table, one, three or four items grouped together looks best. You can also use trays to organize your decor on the table. (And there is your square "base"!)
We hope you are off now to gather all your special accent pieces, coffee table books and special plants and make awesome coffee table decor!When displaying coffee table, it's true that how you place your pieces has a big impact on how large the room feels, not to mention on the overall design.
While it might seem 'easier to simply' put each piece into the room based on where it easily fits, there is a lot you can do to minimize a cluttered look, enlarge the sense of space, and create the whole room more inviting.