How to Decorate a Coffee Table
A coffee table is an essential piece of living room furniture just as common as a sofa, an entertainment unit in many homes, however, when comes to stylish a living space, it is much easier to start with the coffee table. From displaying your decorative objects to hold your books and drinks, from your footrest to additional storage space, a coffee table can be your best friend of your living room and your family time. Read on below for our quick tips of decorating your coffee table to make most use of it.
Create a masterpiece – your coffee table decorative
There are a lot of designers and articles were keep telling us to follow the Rule of Threes when decorating your coffee table, meaning add something vertical, horizontal, and sculptural decorative objects and to arrange them into a balance that you feel comfortable with. It is a guideline that has been well practiced for a long time in design industry. However, when comes into daily decoration, no matter what your three different objects are and how would you going to arrange them, make sure one of them, either the taller one or the larger one, to be your masterpiece of the whole decoration and grouping all other items around it. For instance, let’s use the tallest piece as us masterpiece to keep the eye jumping and dancing from one to another to create more visual appeal.
Focus on your lifestyle – keep the function you need for your coffee table
A well styled coffee table is not only be the beauty of your living room furniture but also functional. The decoration of a coffee table can be incorporating items that used on daily. For example, a decorative box that can hold your TV remote, your gaming console, while a bamboo tray can be used to serve drinks and snacks. The key is that decorating coffee table is something extra adding on your lifestyle while you may want it to be easy access when using it.
Stay Practical – minimal your decorative objects
Combining various textures and shapes can create an eye-catching coffee table however don’t go overboard with too many. “The key to coffee table styling is balance” says Dave Adams, merchandising director at DBI. That is not only the balance of each shape, but also the balance of empty surface and grouping of decorative. You do not want your coffee table full of decorative items that when your guest having difficulty finding a place to leave their drinks, or the kids will have to remove all the items before drawing some pictures around you when you are reading a book.
Think about surroundings
In addition to decorating the surface of your coffee table, it is important to take into account how the table fits in with your other living room furniture. If the colours of your decorative items are in the same palette with your sofa or your rug? If your entertainment unit feel odd and lonely when your finish your coffee table? It is practical to take account of your living space as a whole object when style your coffee table but not only the coffee table.