Tips & Tricks for Decorating Your Coffee Table

Most living rooms are traditionally set up with seating, some end tables, and your coffee table. However, how you decorate your coffee table can say a lot about your style. If you are looking to spruce up your living room, it can be the perfect place to start. Here are some general rules to consider when decorating your coffee table:

Less Is More

Your coffee table is very exposed, and this makes clutter on your table more noticeable. If your coffee table is already home to your remotes or magazines, you may want to consider finding these belongings a new home. Less is more when it comes to decorating your coffee table. You want to add just enough to make a statement without adding clutter.

Complement Color Palette

Your décor may not be the highlight point of the room, but it can enhance your design. Choose décor that complements your overall design, and try to keep your color ratio to the room in check with your décor.

Rule of Threes

When decorating your coffee table, consider the rule of threes. It can be visually-appealing to have three pieces of décor. These should be offset to make a triangle shape. Additionally, you should have a variety of sizes for your décor. Consider having a large, medium, and small element for your design to look complete.

Coffee Tray

Coffee trays and coffee tables go together like salt and pepper. Find a stylish coffee tray to help the aesthetics of your table. While being stylish, they should also provide a functional aspect to the room and can be very convenient to access.

Seasonal Change

Help keep your home fresh and up-to-date by adding seasonal décor. You will want to try to make your décor complementary to the season. In fact, the coffee table is the perfect spot in your living room to swap out with seasonal décor regularly. From Christmas to Easter and everything in between, your coffee table is the ideal place to showcase your décor.

Your coffee table provides a realm of possibilities to help spruce up your design, so make sure you are facilitating this useful piece of furniture in your home. We hope that these tricks will bring your coffee table to the next level. Let us know some of your favorite décor pieces in the comments below, and make sure to subscribe.

Design Grammar: Articles Connect Nouns

2751374_SHow many of you remember what articles are from your grade school grammar class? Come on, raise your hands. If you’re one of those trying to hide behind Mary Grace because you’ve forgotten, articles are words such as “the” and “and”, which are used to connect other words together.

In the grammar of home design, articles represent the end tables, coffee tables, nightstands, and other items used to connect other pieces of furniture together.

What’s important to remember about articles in decorating? First, to make sure you have all of the pieces or words you need so that your design or your sentence make sense. For example in the room above, the square coffee table, the small woode table between the love seat and te sofa, and the glass-topped side table that matches the coffee table serve as the connecting articles in the space. Their purpose is primarily utilitarian, and they shouldn’t draw attention to themselves. The tables in this space complement the rest of the furniture without overpowering them.

13888922_SArticles also include nightstands such as the ones in the photo to the right. These pieces are also utilitarian, yet the style fits the contemporary look of the room. You can see the lamps serving a useful purpose as lighting for reading or dressing and the drawer provides hidden storage.

However the slightly bowed drawer and simple silver pull pull in the lamp’s curves and metallic finish. The dark wood tone mimics the art over the bed and choosing symmetrical matching lamps carries the modern masculine theme preented by the bedclothes through the room.

Remember to choose articles that aren’t intrusive yet still manage to make the sentence and the design stronger,