Are you addicted to Pintrest like we are? Do you have inspirational pin boards for overhauling every room in your house, even your backyard?! If you are looking to update a room here and there, there are lots of affordable and creative ideas out there to help you do just that.
For this post we are starting with what some may consider as the heart of any sitting room: the coffee table or cocktail table as some call it, depending on your beverage of choice. Surprisingly, re-styling this utilitarian piece can quickly help you achieve an updated feel in your den or living room without having to spend a lot of money. We went to the experts and asked them each to style a coffee table for us and share their design philosophy. We have also included some of our favorite table-scapes from Pintrest.
We hope these images inspire you to change things up a bit either by incorporating some new finds from our featured local retailers or by bringing clever things you already have to the table, until you can bring all of your pins to life!
The first is from Meg Kerr at Spruce:
This faux shagreen coffee table is styled with assorted vintage coffee table books, a Herve Gambs candle, decorative bowls and other goodies. Such an interesting, eye-catching design, Meg!
“I think the key to styling a coffee table (or any table really) is to mix texture and height. The visual variations will keep the eye travelling from one object to the next. It’s also fun to throw in the unexpected and leave your guests a little intrigued! I love the spiky edges of the gold wallflowers in contrast with the soft cattail balls. Don’t be afraid to blend different elements!”
Our second example was styled by Cameron Thompson of Ray & Baudoin Interior Design:
Simple and chic table styled with a beautiful bowl, a fantastic blown glass piece by Caleb Simon and there’s the Wild Abundance Book from ArtsMemphis again :)
Cameron’s design motto for this look: Less is more!
Lana Zepponi from Chestnut Hall Interiors styled this third cocktail table for us:
“When styling tabletops, my philosophy is that less is more and bigger is usually better. The end result is a clean, clutter-free composition of objects where each appears important. This Lillian August cocktail table with an antiqued, mirrored top reflects light as well as the objects placed on the table. I love the odd beauty of orchids, so I used one to give life and freshness to the room. Also, it’s height and leggy stems provided playful reflections and an interesting topography for the composition. Two mercury glass hurricanes act as one large object and give off a gorgeous glow that reflects in the table top.”
The following images represent some of our favorites from Pintrest! Have you recently re-styled a table top in your home? We’d love to see it!