My Coffee Table Essentials
The coffee table (though I am currently needing a new one) is an essential piece for a living space. It's a place to kick your feet up, and mostly just another place to display pretty flowers and cute home accessories. Photo by Kapito Muller Interiors via Chairish.
My coffee table essentials consist of a few functional items, but mostly it's about the decor. I like to start with an over-sized decorative tray. This provides a way to anchor your accessories. Use the tray to group together a candle, a few magazines, and a little something extra; like a small picture frame or decorative figurines. If you have a very large coffee table and tray, you can go for something a bit more substantial, like a bowl filled with decorative spheres.
A small vase filled with a short bouquet of flowers is best so you don't detract from the view of the T.V. or guests you may be chatting with. Nothing too decorative or distracting; a simple glass vase is my favorite kind for the coffee table. And not to be too nit-picky, but, when it comes to flowers on the coffee table, I'd keep it simple - a small bouquet all in the same color and same kind of flower.
I do have two absolute must-haves for the coffee table - a nice candle and reading material. By reading material, I mean at least one or two beautiful coffee table books and a few fashion magazines. Whatever kind of reading material you include on your coffee table, even if just for aesthetics, it should reflect your interests and passions.
The candle choice is, I feel, the same as the decorative-accessory formula above. For example, if you have a very large coffee table to fill in, you could group a few matching candle holders. If however you're dealing with a smaller surface, go with a simple and chic scented votive.
I'd love to hear what your coffee table essentials are. Let me know in the comments below.
Pictured: 1. Citrus candle 2. American Atelier black serveware 3. Jayson Home home decor 4. HomArt wooden home decor 5. LSA International home decor 6. DVF Journey of A Dress Coffee Table Book 7. Kendall Jenner for miss VOGUE 8. French Country Style Carved Coffee Table
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