The constant quandary; how to decorate one’s tabletop. Are you constantly rearranging and shuffling your coffee table decor to find the right balance? For such a small surface area, this space is always the most perplexing. In this post, the Jigsaw Designers are addressing the coffee table dilemma with some simple tips to help you find the right balance.
Tip #1 Books, books and more books! This is an easy one. ‘Coffee table’ books are easy to come by, make great gifts and you’re bound to have a couple laying around somewhere. Use books to make a statement, express your personality, or simply be an accent color like for example the bold, Hot Pink book about Yves Saint Laurent. Serves two purposes: 1. color, 2. shares a bit of nostalgia with those who love the fashion.
Stack books with a candle or small item on top, or several stacks around the table. If you have a two tier table, stack them top and bottom. Stack them on a tray in the center or off to one side.
Tip #2 Add something natural like an orchid or flower arrangement. Succulents are hugely popular and there are even some faux plants that look rather real. We usually opt of the real thing, but sometimes a bouquet of silk peonies will do the trick.
Tip #3 Add an element of surprise; an interesting sculpture, a classic obelisk or even a purple foot from Jonathan Adler. Whatever the case, make it quirky, and make it fun.
Tip #4 Don’t even think about letting that remote control be seen. Even if its a college bachelor pad, No Remotes visible please.
Keep it neat and tidy, sometimes less is more for your vignette and sometimes it just feels right to pile it one. For more information about tabletop decorating please leave a comment below or reach a Jigsaw Designer by visiting our contact page. Be sure to subscribe to the blog and like us on Facebook, and follow us on Google+