Styling your coffee table
THE coffee table is the centrepiece of your living room, so why not make it look wonderful.
Jennae Behn, founder of northern beaches online retailer West Lane Interiors, shows us how a few carefully curated objects can refresh your interiors.
“A coffee table is a key piece of furniture in the home and it’s important to give it some life and personality,” says Behn.
“Some of my favourite items to style with include design books, plants, ceramics, sculptural ornaments and candles,” she says.
“Create an assortment of different heights, textures and colours for visual interest.
“Don’t let one piece overpower the others – you want the end result to look thoughtful and balanced.”
Behn says that, unless your garden has a constant source of flowers, trade up the living room vase for a pot plant, which will last longer and purify the air.
“Plants with abstract leaves, spikes or beautiful cascading fronds can make a real statement piece,” she says. “Don’t be afraid to add a fun or unusual item.
“Vintage collectibles or found objects can be a great way to communicate personal style as well as act as a conversation point.”
Behn says to ensure your coffee table stays practical as well as pretty, consider styling on a tray first.
“This allows you to easily move your decorative items elsewhere when it’s time for coffee and cake,” she says.
“A tray, canister or wide bowl can also make a practical home for remote controls or coasters.” More information at westlaneinteriors.com.au
Hide practical items in bowls, trays or baskets and display items of various shapes and sizes to create interest.