Picture the scene – you’ve just invested in a gorgeous new coffee table and it’s now sitting in your lounge. Perhaps it’s aged oak with a sheer finish, or minimalist chrome with a glass top. Either way, you’re likely proud as punch of your purchase and can’t wait to show it off to your loved ones. Now comes the tricky party though – deciding what to put on it! It might look a little lonely by itself, but there’s also no point putting items out for the sake of doing it. You should think through the type of atmosphere you’d like the room as a whole to portray and also what sort of items would catch visitors’ eyes.
Here is a little inspiration to get you started…
Lots of people like to showcase their favourite books on their coffee table, as it means people see them straight away when entering the room. What’s more, it means their most-loved titles are within easy reach at all times, meaning they can read through them whenever they fancy it. Be it art, factual or photography books, this is an elegant and classy decoration that also acts a conversation starter.
If you’ve picked up any interesting knick knacks whilst on your travels, or have been gifted fascinating pieces that are just too good to be tucked away, look no further! Your coffee table is the ideal medium upon which to show these off, so don’t think twice about putting them out… unless of course you’ll have children running around and they are particularly fragile. That might warrant a bit of consideration!
Candles are a really simple yet cost-effective way to show off your new purchase. They are understated but just add that touch of ambiance to the room, not to mention highlight your gorgeous new table. Invest in a few and cluster them together in as artistic a fashion as possible, perhaps throwing in some delicate holders as a special touch.
About the author:
Louis Sharman is an avid blogger who writes about a plethora of subjects ranging from book reviews to suggesting the importance of ebooks in modern culture. He lives in London, UK and enjoys reviewing the most recent books. He is also an amateur photographer and has a great collection of photography books.