Shea McGee from Studio McGee knows a thing or two about designed pretty amazing spaces, so we obviously heed her expert advise when wondering how to style a coffee table! Sometimes it seems silly to think the thing we rest our feet or glasses on should be decorated but its all too true that the chicest of chic homes have the coolest looking coffee tables.. all do to the trinkets and books (a must!) adorning them! So naturally we follow suit, because this is the easiest and most inexpensive way to make your living room a stand out space!
Here are Shea’s styling tips (she makes it sound so easy!):
When styling a coffee table, I always start with several stacks of books. Books provide a great foundation for layering, and they also add color, interest and show insight into your hobbies and personality.
Next, I add a tray, bowl or both — they are perfect for corralling sunglasses, coasters and remotes while still managing to look chic.
Whether it is a rock, plant, antler, or piece of coral from a souvenir shop, add a natural element for texture.
Layer in the bits and baubles. Place interesting items on top of, or next to, your books. Magnifying glasses, candles, matchbooks, and paperweights are a few of my go-to items.
You cannot go wrong with fresh flowers. Ever!