Spring Coffee Table Decor
Today we’re talking coffee tables. Ours is a hard working piece of furniture. It sits smack dab in the middle of the Living Room and holds everything from magazines and books to piles of laundry and remote controls. It’s a nice grounding point for furniture to group around (and a great place to perch our feet!).
Why then, is it so hard to figure out how to make it pretty? I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for new ways to arrange things on the top…and yet be practical, too.
Once again, I went to Pinterest for some inspiration. My eyes landed on this pretty arrangement:
Although I knew I didn’t have exactly the same items, I thought I’d use it as a jumping off point. This is what I came up with:
In studying the inspiration picture closely, I saw a number of different elements working together:
- a tray
- varying heights (a stack of old books helps do that)
- natural elements
- smooth and rough textures
I’ve also noticed a bit of greenery adds lots of life to a vignette. I’ve given up on the real stuff…but the fake stuff doesn’t look too bad (and is a much better investment for me!)
This little coffee table arrangement was the start of a new Spring look in the Living Room. I’ll be back later to show the whole room.
(Do you leave room for your feet on the coffee table too??;))
Linking to: On Display Thursday, Weekend re-Treat Link Party
DON’T MISS A THING!
Join my list for more ideas for you and your home…
Hello there Rita, I just put together a collage with super awesome inspiration on how to decorate with old windows on my blog Little Brags . I used a picture of yours with the source link back to you. Please come visit and if you do not want me to use your picture for any reason , please let me know and I will remove it asap. Thanks a bunch. Christine http://littlebrags.blogspot.com/2015/03/decorating-with-old-windows.html
Hi Christine, I just popped over to your blog to check out the article. What an awesome collection of inspirational ideas. I’m so honored that my old window is in there, too. Thanks for the shout out.
I love your display! Where did you get the Artichoke? You give me so much inspiration to try replicating yours. Thank you
Hi Rene, Thanks for your sweet comment. Where did I get the artichoke? Oh dear…it was so long ago I don’t even remember!! I think it was on clearance somewhere like Micheals or Walmart. My sister and I have a joke about artichokes, so I always laugh when I see one…:)
Oh I cook artichokes ALL the time!!! Bwahhaha :0 Love your spring posts! So inspirational!
What a cute vignette. I like how you took inspiration from the first photo and then made your own design. I love the use of a tray, too. Nice job. Thanks for for sharing at On Display Thursday!