The 5 Ps of Decorating your Occasional Table

CTpic6

Need to pump some life into your living room? Here are some designer tips to spruce up your coffee table or occasional table.

Purpose: What’s the main purpose or functionality of the table? What’s the demographic of the people that live in the house? Is it pet friendly, kid friendly, or party friendly?

CTpic7

Personality: You want something that tells a story, “YOUR STORY.” Consider an antique or something closely linked to your families past. Maybe something from a trip overseas or magazines that reflect your life style, interests, or hobbies. You want a piece that engages people’s curiosity, but remember form follows function.

CTpic1

Perspective: It’s key to break up the perspective with varying heights of objects on your table. Maybe fresh flowers (large), a framed picture of the family (medium), and some unique coffee table books (small), again form follows function.

CTpic3

Plants: It is always nice to have something organic on your coffee table. It will balance out any of your other items that are not. Without it, the look tends to feel like it is missing something. The organic item can be a real or fake and it doesn’t have to be a plant, things like rocks also count as an organic item.

CTpic2

Placement: Make sure everything has a spot that makes sense on your coffee table. If everything is all crammed on to one side, the whole look will appear lopsided. Evenly space decor out so that is flows well.

CTpic4

They key is to not over do any sort of decorating on a coffee table. They usually are there to be used so you need space on them. When you over do it and keep trying to add things that can make it frustrating, usually you need to take away. Sometimes even, one simple piece is all you need to decorate it!

CTpic5

Happy Decorating 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s