Constantly changing up my coffee table…
It’s no secret that my interior style has changed recently. I’m gradually gravitating towards a more neutral palette, incorporating natural colours and textures into my home. With our recent living room makeover and getting a new coffee table, it made me want to completely change up how I style it. Keeping in mind my new interior style, I decided to style it up and create a more neutral coffee table look.
It’s a lot different from my previous coffee table styling, but I’m 100% in love with the look. Not only does it fit better with the new look of the room. The formula is the same but has been tweaked a little for how we’re living in our new home. So here are my tips on styling up a neutral coffee table…
HOW TO STYLE A NEUTRAL COFFEE TABLE.
First, let’s talk about the new coffee table. Though our last one was amazing for flatlays and doing Instagram shots on, that wasn’t it’s sole purpose. It was also far too big for the room, especially when we moved the room around. I went back and forth on whether I wanted to DIY an Ikea coffee table into the La Redoute one that I am totally in love with (that sadly is no longer in stock). In the end, it was too expensive for us to invest in right now, and I settled for this simple white one from Ikea. With the promise of when we do buy a home, I will be getting myself a gorgeous expensive glass one.
This coffee table comes with the ever important lower shelf that our last coffee table had. However, unlike our last one, I refuse to let it become a dumping ground this time around. So the first thing to get was a basket, I picked this basket up from Ikea. The idea was this to hold odds and ends that would be invisible to the eye (even this organised girl needs a dumping ground). I love the natural wood look of the basket. It’s also the perfect size so that I can display some of my favourite magazines for a little decor feature. The larger the basket, the more junk you can hide.
On top of the neutral coffee table, I knew I wanted a tray. Again, something to collect my bits and bobs, but also a styling feature to please the eye. I found this gorgeous number in Zara Home sale, so it’s not online anymore for me to tag. However, I’m obsessed with this natural rattan one from H&M, along with this woven one.
You all know my love for coffee table books. They say don’t judge one by its cover, but I do 100% judge them on how pretty they will look on my coffee table. I like stacking in even numbers, going for tones on a similar tonal range. These are all light, airy looking books, perfect for that neutral coffee table. I can see myself changing this up soon because there’s an Amazon book order about to happen in a couple of weeks time.
I have much love for all my plant babies. And one of them takes pride of place on my coffee table. I love this rubber plant that I picked up from a local store in Leeds. It takes pride of place in one of my favourite Homesense finds. If you weren’t going to for a plant, some form of green foliage like eucalyptus leaves would world well also. Fresh florals are also great. Peonies are coming into the season, I cannot wait to put some on my coffee table.
Candles just pull a room together. I love a neutral looking candle also. Any candle from The White Company is completely my jam. Currently, I have on my coffee table is their Seychelles pillar candle, it’s so fresh and tropical. However, I also have their wild rhubarb candle ready and waiting to go on display. One of my other favourite candle brands is Neom. Their happiness scent fills my entire room with this light, fresh scent. With candles and your neutral coffee table, stick to white/ cream candles for that clean, natural look.
How do you style your coffee table?
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