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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Coffee Table Essentials | Chairish Challenge

Coffee Table Style
As you may have noticed from my recent posts, I am in the home décor Spring refresh spirit. It’s the perfect time of year to do a house spring clean and get rid of the old- however, not everyone has the money to do so. As a remedy for that, you can enter my £150 gift card giveaway for a chance to buy some new spring décor- there is nothing wrong with a little shameless self-promotion.

So, rather than stripping a room of its glory, why not reshuffle, re-purpose and refocus? For example, why not brighten up that piece of furniture that has been gathering dust, say, the coffee table sitting abandoned in the centre of your living room?

Chairish, an online marketplace that gives vintage lovers the chance to buy and sell beautiful pieces of vintage furniture and decor, have challenged me to decorate one of their coffee tables to display what I would call my “Coffee Table Essentials.” I was so in love with this challenge that I had to take it: here is what I came up with. I used their Faux Bamboo Brass Coffee Table, because of the natural and clean look that I thought would work well as a base.

I decided to keep it fresh for Spring and chose to use pastels, with a touch of elegance (white), class (black) and glam (gold).My essentials are quite Pinterest basic to be honest- I do love looking at coffee tables on there that feature a bit of greenery, hence, the square cut vase of fresh pink flowers and an on-trend rose gold terrarium fit the bill.

Using a tabletop tray makes it easier to transport food from room to room, for example, a cup of coffee in a chic gold teacup to place on your purr-fect marble cat coaster and a selection of cookies on a tempting "Eat Me" plate.  When not in use for food, trays make beautiful feature pieces for guests to oogle at, so when not in use, I would stack fashion magazines for reading inside of it, and place a scent diffuser with a clean scent (I love Jo Malone), next to it.

There is always something that needs to be shown off (like a couple of rings or a prized memento, like a pretty crystal rock) or something that needs to be kept within reach (stray hairpins from the carpet or house keys) so a pretty ceramic catch-all ( or two) would do the trick.
Lastly, no coffee table is complete without a little light, especially in the evening- I like the deer candle light and the mini mint votive, both are simple but attractive.

I’d like to think of myself as a home décor goddess, but I know that that isn’t true, however, here are some tips I think would make an Instagram-worthy coffee table.

How to set up a coffee table

Layer it up- use books and magazines to vary the height of the display- it makes it more interesting.

Mix materials- this arrangement contains elements of ceramic, bamboo, plastic and glass, but I would also consider hemp, velvet, silk and wood.
Theme the coffee table- you can use two shelved coffee tables to your advantage by giving them different themes. Perhaps the bottom shelf can be for display and your top shelf can be for productivity?
Multipurpose the table- if you are a student, the heart catch-all and sunflower paperwight can double as mini stationary holders. A frequent host? Why not pack out the tabletop tray with table top games like chess or Scrabble.
Store and stack- if you have a higher table, you can store books, extra magazines and unsightly objects underneath your coffee table in pretty boxes or baskets- subscription beauty boxes are really good for smaller items, and straw baskets hold magazines quite well.


Thanks to Chairish for the post inspiration; let me know if you have any coffee table essentials!
Don’t forget to enter my giveaway!
This post was sponsored by Chairish. All links are non-affiliate.

Enjoy redecorating!
God Bless.


1 comment

  1. I love fresh flowers for the coffee table! Perfect for spring :) You've inspired me to grab some this weekend! xoxo, Holly

    ReplyDelete

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Coffee Table Essentials | Chairish Challenge

Coffee Table Style
As you may have noticed from my recent posts, I am in the home décor Spring refresh spirit. It’s the perfect time of year to do a house spring clean and get rid of the old- however, not everyone has the money to do so. As a remedy for that, you can enter my £150 gift card giveaway for a chance to buy some new spring décor- there is nothing wrong with a little shameless self-promotion.

So, rather than stripping a room of its glory, why not reshuffle, re-purpose and refocus? For example, why not brighten up that piece of furniture that has been gathering dust, say, the coffee table sitting abandoned in the centre of your living room?

Chairish, an online marketplace that gives vintage lovers the chance to buy and sell beautiful pieces of vintage furniture and decor, have challenged me to decorate one of their coffee tables to display what I would call my “Coffee Table Essentials.” I was so in love with this challenge that I had to take it: here is what I came up with. I used their Faux Bamboo Brass Coffee Table, because of the natural and clean look that I thought would work well as a base.

I decided to keep it fresh for Spring and chose to use pastels, with a touch of elegance (white), class (black) and glam (gold).My essentials are quite Pinterest basic to be honest- I do love looking at coffee tables on there that feature a bit of greenery, hence, the square cut vase of fresh pink flowers and an on-trend rose gold terrarium fit the bill.

Using a tabletop tray makes it easier to transport food from room to room, for example, a cup of coffee in a chic gold teacup to place on your purr-fect marble cat coaster and a selection of cookies on a tempting "Eat Me" plate.  When not in use for food, trays make beautiful feature pieces for guests to oogle at, so when not in use, I would stack fashion magazines for reading inside of it, and place a scent diffuser with a clean scent (I love Jo Malone), next to it.

There is always something that needs to be shown off (like a couple of rings or a prized memento, like a pretty crystal rock) or something that needs to be kept within reach (stray hairpins from the carpet or house keys) so a pretty ceramic catch-all ( or two) would do the trick.
Lastly, no coffee table is complete without a little light, especially in the evening- I like the deer candle light and the mini mint votive, both are simple but attractive.

I’d like to think of myself as a home décor goddess, but I know that that isn’t true, however, here are some tips I think would make an Instagram-worthy coffee table.

How to set up a coffee table

Layer it up- use books and magazines to vary the height of the display- it makes it more interesting.

Mix materials- this arrangement contains elements of ceramic, bamboo, plastic and glass, but I would also consider hemp, velvet, silk and wood.
Theme the coffee table- you can use two shelved coffee tables to your advantage by giving them different themes. Perhaps the bottom shelf can be for display and your top shelf can be for productivity?
Multipurpose the table- if you are a student, the heart catch-all and sunflower paperwight can double as mini stationary holders. A frequent host? Why not pack out the tabletop tray with table top games like chess or Scrabble.
Store and stack- if you have a higher table, you can store books, extra magazines and unsightly objects underneath your coffee table in pretty boxes or baskets- subscription beauty boxes are really good for smaller items, and straw baskets hold magazines quite well.


Thanks to Chairish for the post inspiration; let me know if you have any coffee table essentials!
Don’t forget to enter my giveaway!
This post was sponsored by Chairish. All links are non-affiliate.

Enjoy redecorating!
God Bless.


1 comment

  1. I love fresh flowers for the coffee table! Perfect for spring :) You've inspired me to grab some this weekend! xoxo, Holly

    ReplyDelete