Your coffee table is more than just the centerpiece of your living room. It's not just a place to store your magazines, it's a reflection of who you are as an individual to your guests. Designing and decorating the table with your favorite home decor masterpiece can be a great way to showcase your design talents. It doesn't have to be expensive to be an eye catching design. Cheap chic decor can be found just about anywhere, from garage sales to sidewalk sales. Use these decorating ideas to create an interesting centerpiece to your living or family room.
Since the items on your coffee table already reflect who you are, why change the basic idea? By choosing the decorations that represent who you are, you get to keep it personal. Best of all, personal items are pretty cheap, seeing as how you already own them. Jewelry boxes, glass vases and statues are all great ways to showcase who you really are.
Coffee Table Decorating Tip: Place ALL of your favorite personal items on the table. Pick up the first three that catch your eye and put the rest away to find the best personal items without over cluttering the decor.
While the coffee table is meant to reflect who we are, you definitely don't want to look narcissistic. By accessorizing it with items that are every day natural decor, you can help perk up any theme. Silver charger plates stocked with fresh fruit or candies offers an eye pleasing design that not only looks good, but tastes good as well. Nature makes the best displays. Driftwood, seashells and dried flowers can also do the same thing for a coffee table design which makes it into a great conversation piece.
Designing your coffee table around a theme is a great way to incorporate specific design elements that suit your tastes and draws the eyes of your guests. Unify your design by choosing decor accessories that match your theme. Colors, shapes, sizes and textures all add consistency to any themed design.
For instance, a shabby chic theme is typically involves with colorful hardcover books, patina covered metals with vibrant splashes of color, all tied together by like colors, shapes or sizes. Hobbies create great design themes as well. A great example of hobby related design theme is a fishing theme with a glass coffee table and a display of antique lures below.