My mornings are pretty routine. Alarm goes off, press snooze for ten more minutes. Once my second annoying alarm sounds go off, I grab the phone and scroll through emails, followed by Instagram, Facebook, and occasionally Twitter (mainly for any breaking news overnight). Within the first fifteen minutes of waking, I feel informed and inspired, and yet I am barely awake. After a shower soon comes coffee. It is not coffee that I want to talk about here today, but the art of coffee tables.
This is a universal question, dilemma, and component every home has to face: what to put on the coffee table? If you have a rambunctious puppy as I do, you may be limited. If not, you can truly have some fun with this focal point that you live with daily. A pretty display of flowers, a nice leather tray, some favorite coffee table books, and some chic collectibles can all find a home on a coffee table, whether it be glass or an ottoman or a beautiful piece of woodwork.
Here are some inspiring displays of the essential coffee table.
I love the simplicity of this living area by Mary Nelson Sinclair. Look how they displayed the pieces of artwork on the bottom table. A tray is a great way to display a book , candle, and plant in an organized manner. Via Lonny
Wooden table on wood floors. A fabulous natural display of texture and tones.
Two side by side coffee tables of simplicity in the Paris apartment of Lee Radziwill. A beautiful arrangement and a splash of books. Via T Magazine
I adore the large mossy ball and three tiered orchid. Simply chic.
Ottomans are excellent alternatives to coffee tables. Trays are a must for drink placements. Via Elle Decor
A casual rattan or wicker chest makes for a fantastic coffee table solution. I love the preppy and care-free design of this room. Via AD
A circular coffee table surrounded by a fabulous mix of coffee table books. Via Lonny
A remarkable wide glass coffee table with red trim. Love the display of objects and the placement of books. A very pretty use of rocks on the table below. Via AD
A rather narrow coffee table by Robsjohn Gibbings perfectly fits this casually livable sitting area.