Last week, when I interviewed Iro from Busy Bee's Blog, I was especially impressed with the way she kept the look of her living room
fresh by regularly changing what's displayed on her coffee table. Often, we think of "diy projects" as something major, or something that requires a drill, but sometimes something as simple as great placement of a candle can give a room a whole new lease on life.
The best table displays tell a story - they share something about your life and your interests - and they're visually appealing as well. Books
, bowls, photos, flowers, knick-knacks - anything's fair game for table display. The art is in how
you display it. There are no hard and fast rules, but when you're putting together a display, consider these factors:
1. Size and quantity.
Big or small - that is the question. Should you cover your table with tiny things, or opt for one really big design element? Or mix it up?
Most table displays tend to be fairly low-profile, but sometimes a super-tall vase
adds the perfect amount of drama. The only guideline here is to make sure that nothing on the table gets in the way (nobody likes looking around the flowers to chat). If it's that tall, make sure it's moveable.
My own living room is full of dark wood and calming green - which is why I love adding something bright red
to the table display. In other rooms, sticking with the color scheme, instead of going for the contrast, is the right move.
Texture is so underrated, I think. I love the idea of using a rough cloth to cover a smooth surface, or of adding a bowl of clean marbles to top a rustic table
Table displays are best when they're about you. When you display books you love or pieces that tell a story about that trip you took, Every element can start a conversation.