Interior StyleContemporary Living Room, London
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1. Styled to perfection. Finished with slick chrome detailing, this glass table has another key to success: the collection of pieces on top that sets the tone for the room’s refined look. Neat stacks of books create a sense of calm and order, while the display’s linear lines mirror the striking picture gallery on the wall behind. Candles and a monochromatic floral arrangement keep things understated and elegant.Get tips on how to decorate a coffee table
Give your sofa breathing room. For a comfortable living space, think about practicalities as well as aesthetics. As a rule of thumb, allow 18 inches between the seating and a central coffee table. Any less can feel like a squeeze, but too much more can prove uncomfortable when reaching for a drink or a book. Also, make sure the coffee doesn’t overpower the room. The proportions tend to feel right when the table is about one-half to two-thirds of the sofa’s length.
Create a visual grid. By arranging objects in a grid formation, you’ll create a harmonious effect, especially if the display mirrors the seating. Break up the formality by placing a vase in a contrasting texture and height in the center. It’s easy and practical to create a grid with books, as the homeowners have done here. However, to add more interest, a good tip is to choose objects in a variety of materials, such as wood, glass, fabric and stone.