1. Create different heights
One of the best ways to add interest to a coffee table vignette is to play around with size and height. This can be easily achieved with different height candles, but you can also add other objects like a tall glass cloche and plants. According to Zanui, "creating piles and displaying items behind one another adds depth." Need instant drama? Use a few books to create the height you're after.
2. Use one statement piece
Make a style statement with one eye-catching item, like a gorgeous plant or large terrarium. Just make sure that it works proportionally to your coffee table.
3. Play with colour
One way to create a cohesive look is to pick out colours in the living room and use them in elements on the coffee table. Try to create at least three visual links, such as using the same colour in cushions, books and flowers.
4. Play it safe
After a foolproof way to create instant coffee glamour? Books and flowers are always a winning combination. Create two or three stacks of books, and top them with a small object, like a bowl or shell. Complete the look with a vase of blooms. Easy!
5. Use your sense of humour
Want to add a dash of personality to your living room? Take a playful approach to your home decor with personal objects and quirky elements.
6. Use a tray
One way to tie together disparate elements is to group everything on a gorgeous tray. It's not only a practical solution to moving things with ease around your coffee table, but it's also an on-trend way to display your favourite things. According to Elle Decor, "it's a no-brainer that trays are an excellent way to stylishly organize a tabletop."
7. Apply the rule of three
Don't clutter your coffee table with too many items. Many interior stylists use just three elements to create a cohesive vignette. According to Jackie Hernandez of School of Decorating, "in writing, photography, and design, grouping things in elements of three is a classic principle to follow."
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