Designer and Southern style expert Phoebe Howard solves one of our most pressing decorating dilemmas, offering her foolproof formula for arranging a coffee table.
The Coffee Table Decor Formula: Using these elements, you can apply Phoebe’s chic and simple method to any space or tabletop.
- Something Tall
Hurricane vases or candlesticks are great because when you light candles, they add sparkle and make everything festive.
- One Oddball Object
Choose something that’s sculptural and quirky to express your personality. Some ideas: a piece of coral, a glass orb, or a small ginger jar.
- Something Fresh
A nice pot of ivy, a fern, or some fresh-cut flowers add life and easy-to-change color to the room.
- A Stack of Books
Use a few large, pretty art books to make a stack, and top it off with something decorative.