First, gather your most interesting and eye-catching books. Stacks of books create dimension, and lay the groundwork for everything else. They can also tell your visitors a lot about you and your interests- immediately sparking conversation.
René Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938 | The Ride: New Custom Motorcycles and Their Builders | The Life & Love of Cats | Alphonse Mucha: Masterworks
Next, move on to florals. Flowers add color, texture and a fresh scent. They also require a vase, which just extends their impact. The bouquet needs to be changed frequently, so your look never gets stagnant.
It's now time to layer in some of your favorite bits and pieces. Some that have meaning, some that tell stories, and some you just plain love.
Little Glass Bird Cobalt | Glass Swirl Sculptures | Murano Glass Candies Set | Rainbow Diamond Glass Paperweight
Select items in various sizes for added interest.
Decorative Wish Bone | Simian Mother and Child | Harper Cardinal Courtship Sculpture | Fused Glass Tile Sculpture Short
Lastly, and possibly most important, you need a good tray, bowl or platter to corral all of your treasures and to keep everything organized. They are also a great way to hold the not-so-beautiful items like remotes, taking interest away from them.
Reversible Lacquer Serving Tray | Sliced Bowl | Seafoam Glass Bowl & Wall Art | Istanbul Glass Platter Large
So there you have it! Coffee table perfection is just a book, vase, sculpture and platter away!
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