Happy Monday! It was a beautiful weekend here in Michigan! The 50 degree temperature and sunshine had me all giddy for Spring. And nothing says Spring like tulips and pretty pastels.
Thank you Target dollar section for those lovely ceramic lanterns turned vase.
Alright, focus on the topic Colette…console tables!
Today I want to share with you some tips on how to style a table top, specifically those versatile console tables popular in entry ways, living rooms, well…anywhere in the house really!
Console tables are so versatile! They offer a place to display frames and other collectibles in an entry way or can be placed nicely behind a sofa. They also make a great substitute for the traditional night stand. They come in about every style imaginable, from acrylic to stained wood, to bright glossy pops of color. I’ve compiled a list of go-to items I incorporate that offer a no-fail way to bring in some style and personality to these staple pieces.
Books: Oh, how I love thee. Hardcover, new and old, there’s no denying books are a great decorative element. A stack of books under a vase of flowers or candle adds height and dimension. Bonus, they can be so inexpensive! Shop your local book thrift store for some great finds. Ripped or worn cover? Take the jacket off to reveal a beauty in disguise! Look for books that also fuel your interest like design, travel, language, or anything else to speaks to you.
I created a mood board to show how all these elements can work together! I used this mood board as inspiration before styling my own console table.
Symmetric lamps, flowers and foliage, stacks of books, and a sweet little frame really make this table feel chic and styled. Start with those basic elements and build from there adding items that make your heart happy. How about those great poufs? So sweet.
Our console table is behind the couch sitting oh, so pretty. It’s something we built custom to our space and needs and we heart it!
What are your favorite go-to console table elements?