Choosing the decoration of the coffee table in the living room is not easy. But we know what are the most frequent errors and how to solve them.

TOO MUCH RECHARGE THE COFFEE TABLE

“It is typical to put collections, ashtrays, glass balls and various ornaments that recharge. With so much elegance is lost “, explains the interior designer and antiquarian Dafne Vijande . Decorate with the maximum that less is more.

DECORATE THE COFFEE TABLE WITH TOO TALL FLOWERS

It is preferable to put several floral arrangements of low height and one large. If plants or flowers are very tall, they cut off the space and do not let the one in front of them see.

BEWARE OF BOOKS

As Dafne comments, “books are also abused, but to order them are shelves.” Just a couple or three, nothing to stack volumes and volumes.

PUT DECORATIVE OBJECTS OF THE SAME MATERIAL AS THE TABLE

Changing finishes gives wealth and personalises. If the coffee table is made of glass, nothing of glass details. And the same goes for wood. Combine materials, the room will appreciate it.

DO NOT PAY ATTENTION TO SIZES AND PROPORTIONS

“Forget about placing disproportionate objects on the coffee table that decompensated,” says Dafne. But beware, as the stylist Sol van Dorssen adds, “you can not leave her bare without any element, without life or personality.” Everything in the room must have proportion.

DECORATE THE COFFEE TABLE JUST CANDLES

Candles work well but you can not just put candles of various sizes on the coffee table and that’s it. Again: error! You must group them, place them in glasses or candlesticks and incorporate another decorative element.

LEAVE THE CONTROLS OF THE AUDIOVISUALS IN SIGHT

Other error. We already know that we can not live without controls but nothing to leave them in sight. They should go to the drawer or to a box. It is as simple as choosing a beautiful one to decorate and thus have the hidden controls but by hand.

PLACE THE DECORATION ALONE IN THE CENTER OF THE TABLE

And the sides and corners? Depending on the design of the coffee table , it is necessary to “occupy” the entire surface in a balanced way. Only then will the focus of attention in the room be.

FORGET ABOUT DECORATING UNDER THE COFFEE TABLE

There is life there too. If it is a design with a lower shelf, you have to decorate it, even if you think it is not visible. And if it has legs, it is the perfect hole under the table top to place one or more baskets, either decorative or to organize blankets.

GOODBYE TO PRACTICALITY

We look for a nice decoration for the coffee table but we must not forget that if we use it every night for dinner, then we will have to choose a solution that, at the same time, is functional. Use trays, group deco objects in them and simply move them to have the surface clear.

The coffee table is a focus of attention in the room. It occupies a preferential place and the decoration that you put on it marks a lot the style of the room. We’ve already seen what mistakes you should not make. No more having the controls on the table or a stack of magazines. To decorate, as the interior designer Dafne Vijande tells us, “you have to put contrasting things to reinforce both the material of the table and the objects that go on top. In this way they will stand out more and balance will be created. “