I was recently asked by the lovely team at Shurgard, a self storage facility, to reveal my 5 top tips on how to style your home like a stylist. Here is a photo of my coffee table. I thought I’d show you one of the tips on styling a coffee table, in steps:
Step 1 – Arrange coffee table books in piles.
Keep the books closest to the sofa, in a vertical pile, so your guests can see the cover images. Keep the piles furthest away from the sofa,in a horizontal stack, so you can show off the colourful book spines.
Step 2 – Add a scented candle.
Place the candle on top of the books. It becomes a decor feature and makes the room smell lovely when lit.
Step 3 and 4 – Create space between the piles of books.
Add a few decorative glass dishes in the space between the books. I’ve placed some candies on the plate for guests, and added a few trinkets to inject some personality.
Step 5 – Add a pretty coaster for drinks.
Step 6 – Add some fun and colourful objects.
I’ve added a bright pop of yellow with a pineapple dish.
Step 7- Add a piece of art.
I’ve placed a colour blocked, hand made ceramic bowl, bought from Oregon, on the table.
Step 8- Add some plants.
I’ve placed a cute cactus in a pot, to add some fresh greenery.
This is only one of my 5 tips on how to style your home like a stylist.
Do pop over to Shurgard’s blog now to see my other 4 easy and affordable steps for transforming your home.
Hope you enjoy it. I will be back soon with more interiors posts. Wishing you a lovely week ahead.
( Photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell.)