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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

How to style your coffee table

Hello beautiful people!

Today's post is different, but not a new concept on the blog. It is however just the second time I wrote a "How to" post, which shame on me cause I should have written a few more in so many years of blogging. The first similar post was published last year and it featured styling all black looks, which you can still check out, if you would like to. In this post I'll share my way of organising and arranging a vintage coffee table. Hope you'll get some inspiration from this.

1.  I think the most important thing is to let your personality and passions shine through. The easiest way to achieve this is to stack or display some encyclopaedias or glossy magazines. In my case I love fashion, traveling, luxury so I chose some books and a magazine to show this. They are also awesome to look through when you're lacking inspiration or motivation. 

2. Everybody loves candles and why wouldn't we?! They're pretty and smell divine, creating a comforting environment. 

3. Having flowers in your house is a must in my opinion. They can be in pots or in a vase, doesn't really matter. They are visually appealing, they smell amazing and personally they make me happy. It's not something major, but just knowing I have plants and flowers gives me a nice vibe. Also, attending to them is very relaxing. 

4. Since it's a coffee table, it's absolutely necessary to have some coffee or tea and if we're at it why not add some cookies or sweets?! I love drinking tea and have a few cups every day. Of course, I also love sweets so having a cup of tea requires at least a cookie or three in my case. 

5. A cute notebook is my last essential. I'm not going to lie and say I always organise everything, but I enjoy writing to-do and shopping lists. Also, when inspiration strikes and a good post idea appears it's good to write it down. Something I want to try is having a notebook on my bedside table, because I find that inspiration strikes the most at night before going to sleep and 80-90% of the time I forget what it was about. 

As you can see our coffee table is hallow inside, which is why my mother filled it up with a green sand and all the shells we, my sister and I, have found in the sea. As you can imagine it took a long time to gather all of these, but we loved, and I still do, snorkelling and looking for shells on the beach. These were all found on our holidays as children and I love that she displayed them so beautifully.

What are your coffee table essentials?

Have a pink-tastic day!

*This post idea was given by Holly from Chairish.


  1. So cool!!! I really love this detailed decor :D

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  2. Soooo Gorgeous:)
    In Love with this:)
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  3. Love every detail you mentioned, especially lighting up a candle.

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  4. Great tips! Thanks for sharing! :)

  5. I'm so bad at styling my coffee table bc I'm always working on it, ha! But I like the tips...minus the flowers bc I'm allergic lol. Love the idea of putting passions out there etc! XO

  6. great post !
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  7. That is a beautiful coffee table! I love the shells it's such a cute touch. Definitely agree about candles and flowers but most importantly about letting your personality shine through :)
    Amy xx

  8. Flowers and candles are a must, I feel you can never have too many of them

    Lauren x |

  9. You're right, flowers are a must and I love them so much! Lovely post. Keep these kind of posts coming!

  10. Yes I definitely agree about needing to add some cookies/sweets haha xx
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  11. Great post - thanks for sharing 💗

    Xx Tschok |

  12. What a great post :)
    Thanks for sharing!
    xx Katha

  13. Great ideas! I would love to drink coffee with you there :)

  14. Some lovely tips! My coffee table needs a sort out, I have a huge stack of glossy magazines that just needs throwing away!

    Nicole |

  15. Great tips and thank you for sharing!

  16. This is great table styling! I actually have several of the same things on my table. :)

    xx Leah /

  17. Loving these tips! I sometimes put too much stuff on my table, but I'm definitely a huge candle and flower lover too! X Charissa | Lady Goldapple . com

  18. Your coffee table looks so pretty. I think I need to do something with mine. The only item I keep on it is my laptop.

  19. Such great idea, I truly love it, very inspiring, thank you for sharing!!!


  20. Looks so nice

  21. Sua mesa é aconchegante! Adoro flores em casa também!

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  22. wow so cool - i love this tiny and lovely space. lovely decorated


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