I'm tired of the stuff on top of the coffee tables at our house currently and am looking for ways to jazz them up.
Here is what we have now:
1. Living Room - I just did that flower arrangement on Friday so it will be gone by Thursday probably. I'm keeping the two white pieces because I think the entire room needs a bunch of white stuff around it and I've been looking out for nice white pieces. The bowl in the middle with the balls are just so ordinary and typical that I want to make them go away. I love that candle holder but I'm thinking about moving it. I just want something more hmmmmm...INTERESTING.
2. Family Room - There is not much space on this thing to do much. Same thing with the flower arrangement. That will be gone by mid-week. I'm not getting rid of my rock. There is a story behind it. LOL! I want this to be nice looking but I also want enough room for a wine glass or mug of tea.
3. Basement - This is the biggest challenge because E spends the most time down there with his friends. They play video games and what the heck ever and I really only put stuff on it to get them to stop forgetting that a coffee table IS NOT TO SIT YOUR AZZ ON!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'd like to keep this as "clean" as possible. I'm about to paint down so yeah...I want a clean, fresh twist to it.
I kinda like the idea of small plants on a tray or something like this. Kinda wondering about a terrarium kinda thing though. I would think that a plant in a cloche like this would have constant moisture and start looking weird.
This would actually be easy for me to do in the basement and I think putting a large, wide, short basket under the coffee table would be interesting to add blankets. Hmmmmmmm...I think I might try this one today. The basket I currently have is a light color though so I'd have to spray paint it. But still totally doable.
Honestly...I've never thought about putting candlesticks in a cylinder vase before. I think I like this.
I already have a couple of really cool looking lanterns. If I find an interesting enough pot for the fern I just picked up...I could do this in the basement. Instead of putting it in the middle...I'd put it more to one side though. That way, the kid will still have space for whatever it is he needs space for when he's down there.
As you can see...this is going to be an interesting project because I'm going to start with using things I already have in the house to switch up things a bit. I'll do end tables and chest tops too. I want to do interesting things, as I stated above...and I want it to be a fresh take on it for me.
What's on YOUR favorite coffee table tablescape?