Accessorize Your Table

by the Grandeur Girls

There are many opportunities to try your hand at interior design, even for the smallest spaces and surfaces. Most rooms have small accent tables or buffets to reflect a room’s style. But what do you put on such surfaces? Clutter isn’t attractive, arranging clever and interesting pieces or accessories are the key.

When positioning your table décor look for balance, texture, and interest. Your table décor should soften up your space or contribute to that effect. Vary your objects’ heights with a “waterfall” design. Start from high to low and then wrap around or bring it down to complete the arrangement. You want your table arrangement to add curiosity without the chaos, so be selective with your pieces.

Seeing if your accessories look and feel right together is part formula and part intuition. Stay away from fussy knick-knacks. Instead, choose a few large pieces and small greenery, like a plant or a floral. On long buffet style tables, place your focal point piece in the middle, then flow outward by placing taller lamps, or objects, on both sides for balance. If your focal point in the middle is tall, flow outward with shorter candles or items on each side.

 Any table in sight and certain elements shouldn’t be lonely. In this case, think minimal. For large tables and surfaces, place a tray in the middle and then layer with simple items. In return it will look like the table isn’t as massive. The tray is able to break up the surface with its arrangement that includes an elegant flower and a decent sized book.

With the objects utilized in your table’s décor, it can take your space’s design in any direction. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, focus on objects that are thoughtful yet distinguishing in style, shape, and height.