I'm often asked how to style cocktail tables as I do for clients once their design is complete. I always recommend displaying items you love and use often. The coffee table is a major focus of your living room and where most families spend the majority of their time.
Boxes for remotes, etc.
Trays help to keep small items organized and from looking too scattered
Vases filled with fresh flowers are always a must for me
Candles for ambient lighting
Composition matters: Artfully arranged, the simplest items can be beautiful.
Don't try to hard... collect items you love and represent your style.
If you would like help in creating a home you love, please contact me at Brenda@atelierdhautedesign.com