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Simple styling for a coffee table

Coffee table easy styling

Styling a coffee table, a tablescape or even a console, doesn’t have to be fuss. Today a short visual image tutorial will help you in achieving the perfect and balance setting with simple accents you might even already have.

Coffee table easy styling

When styling a vignette I always like to create balance through heights (or forms). As you’ll see on this image, I’ve created a visual harmony by using 3 different levels of heights.

Coffee table easy styling

If you see my setting from above, you’ll notice there is a difference in proportions between the elements placed over the chest/coffee table. I’ve placed what’s called the Golden Ratio Diagram above the image to show you how these parts interact to create a balance that appears to be pleasing to the eye. If we get into mathematics, this equation will be two thirds to 1, and on this setting you’ll see that it has been divided into 3 forms; where the one on the left has the most visual impact, but it’s balanced by the other two thirds (the smaller square and rectangle).
So remember, when creating a setting like this always try to incorporate elements in odd numbers (3, 5, 7 etc.) and to form a visual balance between the heights and forms.

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2 Comments

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    Kaitlyn Ancker
    January 15, 2015 at 4:47 am

    Great post. Very helpful advice!!! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Rose-Marie
    January 15, 2015 at 6:59 pm

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