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Style a Side Table like a Pro with these 8 tips from DIYgirls Interior

Console and side tables are versatile pieces of furniture that can instantly elevate the style and functionality of any room. These compact surfaces offer endless opportunities for creative expression and provide a perfect platform for showcasing your personal style.

Whether you’re looking to add a touch of elegance, create a functional display, or make a statement, DIYgirls shares some pro tips to help you style your console table or side table like a design expert.

  1. Define Your Style:

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Before diving into the decorating process, take a moment to define your interior design style. Do you lean towards minimalism, eclectic charm, classic contemporary or modern sophistication? Understanding your style will guide your selection of decorative objects, colours, and textures, ensuring a cohesive and harmonious look.

Head to www.diygirls.co.za to see which items speak to you more: The wild patterns and textures or the simplistic palettes and lines. That will give you a clue as to whether you’re a contemporary minimalist or an eccentric maximalist.

  1. The Power of Symmetry:

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Symmetry is always a fool-proof way to achieve a balanced and visually pleasing arrangement. Place matching objects, such as table lamps or candle holders, on either end of the table. This symmetrical approach adds a sense of order and sophistication to your space.

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  1. Layering and Heights:

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Create depth and visual interest by layering objects of varying heights on your console table or side table. Start with a taller item, like a slender vase or a tall sculpture, as your focal point. Then, gradually add shorter objects in front, such as stacked books, decorative boxes, or small plants. This layering technique adds dimension and creates an engaging visual composition.

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  1. Artistic Display:

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Consider treating your console table or side table as an art gallery. Showcase a curated collection of artwork, photographs, or framed prints in varying sizes and styles. Lean larger pieces against the wall or hang them above the table, and use smaller artworks to create an intriguing vignette on the table’s surface. This artful arrangement will infuse your space with personality and create a captivating focal point.

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  1. Greenery and Natural Elements:

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Introduce the beauty of nature into your interior by incorporating greenery and natural elements. Place a lush potted plant or a vase of fresh flowers on your console table or side table. The organic shapes and vibrant colors will add life and freshness to your space. Additionally, consider incorporating natural materials such as wood, rattan, or woven baskets for a touch of warmth and texture.

  1. Functional Elegance:

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Console tables and side tables can serve both decorative and functional purposes. Opt for stylish storage solutions, such as baskets, trays, or decorative boxes, to keep everyday items organized and within reach. Use these functional elements to display your favorite books, magazines, or small accessories. By combining beauty and practicality, you can maximize the utility of your table while maintaining a polished look.

  1. Reflective Surfaces:

Harness the power of reflective surfaces to add a sense of glamour and light to your space. Consider placing a decorative mirror or a mirrored tray on your console table or side table. Mirrors not only create the illusion of a larger space but also reflect light, making your room feel brighter and more inviting.

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  1. Play with Textures:

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Textures can add depth and tactile interest to your console table or side table display. Experiment with a variety of textures such as smooth ceramics, rough textiles, or polished metals. Incorporate items like woven baskets, faux fur throws, or textured sculptures to create a visually captivating arrangement that invites touch and evokes a sense of cosiness.

Styling your console table or side table is an opportunity to infuse your personality into your space and create a focal point that reflects your unique style. By following these pro tips, you can transform your tables into stunning showcases, effortlessly combining functionality and aesthetics. Remember to experiment, have fun, and let your creativity shine as you curate a display that enhances the overall ambiance and character of your room.

Give your home new life with inspiration and design ideas from DIYgirls.


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