HOW TO STYLE A Coffee Table

It’s been a crazy week with THREE photo shoots (two home, one outfit…featured soon!). Despite the craziness, I like to try something a little different and challenge myself. For one of the home shoots, I added color to my coffee table, and although not exactly practical/livable, I added accessories to the top tier too. As I did with my tray styling tips, I figured I could sum up my thought process behind styling a coffee table…one or two-tier, square, round, rectangular or oval…

I’ve left the accessories on top for now…but admittedly quite paranoid every time my daughter gets near them with her markers!

Form over function, right?

Photos & styling by Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

  1. That is the coffee table I’ve been looking for. Could you please share where you got it or who it’s made by?

    Love your blog,
    Thanks a bunch,

  2. Love this! It’s so pretty! Thank you for the tutorial- I am clueless about where to even start so this helps like you have no idea!! 😉