We have had this coffee table for years. It is a very heavy reinforced glass, chrome and dark wood table which we bought in Furniture Village
To be honest, we rarely use it for its purpose, we have side tables to put our drinks on. We don't like it in the middle of the room, because our Dog Louis likes to use this area to play lol.
I was going to get rid off it (table not the dog lol), but then I thought, I could use it for a different purpose. Our living room does not have a focal point, we have sofas on two walls, TV in the corner and we are left with one empty wall which I have wallpapered to give it more interest. It still looked pretty empty though.
So I have decided to give my coffee table a different purpose- that of a console table thus giving my room a focal point-genius.
So here is how I did this.
I put my coffee table right against that empty wall and started to decorate it.
First-fresh flowers, I love flowers (especially Peonies, but they are seasonal) These are like a focal point of your focal point lol.
I find that vases with a narrower opening and a wider base are the best, it makes your flowers splay out. To give it a more elegant look use only one or two colours of flowers, here I have chosen white and pale pink. Adding a bunch of onion grass, gives the arrangement some hight, some architectural structure and more impact.
I buy my flowers in our local Garden Centre which has a floristry section.
Next, to the left of my flowers I have placed this lovely silver hammered plate which I got from The Range
Now it is time to put some decorative pieces on it, try to use different hight objects to add more dimension.
I love anything with mercury glass look, I got these a long time ago in Home Sense ( which is like the USA TJ Max). You could swap these for a different hight chrome candle holders.
To the right of my flowers I have placed this gorgeous mirrored plate/tray from Home Sense also (you can find real treasures in that place).
And on top of this tray I have put this lovely fake flower arrangement that I have made myself. I couldn't get real Peonies this time of year so I bought fake ones.
I bought a small mercury glass tumbler vase and a few single stems of flowers (remember the one or two colour rule) in my local Garden Centre and ...Voila I have a all year round Peonies bouquet.
The other day I found this gorgeous crackle glass pumpkin (In Home Sense again-I love that place) which fits perfectly with my coffee table decor and it is very appropriate for the upcoming Autumn.
Isn't it cute? And of course no coffee table would look right without a candle. Here I have a 3 wick candle and candle holder, both from Bath and Bodyworks
So here you are my lovelies, this is how I made my coffee table into a lovely focal point in my living room. I love it and it gives me so much pleasure to look at it.