How to Dress Up Your Coffee Tables & End Tables

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta

Here are some great ideas and suggestions for some interior design if you aren't selling your home, and if you are, here is a taste of what you can expect from our wonderful home stager, Kathy Neilsen.  I am always impressed!

Original content by Kathy Nielsen

How to Dress Up Your Coffee Tables & End Tables

It's amazing how a few decorative pieces placed on a coffee table and end table can make a difference in the look and feel of a room. Fortunately, it doesn't take a lot to achieve the look that's appealing to the eye.  

Here are a few examples:



While the pictures in the slide show are vacant homes that we had staged throughout metro Atlanta, the following principles can be applied whether you're selling your home or not.

Here are a few tips on how to dress-up your coffee tables and end tables:


  • Decide on a color/theme - When making this decision, take into consideration the colors that surround the table(s). In a more traditional home, I tend to lean towards florals, candle sticks and books. In a contemporary home, it could be a single arrangement or even glass candle holders.
  • Vary the height of the items - Imagine a table top with everything the same level - it just doesn't work. I used, in several of these examples, books to gain the height I was looking for.
  • Shop Wisely - Fortunately, I'm surrounded by a great selection of stores from which to shop. Most of the items in the slide show came from Michaels (florals are typically on sale in the front of the store), Home Goods (love their selection) and Kirklands (mostly for the candle sticks and books).
  • Strive for balance - The easiest solution is to use two matching lamps on the end tables. In doing so, you have a more polished look.
For examples on how to dress up your dining room table, eat-in and counters, visit the following post titled: Tables Settings by Atlanta Home Stager, Kathy Nielsen.


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Comments (3)

Alex Morris - Austin Real Estate Agent
Austin, TX
Yes indeed. This video is great. Very well put together. This is a great re-blog. Thanks for sharing, and I'll be sure to give credit to the orginal poster.
Nov 24, 2010 12:23 PM
John Whittinghill
Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta - Marietta, GA
Marietta, GA Real Estate Agent

Please do!  She's our stager, everything she touches sells.  Gotta give her credit

Nov 24, 2010 04:55 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Thank you for reblogging this and bringing it to my attention.  I'm off to look at dining room tables.

Nov 29, 2010 04:47 PM