Coffee Table Tips & Trends

Coffee tables come in all shapes and sizes: rectangular, square, oval, round…

So, that means there are many fun things to consider when searching for a table that’s just right for your room!

Placement

No matter what type of coffee table, it’s not meant to be right in the center of the room (or so close to the sofa that you can barely get by). The general rule of thumb is to place the table about 18” away from the edge of the sofa. This allows enough space to easily move onto the sofa and close enough to place your drink down, without having to get up!

Height

Coffee tables vary in height, so the rule here is to have it sit about 1-2” lower than the sofa.

Organization

Do you like to keep a clean look and have a place to hide your remote controls and magazines? Then consider a table with drawers for storage or a shelf beneath where you can place baskets.

 

Family-friendy

Round or oval shaped tables, or even an upholstered ottoman, are good to consider for a family with young children toddling around—no hard edges to bump on as the little ones start to walk and explore!

No-fuss cleaning

Glass top tables can be great to show off your beautiful floor below. They’re also easy to spray clean, and if you like to entertain a lot, there’s no need to worry about coasters!

Bringing the outdoors inside

A beautiful wood table can vary from natural and rustic to sleek and formal.

Mixing it up

This can be a really fun opportunity to mix up woods and metals. Solid wood can offer a more tailored, formal look, while a crank bottom touts a fun and functional vibe.

Check out our selection of occasional and coffee tables, on sale now!

 


 

 


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Mixing Fabrics & Patterns

Mixing fabrics and patterns can be tricky. It takes real thought and true planning to pull off multiple patterns in one room.

Luckily, our design associates are pros and can help with this effort—or, if you want to attempt on your own, you can think about it like this:

  1. Find your most prominent—likely largest—pattern. Use this as your starting point.
  2. Pull your solid base color from this. This will ground everything and will help define the color palette for the secondary patterns you pick.
  3. Balance your scale of patterns by choosing a mid- and at least one small-scale pattern.
  4. Bring in some textures. All of the fabrics should not have the same feel and texture. For instance, it’s okay to mix a velvet with a denim or cotton.
  5. Remember: you don’t have to follow rules for same-size patterns on pieces, e.g. large patterns on large pieces, or small patterns on small pieces. You can use the large pattern on something bigger, like an accent chair or chaise—it doesn’t have to be just pillows.

Here are a few more quick tips:

  • Choose 3 or more patterns in the same color scheme
  • Be sure to space the patterns throughout the room
  • Mix the size of the patterns, e.g. a large floral with a medium stripe + small plaid.
  • Every once in a while, go ahead an add in a solid!

Check out our selection of accent pillows & throw blankets, along with our bedding selection, for inspiration!


 


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Design Services: What it’s all about

Before we get started, how would you describe yourself?

Is it:

  • “Ready to roll up my sleeves and plan my entire bedroom makeover!”
  • Or, “AAAAAAAAAA!!! This room is driving me crazy! I’m not sure how to begin! Help!”
  • Or…are you somewhere in between?

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Q&A with Artist Jennifer Hallock

Earlier this year we worked with Jennifer Hallock, a native New-Englander, on some exclusive artwork for sale in our stores. Here, she shares a peek behind her inspiration.

Jennifer Hallock

What is your inspiration?

“Color and form is typically the inspiration behind all of my work, whether abstract or not. Color has the power to really move and inspire all of us, but for me, I also use it to express myself. Creating art is often a process of letting go and “releasing” something intangible.”

Jennifer Hallock in Burlington

Jennifer discusses her exclusive artwork for Boston Interiors at an event in our Burlington store.

What do you focus on?

“Most of my work utilizes bright or cheerful colors because that’s the mood I’m reflecting at the time. I tend to focus on cloudscapes because they involve a sense of movement and freedom in form which gives way to lots of space for interpretation. Mixing the colors, moving the brush across the canvas, it’s almost a form of meditation for me.”

Jennifer Hallock Float Print

Jennifer Hallock “Float‘ Print

What’s your favorite part about the process?

“There’s no right or wrong, good or bad; it’s just about the process. And a lovely bonus when the finished product is a reflection of the beauty of that process!”

Check out Jennifer’s blog, find her on Instagram, and see her pieces for sale on bostoninteriors.com!


 


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Hung up on hanging artwork?

You’ve just purchased the perfect piece of art. When you get back home, however, you find yourself staring blankly at the wall. You may be wondering:

  • How high should I hang the artwork, especially in relation to the sofa?
  • What if there is nothing to anchor the piece, and the art would go better in a long hallway? (Or, can’t I just tap a nail in someplace and call it a day?!)

Well, yes, you can. But the good news is there are some hard and fast rules that will make your room more visually pleasing to the eye (even if they seem subtle.)

First, how high to hang the artwork?

Maybe you’ve heard that artwork should be hung at eye-level. But you’re a petite 5’1” and your husband towers over you at 6’2”. Whose eye-level are we talking about here?

The general rule of thumb is that the center of the piece should be about 60” off the ground.

Notice we said “center” of the piece, i.e., not the top of the frame!

Should that 60″ rule change depending on where the artwork will be hanging in the room?

So glad you asked, because the answer is yes. But, not much!

When hanging artwork over a sofa, you’ll want it to be centered above the sofa and between 6-12” above the back.

Additional tip: it’s good to have someone sitting on the other side of the room to help guide the exact placement.

What if you have multiple pieces of the same collection of art?

Make a statement by lining them up and placing them 2”-5” away from each other for a clean, cohesive look.

Still unsure if you’re hanging the piece too high or too low?

Another fun way to display your artwork is simply to lean it against the wall.  This is a deliberate, but simply casual look that also allows you to layer the piece with multiple frames or accessories.

Jackson sideboard

The Jackson Sideboard is topped by our Boston Map leaned against the wall, layered by additional accessories.

In need of more pieces to hang on your wall? We offer an eclectic and growing collection of artwork, so hop on over to our site to browse!

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