How to style your ottoman and cocktail tables

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Table styling can take a home from drab to fab in a matter of minutes, but knowing how and what to style on a table can be the tricky part. Stephanie Holdaway and Paige Barker from Gatehouse Furniture and Design joined us today to talk about trends in styling cocktail tables and ottomans.

  1. Start with a base
    • Tray – using a tray can help keep all items in a contained area, while still giving it a fresh, open look
    • Books – placing books underneath your styled items will give you a simple, yet confined space to work with
  2. Pay attention to height
    • When all items are at the same level, nothing gets noticed.
    • To spark attention to an area, try adding several different sizes of items
  3. Rule of thirds
    • Its no secret that the rule of thirds is candy to the eye. Try to keep this in minds while styling your tables. 
  4. Add in a touch of greenery
    • Adding greenery is an easy way to pull in some color and life to the area
  5. Color
    • While still keeping in mind the color of the surrounding space, feel free to add a pop of color in there to draw attention to your newly decorated space. 

Visit or call (801) 225-9505 for more information. Find inspiration on Instagram: @gatehouseno1 .

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