Today I wanted to share with you how I style our coffee table for fall! Our coffee table is actually an ottoman so I have a few tricks for decorating it. In this post I’ll show you how I’ve added fall touches to our ottoman as well as living-room for fall. I’m also going to be sharing some other ladies who will be joining me for a Fall Blog Hop, which I’ll link at the end of this post! Let’s get started…
We love having an ottoman as a coffee table, with young kids running around we find it’s safer and easier for them to move around (ours is on wheels). When they need more space for their dance party, fort making and lego building sessions, it is so easy to roll out of the way.
To start I clear off the surface and gather my decorative items from around the house. The only item I bought for this season’s coffee table decor is a beautiful rustic wood crate. HERE is a similar crate that is a substantial size for a coffee table, however if you have a wood coffee table I’d probably choose something metal, woven or white so that it pops. Otherwise it will completely blend in. I love rustic tones in the fall when things seem a bit worn and faded it just ties in so nicely.
As you can see I started by layering a cozy scarf (I love using scarves in my fall and winter decor) I like that this scarf is also going to help keep my ottoman protected from any markings from the wood crate it also adds a little color, too. Next, I placed my large rustic crate that I purchased at Tuesday Morning on top. (linking similar *here ) You could always tuck a scarf in the corner and have it flowing out or if it’s a blanket scarf use it for a pop of seasonal color on the side of your sofa or arm chair.
If you want to create a cozy fall look in your living room try additional layering with lots of textures. I find this is a great way to achieve that. As you can see I used a trio of pumpkins in a variety of materials and textures. I love the sherpa pumpkin I found at Target a couple weeks ago. I’m also using a clear glass vase to keep the area feeling light and airy. I used some clippings that I found in our yard for a little pop of green and autumn tones. I removed all the leaves from the lower part of stem so they look more clean in the vase.
Other details that would work great are candles or books. I like to keep it simple so that we can still put our remote controls and drinks down on the tray. Since an ottoman is much softer than a coffee table, placing a drink on top of the fabric isn’t exactly safe. I always need some type of hard surface/tray on top to hold our beverages.
I love how the fresh yard clippings add such a beautiful and natural pop of color. If I had added faux leaves or wheat it would have a much different look. Plus if you clip from your yard are free and I don’t think seasonal decor should cost much.
Other fall elements in our living-room include warmer toned velvet pillows, some seasonal art and a few decorative fall accessories like wheat and pumpkins. I try not to go too crazy I still like simple and minimal in my seasonal decorating. I hope this inspires you with how to create a cozy fall coffee table. The ideas are endless of course, have fun and be creative with what you use/repurpose!
I hope you enjoyed seeing my living-room decorated for fall as well as how I style my coffee table (errr ottoman) If you want to learn more about our art ledges see this post. For more ideas be sure to follow along on my Instagram at Jordecor If you’d like more fall inspiration hop on over to some of my other talented friends/decorators to see their homes as well!
Happy Decorating Friends,