How to Beautify a Side Table

There are lots of ways to add a touch of flair and personality to your home, and sometimes we need to identify small areas where we can make a big difference. In the case of a side table, something that’s often so practical and necessary in a living space, we have the perfect opportunity to create a little vignette of loveliness.

cox-and-cox-vasesI’ve used some pieces from the lovely online store Cox and Cox. If you’ve not come across it before, do go and take a look their website. They have lots of unique and interesting home accessories that you don’t find out on the high street as well as pieces of furniture, lighting and rugs.

I wanted to change up this side table which sits next to an armchair in my living room bay window, and introduce more blue and grey hues. It’s a tricky spot to take the photos though because of the light from the window, but hopefully you get the idea from these.

side-table-displayI’m a big fan of vases. I don’t just use them for flowers, in fact many of them never get used for flowers at all, they’re just there for decoration. And what I loved about this collection from Cox and Cox is the mix of textures. The blue dots vase (the tallest one containing the lily) is actually very tall, smooth and heavy. The speckled vase is thinner, smaller and actually metal so a very different texture indeed. Then finally the concrete dipped vase has a chunky, rough texture just as you might expect.

side-tableI’ve kept the table display quite simple, choosing these vases of varying shades of grey, and adding a colourful book that ties in with the cushion on the armchair. Below on the lower level you’ll notice a collection of candles, again from Cox and Cox, and as before I’ve used varying heights, shapes and textures in this display. The plate is one I already own.

What do you think of this setup? Could it work in your home?

And if you love the pieces you’re seeing here from Cox and Cox, you’ll be interested in my definitive Shopping Guide. It includes brands like Cox and Cox and many others where I love to shop, to help you create a lovely home for you and your family. You can get your hands on my FREE guide HERE.


These Cox and Cox items were gifted for the purposes of this post. Thank you for supporting the brands I love that make this blog possible. 

Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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  1. donna
    October 20, 2016 / 5:20 pm

    Love you chair and side, I am such a fan of blue greys at the moment

  2. becky
    October 31, 2016 / 5:28 am

    Oh I really like the vases specially the metal one

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