Coffee Table Styling

Happy Thursday chicas!  

Can you believe tomorrow is the LAST day in January?

Thanks for all your sweet comments and remarks regarding my sun room!  I have had so much fun with it and can't wait to add the final touches over the next few months!

As I mentioned in my post, an Ikea coffee table makeover will be in the works this spring and that has me all excited with thoughts of coffee table styling!

Here are some photos that are really inspiring me!

I think this picture shows the perfect equation for coffee table styling:
Start with a tray- add a book (or three), some flowers, and a few fun accessories!

I initially wanted a clear acrylic tray like the one shown here, BUT, after further thought I am not sure if that is the best pick considering the Ikea table has a glass top.  I may go for a tray with a little more pop...

I love the look of the mineral under the glass cloche!

We have lots of books, so I am loving this look!

This table has a glass cloche too!  I also like the coral on the table!

Have y'all noticed that almost every table I've featured has one of those brass urchins!?  Looks like I might need to order one!

So now a look at what I'm working with and where I'm headed...

Not much styling yet.  I honestly haven't been too inspired to style this table when I know I am going to totally change it up in a few months.  I will say, though, that my copies of Essentially Lilly and The Perfectly Imperfect Home (both gifts from B) will most definitely find a spot on the new table!

And remember, this is the end goal (minus the nesting square bit)!
Just a few reasons I am smitten with this look:  it has a bottom shelf for styling in addition to the tabletop, the sleeker design will enable a better view of my elephant garden stool in the space, and HELLO...it's gold!

How is your coffee table styled?

Any tips for me?

Any coffee table books I must check out?

Have a great day!