The holiday season is a great time for decorating, celebrating and making statements. We think the home offers the most appropriate opportunity to cross all three off the list, and influencer Lyndsey Eden agrees. As a food aficionado, photographer and stylist, Lyndsey satisfies her creative cravings through cooking, writing and interior design.
SEAMLESS STYLING BY LYNDSEY
I believe there is a huge shift happening relating to the way people are styling their homes. The minimal, less is more, quality over quantity approach is making major headway when it comes to interior design. Most are choosing quality and higher-end pieces to display in their homes, whether it’s larger sets of furniture, side tables or even knick-knacks. These quality pieces are making a major difference in design and style. No longer do we need filler pieces, or a whole lot of “stuff” around because we can show off the true elegance of what quality brings to our homes.
Side tables can be one of the hardest things to style, but when you take this less is more, minimal approach and choose a side table of quality, you actually don’t need very much to make an impact. Here are my top 5 tips for styling Caesarstone’s side tables seamlessly:
JUDGING A BOOK BY ITS COVER
A simple cookbook, picture book or reading book is perfect for side tables. Choose ones that go with the decor and palate of the rest of the room. You wouldn’t want a neon yellow cover in a room that is supposed to be cool and calming. They are also great for when you have guests over and have to go prepare tea or snacks. It gives them something to browse and flip through while you’re in another room.
A TRINKET IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS
The mixing of something old and something new is always a lovely combination, whether that is a set of old brass candle holders, or maybe a small trinket from your travels. Side tables are the perfect spot to showcase those small items that have special meaning to you. They are also great conversation starters. People love to hear the meaning we assign to the pieces in our home, so you might as well put out the pieces that have stories. Just make sure the piece doesn’t cover more than 1/4 of the surface. Remember, “decluttered” is the name of the game.
LAYER YOUR LOOK
Don’t forget the floor area around a side table. I love stacking books; I think it makes a nice complementary visual. A collection of titles that invite you to get comfortable with a nice cup of your favourite beverage. Plants, baskets and vases work really well for this area as well. Not everything has to go on top; a well-styled table will incorporate all of the space on and around it.
LEAVE SOME ROOM
When styling for the holidays, keep the accessories relevant and understated. Again, thinking of the 1/4 rule will help you keep the surface space clutter-free. During the holidays, entertaining is always at a high. This is why it’s important to keep tabletop space available for wine glasses and hors d’oeuvres. Nothing is more annoying for guests when they have to awkwardly start taking things off your tables, so they have a place for their glass or plate.
A CONCRETE EXAMPLE
Remember to keep it simple and decluttered. Display the items that have meaning and stories (travel pieces, weekend finds, etc.). Always plan space for mugs, glasses and stemware. Coffee table books are timeless and go a long way in keeping guests busy if ever you’re called away to set or serve. Lastly, be mindful not to get carried away with decorations during the holidays as they tend to clutter surfaces, especially with smaller side tables. An elegant piece of furniture like Caesarstone’s clean and modern side table in Noble Grey 5211 is a showpiece in itself, and requires little to no additional styling.
Caesarstone’s side tables make a perfect gift idea for the design lover on your list. Check out our shop page for more information.