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How to Style a Coffee Table

Lucite coffee table inspiration / how to style a coffee table

Each week I'm sharing budget decor tips to help you achieve the look of the stylish abodes seen in our favorite design magazines. This week, it's all about decorating a coffee table (on the cheap!). Check out my blog, A Vintage Splendor, for more decor tips and advice.

I change up our coffee table décor on a weekly basis. I enjoy swapping out books, magazines, adding fresh flowers or new succulents, and adding new vintage treasures into the mix. A coffee table is one of the key places in every home, whether it’s where you sit and watch TV, enjoy morning coffee with your family, or entertain guests for cocktails. Styling a coffee table is a reflection of your home’s style and personality, in other words, it's the outfit your coffee table wears don’t let her sit naked!

Off the Rack: H&M Summer Highlights + Sale

H&M summer sale

Yesterday I stopped by the H&M store at my local Westfield Center to pick up a cute first birthday outfit for my son, who turns one next week (eeek!), and to check out the summer sale for myself. If you're looking for beachy summer picks, H&M has you covered with lots of maxi dress and maxi skirt options, peasant blouses and kimono style coverups. They've also got tons of mid-riff baring crop tops and cut-offs, silky shorts and Equipment style blouses (as noted by an alert reader in the comments of this post). Other highlights included pajama-style print pants, a "Celfie" tank top and chunky heel sandals. The sale stuff I saw was less summery, things like denim, fuzzy sweaters and other separates in darker colors. But I did manage to pick up a cotton gingham shirt for just $10. Instant favorite. And I also found not one but three cute bday outfits for my baby boy - gotta love H&M! Take a look at these photos I snapped and let me know if you like anything you see!