Metallic finishes and geometric designs have been two of our favourite home trends of recent years and what better way to celebrate them by bringing the two themes together.
As a member of Wayfair’s Home Expert Panel, this month we’ve been taking part in their side table styling challenge.
The table in question is a round side table by Safavieh. The sturdy table has a geometric design iron base with a gold finish and it’s topped with an attractive mirrored top. It’s a great size to use in your home – not too big to be cumbersome or get in the way, but with enough space available to display accessories or store essentials.
How we styled the Safavieh side table
Our first thought was the gold works really well with dark colours – placed against a dark blue wall and the gold would really shine. But as it’s spring, we opted for a lighter colour combination – pink and gold.
To be honest, pink’s not normally a colour we’d naturally veer towards, but pink and gold works so well together. Add into the equation the fact that we inherited (and haven’t yet got around to changing) a pair of pink curtains in our guest room, and it was the ideal styling challenge.
The table fitted snuggly in a corner of our guest bedroom, with the gold helping to add a more glam touch to the room. The mirrored top of the table adds a nice element of light to the corner and bounces around reflections. And the base and its angular construction worked well with our geometric themed rug.
In terms of what to put on the table, we chose to use:
A vase of flowers – to brighten up the space and make the room feel welcoming.
A berry scented candle – which smells gorgeous even when it’s not lit, so scents the room effectively.
A pair of brass cranes – a vintage 50s favourite which help add height to the table arrangement, as well as going so well with the gold of the table base.
A Caroline Gardner design notebook and a pink pen – in case guests need it to jot things down and to save them hunting around for a pen or paper.
There could easily have been room to add more, but we didn’t want a cluttered look. There’s still space, for example, for guests to leave items on the table – spare coins, jewellery or even a glass of water.
The mirrored surface on the table is lovely, but as you can see, it is prone to smudging and marks, so we’ll keep a cloth to hand to wipe off finger marks!