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:: Add Coffee Table Books For The Complete Coastal Look ::

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Beautiful coastal coffee table books and decorIs your coffee table missing something? You have your coral, your flower or plant, but you still feel like it’s missing something. Try adding coffee table books!

Coffee table books are great way to display your interests and compliment your decor. They are a great accessory that can fill space without creating clutter. You can stack a few of your favorites and create a pedestal for another accessory as well, like a stunning white piece of coral or a wonderful smelling candle. Make those accessories work for you! It’s also fun to toss home decor books on the coffee table to have them accessible for inspiration.

Take a look at these coffee table books and see how you can use them on your coffee table!
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:: Coastal Coffee Table Trays ::

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Bright coastal living room with a coffee table tray on an ottoman style coffee tableLooking for a simple addition to your coastal coffee table? Then add a coffee table tray! These are the perfect pieces for the coffee table. They build on the style in the living room by adding another layer to the space. It’s also a great way to keep those accessories or magazines in one place!

A coffee table tray can add style, purpose and texture. It’s the triple threat! It can add a clean style line in a modern coastal living room or serve as a place to put those stunning coffee table books and it can even add texture to the space if you choose a wood style tray.
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:: Design Around A Unique Coffee Table ::

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Modern coastal living room with unique furnitureA good coffee table can set the tone and feel for any living room. It gives the space a spark while letting people know you’re not afraid to get creative and flex your design muscles. A living room is typically formed with a sofa, a chair of sorts, a side table or two, a rug and a coffee table. And usually they’re all arranged so that the coffee table is in the center. We say usually because we have seen a few interesting living room arrangements, but everyone has their style and that’s what keeps design fun. If you want more ideas on the living room then head over and take a look at these living room furniture tips.

Since the coffee table is in the center why not start there? Think of it as a center piece. Center pieces aren’t meant to be boring or plain. So why should your coffee table? Use it to start with a bang and ride that momentum throughout the space’s design and decor. Check out some of this unique coffee tables thats really stand out and drive home the coastal style. These designers didn’t limit themselves to basic coffee tables and it really shows in these spaces.

If you’re looking to add a unique coffee table to spice up your living room, you can start looking now on the Tuvalu Home online store!
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:: Check Us Out On 4 Men 1 Lady! ::

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tuvalu-home-4-men-1-lady-postWe’ve got a feature up on 4men1lady.com! We helped out with the living room redesign with a new coffee table and end table. Check out their blog post for more info and pictures here!

:: 4 Steps To Arranging A Beautiful Coffee Table ::

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coffee-table-plant-0214-lgn-88151434Country Living has a great step-by-step guide on how to arrange a coffee table like the designers do and we had to share. They’ve created great visuals that are easy to follow and also provide wonderful explanations that will help you grow as a designer. We grabbed these photos off their site and use their words as well, you can see the original on Country Living’s website here.
coffee-table-tray-0214-lgn-33937640Step 1: Start with a tray.

“A piece that mimics the shape of your table helps organize items neatly and acts as a pretty layering element,” Sigala explains. Then, anchor the opposite corner with an oversize book to balance out the tray. Illustrated books invite laid-back perusing. coffee-table-lidded-boxes-0214-lgn-95491327Step 2: Zero in on the remaining corners.

Envision your table in quadrants and aim for rough symmetry along the diagonals. Here, a stack of smaller books that faces off with lidded boxes corralling necessary odds and ends: remotes, matches, cards, etc.coffee-table-glass-bottles-0214-aDXgpB-lgnStep 3: Just add personality.

“Set out things that will spark curiosity and conversation, like a collection of glass bottles,” advises Sigala. Plus, when you top stacks with an interesting object, “a large book or a pile becomes a pedestal,” she explains.coffee-table-organic-details-0214-lgn-15214054Step 4: Finish with organic details.

“Plants or flowers give life to any surface—literally!” says Sigala, who placed this orchid off-center for a casual look. One last thing: “Don’t overdo it—a coffee table should have plenty of space for cups of coffee!”

:: Spotted! Wood Top Coffee Table ::

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wood-top-metal-bottom-coffee-table-coastal-living-coastal-home-decor-tuvalu-home Flipping through the latest in Coastal Living we spotted this perfect rustic, coastal wood top coffee table that even has a hint of modern in it! This wood top coffee table is outfitted with thin, metal legs which give the coffee table a light, airy feel while still packing a big design look. This coffee table will look at home in any coastal style of decor and could be the perfect finishing touch for your home. Happy Friday!

:: Get The Look – Ship Shape ::

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get-the-look-coastal-living-ship-shape-tuvalu-homeWe’ve got another Get The Look post for you guys today and we’re bringing the magazine look to your home again! We found this beautiful living room in Coastal Living and decided to recreate it for you guys! So we grabbed a few pieces to show you how easy it is to recreate this look and get started with your designing!
get-the-look-coastal-living-ship-shape-windsor-coffee-table-tuvalu-home Let’s start with the coffee table. We’ll use it to center the room and build out. Grab the Windsor Coffee Table to bring that classic rustic, coastal look to the space. Check it out here!
get-the-look-coastal-living-ship-shape-jute-rug-tuvalu-homeYou’ve gotta lay down that rug! What else are we going to lay down in our coastal homes besides a jute rug? Snag yours here!
get-the-look-coastal-living-ship-shape-harmony-sofa-tuvalu-homeWhere are you going to sit? On your Harmony Sofa – That’s where! This white sofa gives you the perfect blank canvas to play with. Add colors or keep it nuetral, the choice is yours! Look at the sofa here!
get-the-look-coastal-living-ship-shape-red-coral-pillow-tuvalu-homeWe agree with this designer on bringing in some color with the pillows. Bring in some fun bright pillows like these Red Coral Pillows and watch them shine on that sofa! Grab these pillows here!
get-the-look-coastal-living-ship-shape-anaheim-glass-lamp-tuvalu-homeWith those cute lamps poking over the sofa you better bring out your A game! So why not toss the Anteriors Anaheim Glass Lamp back there? Let them stand tall and proud! Take a look at the lamp here!
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We also spotted this little bonus hanging in the kitchen! We couldn’t leave these out, now could we? Score some of these Anteriors Kenneth Pendants and give that kitchen a much deserved light fixture! You can find this guy here!

:: Get The Look! – Coastal Living Room ::

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get-the-look-coastal-living-feb-2013 This week we show you how to get the look by bringing it out of the magazine and into your living room. But don’t think we’re not putting a little Tuvalu Home spin on it because we definitely are! This living room is featured in this month’s Coastal Living and we even used it in one of our trend posts on layering rugs. Check that post out here! We thought it was the perfect space to show you how easy it is to get the look. Find out by reading on!

elm-coffee-table-coastal-home-decor-tuvaluLet’s start things off with our coffee table and build out from there. We loved the coffee table that this designer chose and it looks great in the space, but we like to show off our rugs. So we chose our Elm Coffee Table to still give us that wooden, rustic look while being able show more of our rugs. Interested in the Elm Coffee Table? Check it out here!
cow-hide-rug-coastal-rustic-home-tuvaluNow it’s time to lay down our cow hide rug. We didn’t invest in this beautiful piece to cover it up with a coffee table, now did we? No, we didn’t. It’s time to let it shine! It’s the perfect piece to layer rugs with and give the space texture. If you’re in serious need of a cow hide rug we’ve got you covered, jump over to the online store here!
jute-rug-coastal-home-decor-tuvaluThe jute rug is the bottom layer of this perfect combo! A jute rug is great for so many different reasons. It offers texture, coverage and a natural color that goes with everything. Bring the space together with your jute rug. Snag one from us here!
havana-ottoman-home-decor-tuvaluIt’s time to use up some of that empty space. The Havana Ottoman is just the right piece of furniture for that! Give yourself an addition option for seating when the room gets full and a place to kick your feet up when it’s time to relax. Grab the Havana Ottoman here!
lily-sofa-coastal-living-room-home-tuvaluYou’re obviously going to need a place to sit in your new coastal living room. So why not give yourself a blank canvas that you can paint with pillows and throws? The Lily Sofa gives you just that! It’s begging for you to dress it up and use it to it’s full potential. Check out the Lily Sofa here!
pillows-coastal-decor-home-tuvaluRemember that blank canvas of a sofa you just got? Well here are a few pillow options for you. Above we’ve featured the Building Sandcastles Pillow and our Rugby Denim Pillow. These are just two of the many pillows we offer! Check out more pillows here!
ocotpus-art-coastal-living-room-tuvalu We can’t forget about the walls. We’ve got to hang our art somewhere! Keeping to the sea animal theme, we matched this designer’s octopus art with our own. Jump over to our online store here if you’re interested in picking up this piece.
bamboo-floor-lamp-coastal-living-room-tuvalu Last, but not least, let there be light! We bring some light to the space by using our Jamie Young Bamboo Floor Lamp. This little guy doesn’t take up much space and packs a powerful, coastal design punch. Get your Jamie Young Bamboo Floor Lamp here

:: Get The Look – Rustic Coastal Living Room ::

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Today we show you how to bring the Tuvalu feel to your living room with a little rustic coastal love. We love blending styles and creating beautiful spaces with a fresh new look. This gives you the ability to pull from more than one style and create a unique, one of kind space. We love coastal and rustic decor together because they blend so seamlessly. Over time any cute beach cottage is going to get that natural wear and tear from the ocean. So why not capitalize on that and run with the design style that naturally occurs on its own? Exactly! Plus no one wants coastal decor overkill. Starfish and mermaids can only be used so many times. Bringing in other styles and design elements eliminates the repetition and excessive, overdone feeling of just one style. You don’t need to have an equal amount of pieces from each style. Some times it only takes one piece, like a side table or chair, to bring a different style to the space. So ladies, mix it up and bring in another style or multiple styles if you want! Now onto the rustic coastal living room inspired by some Tuvalu love!Shop coastal home decor at tuvaluhome.com! Take a look around the online store and find new things you’re bound to fall in love with! As always, you can come down to the store. We’d love to get you set up with all these items and get you started on your next design project!