Coffee Table Accessories - It's Simply Lindsay

Yesterday my little family and I went on a nice Saturday shopping outing, and I am thrilled with my purchases! I’m so excited to share my clothing and jewelry choices in later fashion posts this fall, but for now, I want to show you my new coffee table styling choices.

I love gold, I always have. I wore gold accessories when only silver was cool. I thank my parents for getting me a few gold rings when I was young because my unique gold claddagh ring and classic gold and diamond band that I still wear today were the catalysts to my obsession.

It’s no surprise that my house is filled with gold and brass accents. I feel it adds a comfy warmth to any room with a touch of elegance. While I have had fun styling other tables in my house using my coffee styling tips and tricks, my main living room table remained bare. I don’t know why I thought that because we have a baby that our table must be kept plain…except for the remote controls, baby toys, chap stick, snack wrappers, and other odds and ends.

My New Coffee Table Accessories

I decided it was time for a change. I wanted to add a simple touch of style and sophistication to my most used room in the house.


Starting with a beautiful or functional tray is the best way to begin your coffee table styling. Trays are great because they add dimension and interest while containing your accessories. I chose a rose gold circular mirrored tray to break up the boxiness of my heavy rectangular table.


I opted for a few simple pieces to pull together this look. For me, candles are a must-have. I added a white pillar candle to a metallic geometric patterned hurricane and later threw in a taller red apple candle for total coziness.

I love finding elephant accessories because an elephant with her trunk facing upwards is good luck. I couldn’t pass up this charming elephant box! I sat her on top of my favorite floral journal – I enjoy how the pops of color work against the various gold tones.

Coffee table styling - It's Simply Lindsay

Do you have a coffee table that could use some styling? What accessories or colors are you drawn to?

  • That rose gold tray-swoon. I love a tray with accessories because they’re easy to pick up and put up high if needed.

    • Lindsay Katherine

      Oooh, I’m so glad you feel the same way about that tray : ) Great point about the ease of moving trays, too.

  • Serene Mom

    I love that tray! Really fun pieces on your coffee table! Thank you for sharing 🙂

    • Lindsay Katherine

      Thank you! I anticipate adding a few little things here and there or switching them out, too.

  • Is this a new blog design?!I SO pretty!!!!! Also, love your accessories! That “You are brilliant” book speaks to me. My style is similar to yours…I love floral and anything just chic and pretty in general 🙂

    • Lindsay Katherine

      It probably looks different because I usually don’t have pictures in the righthand column! Thank you though Chelsea : ) I have noticed that it seems we have similar taste. Like I said on your fall decor post, I’m moving in to your home.

  • Love all these pieces. They are all so pretty and they really do go well together. (And who can resist a cute little elephant!)
    Where did you get that journal from? Its so pretty!
    Jazmin x

    • Lindsay Katherine

      Thanks Jazmin! I got the journal from TJ. I’m glad you love my cute little elephant : )

  • Cute! I think a tray is a great idea because I am constantly having to clear my table off when I want it for things like eating or crafting, and it’s a pain! A tray makes it easy to just move your decor over. I’m going to add that to my list of things I need.

    • Lindsay Katherine

      Yes, trays are awesome! You can even get a ‘tray’ that actually has a little drawer in it, too, to hide some of those odds and ends that collect on your table.

  • Gorgeous tray! I love gold accents, i can’t stop myself from adding them to every room in my house, even my daughter’s nursery. I have a problem!

    the cuteness

    • Lindsay Katherine

      A woman after my own heart : ) My daughter’s nursery of course has gold in it as well. How old is your daughter?

  • Love that little elephant accessory! What a nice little detail!

    • Lindsay Katherine

      Thank you! I love elephants with their trunks in the air for good luck : )

  • Erin Shebish

    Ooooh, so pretty! I love love the gold accents!

    • Lindsay Katherine

      Thanks, Erin – I LOVE gold accents.

  • Justin Copeland

    You are brilliant!

    • Lindsay Katherine

      No, you are ; )