How to Decorate an End Table

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season, full of love and laughter! Mine was particularly special, since it was my first one married. But to be honest, holidays are always special when you are surrounded by the ones you love. In my case particularly, my best friend/hubby who I have celebrated the holidays with the past ten years 🙂

I’ll be putting up a post soon on how Join Me in Miami is going to take certain turns in evolving this year, but for today I’m sharing a peek into one of the content topics I’ll posting more on-home decor. Nathan (my hubby) and I recently moved into our first home and it’s been the best.time.ever. I always imagined any little nook to call my own with Nathan would be just the greatest thing…a peaceful place full of love, our style, inevitable amounts of dog hair and memories in the making. Turns out, it’s just that.

Without further adieu, I’m sharing my tips on how to decorate an end table. We all have different styles and tastes for decor, but I do think there are some great pieces that regardless of personal home-style, really help to complete the look of an end table. Also, you’ll notice there are only four types of pieces listed below, most which you can combine for under $100!

How to Decorate an End Table

How to Decorate an End Table

Table Top Clock

Whether it’s rustic, modern, boho or chic. There are table top clocks of every style and make out there. You can probably even find one that can be both used for a table top and can be hung up-giving you the most use out of it!

Terrarium or Planter

Depending on your plant preferences, one of the two may work better for you. However, most terrarium and planters can host the same type of plants. However, a terrarium does give you out of the box style ideas, like filling it with other objects or even leaving it bare.

Candle or Oil Diffuser

I think I have some type of air-enhancing item in every corner of my home. That being said, an end table is a perfect place for your favorite scent. Whether you prefer oil diffusers or candles. My tip for purchasing candles is to always purchase ones that have their burning time on their label. I am ok with buying a more expensive candle for the natural properties (soy based, paraban free and wood wick), however, I want to know the amount of burning time I’m paying for. Helps me justify spending 20+ for a candle!

Decorative Trays

Besides the fact that adding a decorative tray to your end table will look great, it also maximizes the space on the surface of the table. You will  be able to fit more of your knick knack decor, without overcrowding the tabletop. For added dimension and depth, place round trays on your square/rectangular tabletops and vice versa. Looks so chic!

Would LOVE to hear what specific home decor and style content you would like to see here on SLC. Your wish is my command!


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  1. 1.4.17
    Maggie said:

    Your end table is seriously cute!! Love the decorations too 🙂

    • 1.4.17
      Camille of Join Me in Miami said:

      Thanks so much Maggie!