5 Simple Ways to Style a Small Table 

5 Ways to Style a Small Table 

I love to swap the decor around in my home and find creative ways to use what I have! 

Therefore, I started a series called 5 Way Wednesday. Every week, I share five unique ways to style a particular space or piece of furniture or decor in my home. 

This week, I am sharing different ways that you can use a small table, like any of these! The wooden corbel table that I have is from Antique Farmhouse.  


1. Entry Way Table  

I love this corbel table in my entryway, because this room has limited wall space. Therefore, it is the perfect size to add a small tray or bowl to catch keys as we come or go. 



2. End Table 

Whether you need additional space to sit a drink or the remote control, an end table is great next to any sofa or chair. 


3. Accent Table

A small table can be used to fill any small space in your home.  For example, place a table on either side of a window or doorway. Next, style with a lamp or large plant. Then, hang a artwork above it.


4. Bedside Table

A tall, narrow table is perfect for a bedside table in a small space. Simply, add a lamp, candle and small potted plant! 


5. Hallway Table 

A small table can add an architectural feature to a long hallway or a place for extra lighting.  Or, a creeping plant with long vines would add life to this kind of space. 


Thank you for stopping by the blog to read how I styled this small table! If you like seeing a variety of ways to style items that you probably already have, just search ‘5 Way’ on the blog. Happy decorating, y’all! 

The Best 5 Ways to Use Cake Stands

The Best 5 Ways to Use Cake Stands

Finding a variety of ways to use my decor challenges me creatively. Therefore, I started a series called 5 Way Wednesday where I share 5 different ways to style one product or one space. Typically, I share these ideas in my instagram stories on Wednesdays and then, on the blog!

Today, I am sharing a few of my favorite ways to use cake stands in my home. 

1. Stack to Create a Tiered Tray 

One of my favorite ways to display desserts at a party is using a tiered tray. Simply, stack a few cake stands from biggest to smallest. Typically, I just stack the cake stands, but you can secure with double sided tape or a dab of low temp hot glue.  Then, place a few smaller cake stands around the ‘tiered tray’ for extra desserts. 

All of these cake stands are from the Target Dollar Spot and range from $1-$5 dollars.



2. Show off Baked Goods

So this may be obvious, but I had to include it on the list. Displaying your desserts on a cake stand is a beautiful way to style the dining table or kitchen island. Specifically, place a cake stand with dessert and a stack of plates onto a tray for a functional vignette. 

Unless your cake is fake! Then, it’s just a pretty vignette. This amazing yellow cake is actually faux, y’all. It is from Everything Dawn, who makes faux food for prop styling and tablescapes! 


3. Display in Open Shelves

Instead of hiding your cake stands behind cabinet doors when they are not in use, display them on open shelves. I love them styled with other white dishes in open kitchen shelves, but I don’t have those. Therefore, I display them in hutches or bookshelves. Not only do they look pretty, but they work to vary the height to smaller objects. 


4. Organize the Sink

Whether you use a stand in the bathroom or kitchen sink, it is a great way to keep the counter clutter free.  Near the kitchen sink, organize scrub brushes, soaps, candles, and herbs.   In the bathroom, organize perfumes, beauty products and other bathroom necessities. 


5. Use in Vignettes

When styling a vignette, it is important to vary the height of items to lead the eye throughout the design. For instance, you can place candles, potted plants, or seasonal decor onto a cake stand to raise items to the desired height. 

Whether you are styling a coffee table tray or decorating a centerpiece for a holiday tablescape, cake stands make the perfect riser.


Tip of the Day:

Usually, I buy all white cake stands. To dress them up for holidays or themed parties, simply top with scrapbook or wrapping paper to match.  For example, turn the cake stand upside down to trace and cut the size of paper needed. Next, cut out and adhere with double sided tape. 

Detailed instructions, plus more tips to decorate on a budget, here.


If you love seeing the same piece of furniture or decor styled 5+ different ways, check out these blog posts or search ‘5 Way Wednesday, on the blog! But first, hit the pin button to save this on Pinterest. 

5 Ways to Style a Burlap Tote

5 Ways to Style a Burlap Tote

Y’all, I found the perfect summer bag from one of my favorite online shops… From Susie. It is a hand made burlap and canvas tote bag with leather handles, exclusive to Susie’s summer decor box.

Susie has the best home decor box with a mix of ‘made in Texas’, vintage, and hand curated items for each season.  For example, the decor box has included everything from wood trays, cutting boards, seasonal greenery, on trend pillows & throw blankets, decorative candles & vintage finds… The Fall decor box is currently on sale, here.  

This burlap tote reminds me of the ones that I have seen at Magnolia Market in Waco, but a larger, handier version. Actually, I am pretty sure it is made by the same makers that created the Magnolia tote bag! I love this amazing straw market tote, too.


Here are a few of my favorite ways to style this burlap tote. 

1. Hang in the mudroom.

Keep this favorite summer bag in the mudroom to grab for the farmers market or shopping trips. 


2. Store cozy essentials. 

Place next to a chair to hold extra pillows or throw blankets. It adds a beautiful texture to any cozy corner.


3. Display in the kitchen.

Whether you have hanging hooks on the island or a wall, fill the burlap tote with faux flowers to display in your kitchen. 



4. Use as a planter.

Sometimes, you have to think outside the box… or bag!  This burlap tote makes a one of a kind planter for a fiddle leaf tree.  


5. Carry as a Bag!

So this may be a no brainer, but I had to put it on the list! If you are going to the beach, lake or pool, this burlap tote is perfect for towels and sunscreen. Plus, it’s big enough to carry wine or beach toys for the kids. 


Finding a variety of ways to use my decor challenges me creatively. So much that I started a series called 5 Way Wednesday. 

If you love seeing the same piece of furniture or decor styled 5+ different ways, check out these blog posts or search ‘5 Way Wednesday, on the blog!  Happy decorating, y’all! 

Five Ideas for Kitchen Decor

5 Ideas for Kitchen Decor

Today, I am sharing five different ideas for kitchen decor that you can easily implement in your home. This includes how to decorate the kitchen island, sink, countertops, stovetop and even the floors.

When decorating the kitchen, I like to use trays to group items and make cleaning the countertops easier. Lastly, some kind of greenery to make the space feel alive! And if you know me, it’s probably faux!


Combine Form and Function on the Island

Display a wooden bowl filled with fresh fruit or a large vase of flowers on the island. Or, get the best of both form and function. In other words, display the two together.

On the side of a kitchen island, hang a rail hook system, like this one from Ikea. Therefore, you can hang cutting boards, tea towels or plants in a hanging bucket.


Keep Things So Fresh & So Clean Around the Sink

Next to the sink, keep pretty soap dispensers filled with dish and hand soaps on a small tray. I love to use a pedestal to display a favorite seasonal candle, plants and a plant mister. In addition, cute containers like a ceramic berry basket or olive bucket can hold dishwashing tools, like brushes and sponges.

Lastly, hang a seasonal towel over the sink or dishwasher handle. Read this blog post to find out how I made DIY pedestal stands with thrift store finds. They are perfect for candles or plants next to the sink.


Add Cooking Essentials near the StoveTop

Next to the stovetop, store wooden cooking utensils in a crock or white pitcher. Keep containers of oil and vinegar or salt and pepper nearby for cooking.

Then, layer cutting boards or a simple artwork behind the cooktop.


Create Clutter Free Counter Tops

Keep counters clutter free by only decorating with items that are often used in the kitchen. For example, show off a collection of stacked cookbooks and a coordinated recipe box. Or display a set of vintage canisters filled with baking ingredients next to a bread box.

Basically, display the prettiest tools in the kitchen and store the rest. Often, I style my cookbooks on the bottom shelf of my kitchen island rather than the counter tops to keep them clutter free.


In addition, you can easily create a coffee bar by placing your coffee maker, a few mugs, & a canister for coffee filters or K cups onto a decorative tray. Add fresh or faux plants to the tray to create a simple vignette.


Don’t Forget the Floors

Add a pop of color or pattern to your kitchen floors with a decorative rug. I like to add rugs in the most used spaces in the kitchen. For instance, near the sink or oven add a layer of comfort while washing dishes or cooking. However, working rugs need to be easy to clean, so use a washable rug from Ruggable, or try an outdoor style rug.


5 Way Wednesday

Remember when I started 5 Way Wednesday last Fall? It’s back by popular demand! So, if you are new to the blog, 5 Way Wednesday is where I share 5 different ideas to style one piece of furniture, decor or even a space! Meanwhile, I usually share these tips in my Instagram stories if you want to watch weekly !

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5 Ways to Decorate with Mini Wreaths during the Holidays

5 Ways to Decorate with Mini Wreaths

For this week’s 5 Way Wednesday, I am sharing 5 different ways to style a mini wreath during the holidays. I love to decorate with mini wreaths during this time of year.  Greenery is the simplest way to add a seasonal touch and nature to your home… even when it is faux.

My favorite place to buy these are Hobby Lobby, because I can always catch them for half off!!! Plus, when a product is this versatile and on sale, I grab 6-8 . Then, figure out a way to use all of them!

Here’s how I decorate with Mini Wreaths!!

1. Use a mini wreath as a candle ring.

Place a mini wreath around a candle as a floral candle ring. This looks great when it is styled on a cake stand or decorative pedestal. Specifically, the greenery adds a natural element and texture.


2. Hang wreaths on the back of dining room chairs.

This is a festive way to add a seasonal touch to your dining room. There are several ways to hang the wreaths. For example, I have tied wreaths on chairs with ribbon as pictured below.  I have used the small, clear 3m hooks on the back of chairs without any ribbon.


Lastly, I wrapped the wreath in ribbon, pulling the ribbon from the back to front of chair, and hot gluing the tip of the ribbon under the joint of the front of the chair.  I have not had this remove paint or stain, but test your chairs in an inconspicuous place, beforehand.  This is how I did it below.

mini wreaths tied to the back of dining chairs

3. Hang mini wreaths on decorative hooks.

Whether you have decorative hooks on the side of the kitchen island or perhaps in the breakfast room, hang a wreath among cutting boards, tea towels and bells for Christmas.

4. Hang mini wreaths on kitchen cabinets.

Again, there are several easy ways to hang wreaths on the inside of kitchen cabinets.  For example, you can tie ribbon around the wreath and push pin the end of ribbon on the inside of the door. Or, you can adhere a 3m hook upside down on the inside of the door to tie the ribbon onto. In addition, you can hang wreaths on windows, mirrors or window shutters. Wherever you want to add a festive touch!


5.  Layer mini wreaths to create a new wreath.

I love to repurpose old items into something new.  For this wreath, I layered a cedar wreath over several wooden rings from a discarded basket. Next, I tied the pieces together with a ribbon.  Lastly, I attached the 3m hook to the door to hang.  By doing so, it creates a larger scale which is a more appropriate size to hang on a larger surface like a door.

What old items do you have that could be repurposed to create a whole new looking wreath?  Picture frames? Rusty wine barrel rings?? Embroidery hoops???


Thank you for stopping by the blog for 5 Way Wednesday! Be sure to check out all of the blog posts where I share 5 ways to style one product by searching for ‘5 way.’