Tiny tables and colorful poufs make for fun and flexible decor choices

Linda Merrill Design modern coastal colorful living room Tiny tables and colorful poufs
Linda Merrill Design and Photography

I’m a big fan of tiny tables and colorful poufs when it comes to flexible decorating choices. My interior decorating clients for my Colorful Modern project in The Pinehills in Plymouth, MA didn’t want a coffee table because their space is small and their sofa is a recliner – so moving a coffee table wasn’t a great option. They also wanted to have added seating for visitors when needed.

 

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I designed this custom colorful pouf and had my upholstery workroom build it. The pouf is a sturdy wood box that is padded and covered in a fun mix of materials so it can double as a small side table or a seat when needed. I love being have to have custom items made because they can be designed to fit the exact spot and purpose. I even had handles added for easier moving around. And the tiny table is easily moved around the sofa to keep a drink or phone at hand as needed.

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Linda Merrill Design and Photography

The other colorful pouf in the space is less structured and while I can be sat upon – it’s best for children. It also adds a nice pop of color under the console when not needed.

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Linda Merrill Design and Photography

 

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Linda Merrill Duxbury Garden Home living room design; Photo by Michael J. Lee

My Duxbury Garden Home interior design clients had a wonderful assortment of antique pieces and this cute carved wood tiny table fit perfectly between the arm chairs. As you can see from the overhead image below – the coffee table works for those sitting on the white sectional sofa  but it useless for those in the chairs.

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Linda Merrill Duxbury Garden Home living room design; Photo by Michael J. Lee

Here are a few more images of tiny tables and colorful poufs in various different interiors.

r-architecture via unsplash tiny tables and colorful poufs
r-architecture via unsplash

I love the different levels of the lower white coffee table and the black side table above. It adds flexibility and modernity to this space.

Ilya Shakir photo via Pexels tiny tables colorful poufs
Ilya Shakir photo via Pexels

Another example of a cute tiny table adding functionality to a space. (Honestly – am not sure about this layout as that sectional looks like it abuts the lit fireplace but it makes a nice image).

Max Rahubovskiy 2 via Pexels tiny tables colorful poufs
Max Rahubovskiy via Pexels

Another example above of different height tables adding nice layering and function. The smaller pieces appear to be stools possibly with the colorful pouf tops – but useful for non-drink laying purposes.

Max Rahubovskiy via Pexels tiny tables colorful poufs
Max Rahubovskiy via Pexels

I’m always a fan of using two matching tiny tables versus a bigger single cocktail table for a great look and flexible spacing.

Charlotte May photo via Pexels tiny tables colorful poufs
Charlotte May photo via Pexels

This pic above is just cute!

Collov-home-design via Unsplash
Collov-home-design via Unsplash

And this pic – which is possibly AI generated is a great example of something that looks ok at quick glance – but there is no functionality! It’s calling out for tiny tables and colorful poufs!

Using tiny tables and colorful poufs in home decorating can add a dynamic and flexible element to your interior design. Here are seven blog tips on how to effectively incorporate these pieces for versatility:

  1. Vivid Color Palette: Start by selecting colorful poufs that align with your desired color scheme. Bold and vibrant colors can inject energy into your space, while pastels or muted hues create a more relaxed atmosphere.
  2. Mix and Match: Experiment with mixing and matching pouf colors and patterns. Don’t be afraid to combine different colors and designs to create an eclectic and playful look. This can add a sense of fun and flexibility to your decor.
  3. Compact Tables: Choose tiny tables that are both functional and visually unobtrusive. Look for minimalist designs made from materials like metal, glass, or acrylic that don’t overpower the room.
  4. Multi-Purpose Poufs: Opt for poufs that serve multiple functions. Some poufs come with hidden storage, making them perfect for stashing away magazines, blankets, or extra cushions. This dual functionality enhances flexibility.
  5. Mobile Furniture: Select lightweight poufs and tables that are easy to move around. This allows you to quickly reconfigure your space for various activities, such as hosting guests, working, or simply relaxing.
  6. Layered Seating: Use poufs as extra seating options that can be easily added or removed as needed. Layering poufs and small tables alongside your primary seating can provide flexibility for accommodating different group sizes.
  7. Accessorize and Coordinate: Accessorize your tables and poufs with complementary items like throw pillows, rugs, and wall art that tie the room together. Coordinated accessories can enhance the overall look and flexibility of your decor.

Incorporating tiny tables and colorful poufs into your home decorating strategy can make your living space more adaptable and visually engaging. Embrace the flexibility they offer, and don’t be afraid to switch things up from time to time to keep your decor feeling fresh and exciting.

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7 thoughts on “Tiny tables and colorful poufs make for fun and flexible decor choices”

  1. Love your examples Linda, what a great post! I also love your tips about how and when to design custom pieces as you did for your clients, beautifully done! Great inspiration!

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