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3 Ways to Decorate a Sofa Table for Spring With Thrift Store Finds

Looking for new ideas for styling a sofa table? Today, I’m sharing 3 Ways to Decorate Sofa Table for Spring using thrifted spring décor collected from thrift stores and flea markets. I couldn’t decide which style I liked best and can’t wait to see which of the couch sofa table ideas you like best. So, let’s get started on the console table styling.

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Pinterest Challenge

It’s almost time for Spring decorating: it’s never too soon to start planning your ideas. Today I’ve joined Cindy at County Road 407 for her monthly Pinterest Challenge. This month, we are styling a Sofa Table for Spring, and our Inspiration comes from Sincerely Marie Designs.

If you are joining me from Kim at Shiplap and Shells, I’m so glad you made it across the country. Isn’t Kim’s Table Vignette just stunning?

Decorating Sofa Table Ideas

Today, I’m styling the hand-built console table in our loft space. The sectional couch sofa table is a piece my husband made over 35 years ago.

Its sleek, simple style works well with any décor style, and the lower shelf makes it a fun piece to style.

Although I’m stying the table three different ways, almost everything has been pulled from my thrift store stash.

Step One To Styling A Sofa Table

First, to decorate the sofa table, you must clear the area you wish to decorate. You will find you are more creative once all the clutter is gone.

Handmade Sofa Table in Farmhouse Loft.  Bare console table to be decorated for Spring

Sofa Table Decorating Ideas For Spring – Greenery Option

The first sofa table decorating idea is to fill the table with greenery. Greenery is always a good option for early Spring styling.

A couple of DIY topiaries are the focal point. In addition, glass cloches, a mirror, and candles create extra light in the space. The lower shelf of the console table can appear dark next to the navy couch, but the mirror helps to reflect and lighten the space.

Decorate Sofa Table for Spring with greenery, lanterns, cloches and books.  Console table Decorating ideas

To brighten the darker lower shelf, I add a mirror, a cloche & a candle. The Angel Vine is natural. However, all the other greenery is faux.

Lower shelf of Sofa Table decorated with mirror, greenery and candles.
Note: When using a candle on a lower shelf, you want to be sure the flame isn’t close to any item that could catch on fire. If in doubt, use a flameless battery-operated candle.

The top of the sofa table holds another glass cloche filled with faux lavender inside a thrifted handmade basket.

Close up of basket with lavender under glass cloche and greenery topiary in clay pot.

What do you do with a Broken Light Fixture? Turn it into a Lantern, of course. You can see the tutorial on how I repurposed this piece last Spring.

Decorating Sofa Table Ideas with Greenery lanterns, cloches, mirrors and lavender.

The Sectional Couch With Sofa Table Filled With Birds & Books

The second option for styling the sectional couch sofa table is adding a cute bird and stacks of old books.

Decorating Sofa Table Ideas with Books and Birds and greenery in Industrial Loft

I used a variety of colorful books to fill the bottom shelve because the cheerful colors helped to brighten the dark shelf. In addition, a bird’s nest looks cute, resting on the edge of the book.

How To decorate a Sofa table for spring with birds and books. Include lanterns and vintage brass container.

I added a shiny brass container filled with lambs ear faux greenery, and white flowers to enhance this stack of coffee table books. You may remember that it was a recent thrift store deal.

If you’d like to learn more thrifting tips, check out Top Ten Tips for Successful Thrift Store Shopping.

The Third Way to Style a Sofa Table for Spring

For the third way to style a sofa table for spring, I used a combination of items. Pulling items from the first two tables keeps the stying budget-friendly. There is a cute bird, books, and greenery, which all complement the addition of soft Spring Tulips.

Mix of Birds, greenery and flowers on loft Sofa Table.  Decorating Sofa Table Ideas for Spring.

To add height, a chicken-wire-covered cloche houses a cute bird and bird nest.

Chicken Wire Cloche filled with a bird nest and bird on console table in Farmhouse Industrial Loft.

Tulips are a favorite, and this recent thrift store milk glass vase looks priceless, filled with these beauties. The vase was a great find from a recent Thrifting with the Gals excursion. Adding a foraged grapevine adds a rustic touch to the elegant vase.

Milk Glass Vase filled with tulips on ironstone plate and decor books - Decorating Sofa Table Ideas for Spring

In addition, a few books and two DIY topiaries fill the lower shelf.

Milk Glass Vase filled with tulips on ironstone plate and decor books - Decorating Sofa Table Ideas for Spring

I look forward to hearing which of the tables is your favorite for styling a sofa table.


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Now it’s time to hop over and see how Barbara at French Ethereal has styled her table and what tips she’s sharing with us today. Be sure to see all the other participants linked below as well.

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3 Ways to Decorate a Sofa or console Table for Spring with Birds, books and greenery.
3 Ways to Decorate a Sofa Table for Spring.


Monday 12th of February 2024

I love these Pinterest challenge posts, they are my favorite. There were elements of every design that I loved - the mirror used as a tray, the bowl of lambs ear and stacked books, and the vase of tulips. I am going to try and add those ideas to my decor. Thanks!


Monday 12th of February 2024

Melanie, I'm so glad you found this helpful. I appreciate your comments.


Monday 12th of February 2024

Good Morning very hard to choose but for me anything with birds is a go for me


Monday 12th of February 2024

Eva, I agree! Spring is birds and bunnies. Thanks for stopping by.

Christy Little

Tuesday 2nd of March 2021

I really love all three ways you showed for a spring sofa table vignette! All three really work well in your space, and I really love the table you used!

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Wednesday 3rd of March 2021

Christy Thanks so much. Rachel


Sunday 28th of February 2021

I can't even choose a favorite way you styled your sofa table Rachel! So fun to see all three ideas! So much inspiration!

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Monday 1st of March 2021

Kristin, Thanks so much. I appreciate your encouragement.


Sunday 28th of February 2021

I love all these decorative behind the sofa table ideas. Each are so beautiful. By the way, I love this fabulous table your husband made for you. Thanks for sharing

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Monday 1st of March 2021

Ivory, Thanks so much for stopping by. Rachel