Catherine recommends homeowners decorating their first space take it slow. "I know people are eager to be done," she says, but don't rush into filling every nook and cranny right away. Instead, take the time to hit antique stores and consignment shops to find the perfect pieces for your new home. Catherine found the $25 rattan coffee table base in her living room at Atlanta's Scott's Antique Market and had a piece of glass cut to fit.
This rustic breezeway features two seating areas. One has a dining table and rattan chairs, the other has a grouping of twig chairs surrounding a wood coffee table. Both allow gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
A sleek stone fireplace beneath a wall-mounted flat screen TV serves as the focal point of the room. Rattan bucket chairs complement the bright orange area rug while an angular white coffee table provides contrast to the vibrant rug color.
This simple, minimalist living room features an all-over midcentury modern look, from the retro wooden credenza to the round glass coffee table. Soft blue pin-tucked furniture adds a comfortable feel, while a rattan chair offers cozy fireside seating.
This coastal living room's decor takes on a breezy vibe with its soft neutral tones and earthy materials, like those seen in the rattan armchairs. A reclaimed wood coffee table sits at the center of the room, while a small round white table showcases a vase of purple flowers.