Mixing oddball objects, like figurines, with more functional items is a great way to infuse a bit of personality to a coffee table or foyer console. It's easy to find inexpensive tchochkes at thrift stores or flea markets, and even easier to unify them with a quick DIY trick.
Brian Patrick Flynn from Decor Demon uses white glossy spray paint to give random accessories a sense of cohesion but prefers to throw in a bit of metallic to break up the white and add dimension. The two lattice-style containers can be used for storage, while the trophy-shaped vase and cherub candle holders work to create ambiance. For just $24, he's pulled together a stylish and utilitarian vignette that would work fabulously in any entryway. Check out more of Brian's DIY-themed Ideabooks at Houzz!