4 tips for styling coffee table books as decor (& best books)


Coffee table books are made for the eyes on so many levels. Nicely illustrated, visually pleasing and easy to read, they are the kind of books you or your guests can flick through casually. However, nowadays, coffee table books are not only beautiful on the inside, but also on the outside. The cover is as important as the book itself. Here are 4 tips on how to style the perfect coffee table using books that reflect your personality.

1. Colour theme

Depending on your personal style and what mood you are into at that moment you can have several options you can play around with.

  • No colour theme
  • Monochromatic
  • Monochromatic with a touch of colour

The great thing about coffee table books is that you can change things up according to your decor mood or even your reading envies. Once you select a few books, you don’t need to stick to them forever.

2. Size matter

Consider the size of your coffee table. You don’t want huge books to completely take over the space and make it unpractical (unless it’s your thing). The rule of thumb is to usually style the larger books on the bottom and work your way up to the smaller sizes so the pile is stable and you can see what’s underneath.

3. Less is more

This is a coffee table, not a library. Stick to just a few books, 5 maximum is a good number. You can work with only two books, especially knowing that most coffee table books can be rather expensive. You don’t need to break the bank to style your table, you can build your collection over time.

4. Accessories

Styling your coffee table around books doesn’t mean you can have only books. To make the space a bit more casual, add other cute items. A beautiful plate with some aesthetic knick knacks, even your TV remote, some flowers, a candle etc. Have fun with your decor.










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