Styling Coffee Table Books

Sharing a couple of ways to style coffee table books and some of my favorites! 

Must Have Coffee Table Books | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Rosé All Day Book | The Art of the White Shirt | Simple Decorating | Cupcakes and Cashmere | Beautiful: All American Decorating and Timeless Style c/o The Domino Decorating Book Set | c/o Blue & White Style | Loveable Livable Home | c/o Living with Pattern | Apartment Therapy Complete and Happy Home | Eat Pretty Every Day

It’s all about coffee table books today. While I’ve always been a fan of collecting items {teapots, ginger jars, and statement earrings} I can’t say coffee table books were an item I would have thought I’d collect. However, since updating our living room, I want them all! Blue and white ones with pops of pink, of course. We really just started our collection {aka my collection, Joshua hates them, what is with guys and pillows + coffee table books?}  a few months ago but I’ve already come across some fabulous ones I had to share. 

As stated above, I’ve been focused on collecting coffee table books in a particular color. I want them to compliment the color scheme we already have going. Adding to it, rather than distracting you from it. So that is my number one tip when styling coffee table books: choose coffee table books that match your space

Must Have Coffee Table Books | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog
Styling Coffee Table Books | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog
How to Style Your Coffee Table Books | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog
How to Style Your Coffee Table Books | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Next tip, purchase books you actually want to read. While they might look pretty, you also want them to be of good use. If you’re into interior design, go for Beautiful, Living with Pattern, or the Domino Set. If interior design ain’t your thang, maybe opt for fashion books like The Art of the White Shirt  or Things We Love. You can also go for cocktail or recipe books. This Rosé All Day book is so fun and extremely pretty! 

Must Have Coffee Table Books | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog
Styling Coffee Table Books | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog
How to Style Your Coffee Table Books | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog
Styling Coffee Table Books | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog
How to Style Your Coffee Table Books | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Final tip, DON’T feel your coffee table books have to stay on the coffee table. Place them on your television credenza, on a side table, or a console table. There’s no reason these books can’t be spread throughout your home! 

As you can see in these photos, we have a couple displayed on our television credenza. They perfectly fill the little shelves and keep that from being dark, dead space. Additionally, we have some on one of our end tables {I forgot to snap a pic but you can see them here}. Now, I’m thinking of adding some to our little blue console table. Just a small stack. 

Also, play around with stacking them and stacking objects on top of them. Flower filled vases, candles or ginger jars, to name a few. Layering like this adds more personality and provides a more cozy feel. Rather than the books just looking as though they were placed somewhere, they now appear to be a part of something.

What are some of your favorite coffee table books? I would love to hear {and maybe shop} them. Comment below and share!  

30 Comments

  1. March 23, 2018 / 7:06 am

    LOL it’s so funny bc I always try to decorate with the few books I have and they are horrid. I’m gonna keep my eyes peeled for pretty ones!

    • March 23, 2018 / 11:15 am

      Haha too funny! Honestly, I was in the same boat until a couple of months ago.

      xo Laura Leigh

  2. Emily Wilkinson
    March 23, 2018 / 10:23 am

    I love the ideas of using the coffee table books elsewhere! I need to up my coffee table book game 😉

    • March 23, 2018 / 11:16 am

      They look great in so many different spaces and can help fill some awkward ones where other decor just won’t work!

      xo Laura Leigh

    • March 23, 2018 / 11:18 am

      Aw thanks Rach! I have loved shopping for them and finding ways to style them.

      xo Laura Leigh

  3. Anna English
    March 23, 2018 / 12:32 pm

    I’m a huge fan of coffee table books, actually, slightly obsessed. ha! they really are a great decorating piece!

  4. March 23, 2018 / 1:16 pm

    If only our coffee table was half as beautiful as yours. It just never stays that tidy!
    I love your china collection and the colour of the cushions too!
    xx
    Anastasia
    http://www.natbees.com/

    • March 25, 2018 / 4:33 pm

      Thanks gal! Yay – hope your find some great ones and grabbed some inspo from today’s post.

      xo Laura Leigh

  5. March 24, 2018 / 9:52 am

    Great picks! we currently have no coffee table — our living room doesn’t really fit one well. But when I did have one I loved changing up the books often with funny titles or weird subjects I knew would catch guests’ eyes.

    • March 25, 2018 / 4:36 pm

      Aw thank you Roxy! Appreciate it gal. I definitely need to grab some with unique titles – great idea.

      xo Laura Leigh

  6. Mollie
    March 24, 2018 / 10:51 am

    You styled these books SO well! I absolutely love how you placed them throughout the room and not just on the coffee table. I also need those Domino books in my life!

    xx Mollie

    • March 25, 2018 / 4:36 pm

      Aw thank you Mollie! So sweet of you. Yes, those Domino books are everything. Obsessed!

      xo Laura Leigh

  7. Jessica Camerata
    March 25, 2018 / 9:54 pm

    I love a good coffee table book. Love all the ways you stacked them here!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    • March 26, 2018 / 8:53 am

      Right there with you gal! I am now wanting to purchase lots more ha. Thank you!

      xo Laura Leigh

    • March 26, 2018 / 8:54 am

      Aw thank you Azanique! That makes me so happy to hear. It’s one of those things I am always working on and moving items around.

      xo Laura Leigh

  8. March 27, 2018 / 11:33 pm

    I love how coffee books complement a shelf.

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