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!  

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30 Comments

  1. 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!

    Posted 3.23.18 Reply
  2. Courtney wrote:

    I love the way you styled the books. Stacking the books looks so cool.
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    Posted 3.23.18 Reply
  3. Emily Wilkinson wrote:

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

    Posted 3.23.18 Reply
    • 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

      Posted 3.23.18 Reply
  4. rebecca wrote:

    YES! Love how you have styled these and some great choices!

    xx Rebecca // The Crystal Press
    http://thecrystalpress.com

    Posted 3.23.18 Reply
  5. Rach wrote:

    You have picked out the cutest coffee table books! And I love how you styled and coordinated them together!

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    Posted 3.23.18 Reply
  6. Anna English wrote:

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

    Posted 3.23.18 Reply
  7. Anastasia wrote:

    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/

    Posted 3.23.18 Reply
  8. jessica wrote:

    So many great coffee table books! I am finally looking to get a few for our new house!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

    Posted 3.23.18 Reply
    • Thanks gal! Yay – hope your find some great ones and grabbed some inspo from today’s post.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.25.18 Reply
  9. Mariah wrote:

    Love this!! I think Coffee table books are so fun and such a cool accent to a room.

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    Posted 3.23.18 Reply
  10. roxy wrote:

    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.

    Posted 3.24.18 Reply
    • Aw thank you Roxy! Appreciate it gal. I definitely need to grab some with unique titles – great idea.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.25.18 Reply
  11. Mollie wrote:

    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

    Posted 3.24.18 Reply
    • Aw thank you Mollie! So sweet of you. Yes, those Domino books are everything. Obsessed!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.25.18 Reply
  12. Megan wrote:

    How cute is this! definitely bookmarking for later.

    Megan | http://www.pipmegan.com

    Posted 3.25.18 Reply
  13. Jessica Camerata wrote:

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

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    Posted 3.25.18 Reply
  14. Azanique wrote:

    I’m obsessed with your coffee table decor! I love all of these cute table books 🙂

    -xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com

    Posted 3.25.18 Reply
    • 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

      Posted 3.26.18 Reply
  15. I love how coffee books complement a shelf.

    Posted 3.27.18 Reply