If you love books, there’s no better way to show off your favorites than showcasing them on your coffee table. But, you do want to make sure that they feel right in the space and are not just an awkward, unread pile. Think about them in size, color, and even design to ensure they complement the table and the decor you have in your living room space. A little side tip, if they’ll be a conversation piece, be sure you’ve read them, too.
- Normally a coffee table appropriate book is a bit large for a shelf, making it a good choice for a table accent.
- You want large, attractive and statement-making tomes, and probably not more than 3-5.
- It’s important to use a consistent color scheme, although a single pop of color in an otherwise neutral palette is okay.
“Be somewhat consistent in size. You don’t want to go from a massive tabloid size book to a postcard size book since that would not look right (it’s got to feel curated!). But, you still do not want to stack the same sizes so make sure they vary in size slightly.”