20 Creative Ways to Decorate with Coffee Table Books

December 3, 2014



They say every room needs a conversation piece to, well, spur up a little chit chat amongst guests. In my book (no pun intended), an interesting coffee table book does just the trick. While they can make excellent conversation starters in their native position (on the coffee table), I have found that books can serve many, many other purposes. 


For the past 5-6 years I have built a collection and I am addicted to beautiful books! I get them as gifts from friends/family, search out vintage versions and score via Amazon to add to my collection. While sitting in my living room, trying to figure out new ways to rearrange books from one shelving unit to another without looking too cluttered, I started thinking about the many ways I could use my leftover books. I have tried a few different ways of displaying my books like underneath my entry table and on my bar cart, but there are so many other ways! I decided to search the interent high and low to get inspired and I thought I would share with you lovelies. I hope you're inspired!

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This is from an old post on my blog when I styled this entry table three separate ways


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This came from a post on my blog when I styled my bar cart for the first time on here. Man, has that cart seen some changes! I get bored easily. :)


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What is your favorite way to creatively use your coffee table books? Are you thinking about starting a collection? Well, check out my top picks for coffee table books and leave any questions you may have! Happy Book Arranging!

18 comments:

  1. Yay! I can finally comment on your blog! I used to have trouble before. So glad you added the Name/URL feature. :)

    Anyway, I love the book styling idea. They can get expensive but Amazon seems to have the best prices!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Brittany x
    www.BrillianceOfB.com

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  2. Those are beyond fab! Love, Kirsten xx

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  3. Such creative looks for the home, I love them!

    xo
    Kristin of LivingInColorPrint.com

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  4. Love all your interior design inspirations! Thanks for sharing! Where did you get your beautiful Art Deco mirror? I am ub-sessed!

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  5. These photos are all amazing! Definitely inspiration for the next time I'm bored and want to rearrange things in my house. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Loving this book inspiration, thank you for sharing! Thinking of trying some of these ideas with magazines too.

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  7. So many great ideas (and beautiful pictures!!). Thanks for all the inspiration!!
    xx
    Laura
    www.sequinsatbreakfast.com

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  8. Love all of these ideas!
    xo,
    Melissa
    MissyOnMadison.com

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  9. I love books and the fireplace idea is pretty different and cool.

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    xx, Jodi
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  11. Love this! We have tons of book stacks around the house. Love seeing more creative ideas.

    Jenn | thecremebruleeblog.com

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  12. Loving these ideas! One of my favorites is from a post awhile back on The Glitter Guide.
    xx Jessica
    Dirty Blonde Barrage

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  13. AMAZING

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  14. I love that zig zag shelf, what an ingenious idea!

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