35 Elevated Examples of Coffee Table Book Décor


Published: January 8, 2023
Updated: November 30, 2023

Books and coffee tables are such a natural partnership, you may not realize all the different ways you can use them in your décor. There’s nothing wrong with simply placing a beautiful book of photographs or art prints on your coffee table, but there’s so much more you can do! There are a number of elements a book can bring to your coffee table without even being opened: its color, its cover images, and its height.

Groupings of books can be very effective on a coffee table. While you’ll most often see books stacked flat, you can also stand them up and lean them against other objects–traditional bookends or anything else that fits the bill. Stacked books are an easy way to add levels to your coffee table décor, allowing you to raise and lower things like figurines and sculptures, potted plants, candles, or other ornaments. Gathering books of particular colors can emphasize part of your palette, whether you’re looking to coordinate or add a splash of a contrasting color.

Let’s explore examples of coffee table book décor that will take your space to a whole new level.

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