How to Display Books on a Coffee Table
Books can add an interesting visual touch to any room. This can be particularly true when it comes to decorating a coffee table with books. Here is a guide that will help you create a perfect living room centrepiece:
1. Pick a Theme
Choose a theme for your display that will tie the books together. It could be an overall subject such as history or your favourite authors. Alternatively, consider a color palette or an era.
2. Arrange Groupings
Once you know your theme, arrange the books in groupings by size and/or color. Allow the tallest books to sit in the middle, with the others arranged in a pattern around them.
3. Add Accessories
Complete the look with a few accessories that tie in with the books’ theme. This could include small sculptures, vases and bowls, or photos in matching frames.
4. Mix in Greenery
Adding fresh flowers, faux succulents or plants can also be a nice touch. Make sure to place them in an area that will receive adequate sunlight.
5. Place a Runner
Lay down a runner or tablecloth in order to frame the display. Choose an option that will tie in with your accessories and is easily wiped clean.
6. Choose Bookends
Bookends can help draw attention to the books on the table, while keeping them tidy. If a larger book is among the group, it can help anchor the look.
Now that you have these tips to help you create a centerpiece out of books on your coffee table, get creative and have fun.