Favorite Coffee Table Books

One question I get asked a lot is about my coffee table books, where do I buy them and what kinds do I prefer. Mostly, I prefer home decor and inspirational photography. I also have quite the collection of cookbooks but for this post here, I will focus on home decor and inspirational photography. There’s nothing I love more than cozying up with a book and warm cup of coffee on the weekend. The amount of inspiration is endless when it comes to looking at coffee table books


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Most of the books I buy from Amazon but Pottery Barn, Home Goods, and antique stores always have a great selection as well. I have found some of the best ones looking at Home Goods in the decor section.  For Amazon I have a wish list going at all times. I find a book that I want and add to my wish list, and once a month I treat myself to a new book. Always look at the other recommendations section on Amazon as well. I have discovered many books this way that I may not normally have known about. 

I tend to stick with neutrals when buying coffee table books because I prefer a uniform look on my shelves. There’s nothing against colorful book covers, I just prefer more neutrals. One trick I have is to take the book jacket off and see what color is underneath. A lot of times the book jacket and the actual color of the book are very different. 


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Think about where you are going to display your coffee table books and what kind you would like. If you are just starting out, invest in 2-4 really good ones and go from there. When displaying on your coffee table think about how big your table is and how much surface you need to cover. I would recommend making at least 2 stacks on the table with 2-3 books on each stack. Our coffee table is rectangle and I currently have 3 stacks with 2 books on each stack. There really is no exact rule but you don’t want just one random book on the table with nothing else. 


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