Coffee table books are by far my favorite “decor item.” They are also expensive as all get out. Go figure. They fill void space, create conversation when you have guests and protect your furniture from candles and scratches. We have a few pieces of antique furniture and I always make sure to place coffee table books when I’m going to put down a frame or candle, that way if something is going to scratch it will just scratch the book!
Last year, one of my favorite blog posts was, “How to Decorate on a Budget” and to pair with that I wanted to dive deeper into coffee table books on a budget. My biggest tip? Half Price Books. I’m not sure how many of you have those stores, but we have them all over where I live. Resale book stores always have great coffee table books and magazines. Magazines are another fabulous option to give the same look of a coffee table book. Stack about five or six of the same magazine on top of one another and you’ve got yourself a styled space. Here are a few photos on my previous homes of styled magazines and coffee table book to give you some inspiration!
If you want to grab a few “new” books, I’ve rounded up some that are $50 and under. These are some of my favorite gifts to give because you can sift through and find a gorgeous book that has a topic they would be drawn to.
Coffee Table Books $50 & Under
Have you ever purchased any at resale shops?!