I’m a Style Editor, and This Is the Decor Piece I’m Seeing Everywhere (It’s from Amazon!)

published Jan 18, 2023
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Confession: I have a weakness for coffee table books. I once passed a street vendor in my neighborhood selling home goods, spotted a ~captivating~ orange coffee table book, walked away, and then came back five minutes later to buy it on the spot (and I regret nothing!). Actually styling newly-acquired coffee table books in my apartment has never been a strong suit, however. Do I color code the spines? How many is too many to stack together? Where the heck do I put this one book???

If you also find yourself in the same book-collecting boat, or similarly struggle with displaying your favorites, there’s a simple one-and-done decor piece I’ve started seeing everywhere that’s a genius, stylish solve. Three words: acrylic book stands.

Now, before your mind goes straight to propping open cookbooks in the kitchen (which, this is equally perfect for, no doubt), hear me out. I’ve actually noticed these acrylic accessories dominating coffee tables themselves as an interesting new focal point idea. Basically, you can display a specific spread from any book or magazine of your choosing, that, paired with the stand, becomes instantly elevated into a bona fide pièce de résistance. Plus, no more judging a book by its spine or cover design, since the actual content gets to take center stage. And yes, this really is as easy as setting up the cross-frame piece, opening a coffee table book, and voilà!

I love the versatile decorating opportunities, too: show off a beloved page from an art book one day, swap it out with a fashion spread the next. The Amazon book holder shown above is intended for larger literature, as well, so it’s perfect for those oversized books you’re not sure what to do with anyway (but you can also find smaller stands, if needed). And best of all, the acrylic design creates a barely-there, translucent effect that manages to feel light and airy on any coffee or console table, regardless of dimensions, while working well with every interior style.

Step aside, busts and bouclé, there’s a new (functional!) statement decor in town.

Buy: TIANSE Acrylic Book Stand, $49.95 $36.99