14 Coffee Table Books That Will Elevate Your Decor
The best coffee table books are a unique way to add a touch of class and interest to any space. Books are one of our oldest and most familiar ways to learn about the world without having to rely on staring at another type of screen. They’re also great for guests, since they can flip through pages of beautiful art and photography if you’re busy whipping up snacks in the kitchen. Plus, the right coffee table book subject can spur a variety of rich conversations!
So even if you really shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, here are a few that might tempt you to do so anyway. From organization and design tips to deep dives into history and art, there’s bound to be a few you can’t wait to crack open.
1. Dream Home: The Property Brothers’ Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House by Jonathan and Drew Scott
If you always want more Property Brothers (and let’s face it, who doesn’t!?), then this is a must-have for your coffee table. It has all their best design tips, renovation advice, and more!
2. Beautifully Organized: A Guide to Function and Style in Your Home by Nikki Boyd
It never hurts to learn more about how you can declutter your home. Selected as the “Best Coffee Table Book” by Stylecaster, Nikki Boyd offers five simple steps and beautiful inspiration that everyone can follow and enjoy.
3. The Illustrated Emily Dickinson: 25 Essential Poems edited by Ryan G. Van Cleave
Explore the imaginative world of Emily Dickinson’s poetry through gorgeous collage art. Whether you’re a longtime admirer or a newcomer, each illustration opens up a new dimension to her work. Plus, the cover will add a pop of color to any coffee table.
4. Jungalow: Decorate Wild: The Life and Style Guide by Justina Blakeney
For those who prefer to go bold, Justina Blakeney offers insight on how to break traditional design rules and create a wild yet cozy home. From personal narratives to practical advice, each story comes together to give readers permission to decorate without limits.
5. Resident Dog (Volume Two): Incredible Homes and the Dogs Who Live There by Nicole England
Sometimes it takes a furry friend to really make a house a home. In her latest addition, Nicole England chronicles gorgeous architecture around the world through the eyes of humanity’s most loyal companion.
6. Warhol by Klaus Honnef
Andy Warhol completely transformed the modern American art scene. Take a look at his most influential pieces in this detailed collection.
7. History as They Saw It: Iconic Moments from the Past in Color by Wolfgang Wild and Jordan Lloyd
See some of the most iconic moments in history brought to life through full-color photo restoration. This is a great gift for history buffs!
8. The Crown in Vogue by Robin Muir and Josephine Ross
As a tribute to the 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II, this photo collection captures the British Royal Family’s various appearances in Vogue. With a relationship dating back to its first issue, you can see both the family and the publication evolve over the decades.
9. Tom Ford by Tom Ford and Bridget Foley
Dive into the catalog of one of fashion’s greatest icons. With over 5,000 five-star reviews, this collection stands as a testament to one of the most influential minds behind the Gucci brand.
10. AphroChic: Celebrating the Legacy of the Black Family Home by Bryan Mason and Jeanine Hays
From Jason Reynolds’ creative DC rowhouse to Danielle Brooks’ Haitian-inspired Brooklyn townhome, this collection showcases the amazing diversity and joy of the Black family home.
11. Plantopedia: The Definitive Guide to Houseplants by Lauren Camilleri and Sophia Kaplan
If you’re looking to bring a little of the outside inside but don’t have a natural green thumb, this guide will give you all the information you need to keep your houseplants healthy.
12. West: The American Cowboy by Anouk Masson Krantz
One of the most elusive and intriguing figures of American history is captured in these stunning black-and-white photos. Take a peek at the lives of forgotten cowboys and their attempts to adapt to a changing world.
13. Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up edited by Claire Wilcox and Circe Henestrosa
After almost fifty years of being locked away, Frida Kahlo’s most private possessions and letters have been unearthed to create an intimate portrait of the internationally renowned artist and icon.
14. The Secret To Superhuman Strength by Alison Bechdel
Named “The Best Graphic Book of 2021” by Publishers Weekly, Alison Bechdel takes a look at her relationship with exercise. Each witty insight comes with stunning yet relatable illustrations.
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