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The Best Coffee Table Books to Enhance Your Interior Decor

Coffee table books can have different contents, and you can learn a lot by looking at them. They can be entertaining and inspiring at the same time.

Some of the best coffee table books may not have many words, only art, and still be appealing to look at. Coffee table books bring with them a tactile experience, which you may crave in this digital world.

They can entertain your guests and inspire thought and conversation. These books also contribute to the aesthetic of your living room.

If your living room does not have enough wall space, but you still desire to have inspiring collections, this is the way to go. You can equip your coffee table with different books of your choice. Let us look at some books you may use on your coffee table to enhance the interior decor.


1. Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave

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Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to...
  • Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave...
  • Hardcover Book
  • Gaines, Joanna (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 352 Pages - 11/06/2018 (Publication Date) - Harper Design...

In this book, Joanna Gaines guides you through creating a home that reflects the personalities and stories of the occupants of that home. This guide will help you gauge your priorities and instincts with practical steps for navigating and accept your design. 

Homebody will give you an in-depth look at how styles can be implemented to blend the looks you like to design spaces that feel yours emphatically. You will love to have this book on your coffee table.

2. 100 Interiors Around the World-Multilingual

100 Interiors Around the World (Bibliotheca...
  • TASCHEN
  • Hardcover Book
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 720 Pages - 09/27/2015 (Publication Date) - TASCHEN (Publisher)

This multilingual book is a great copy for you if you have a passion for home decoration, art, or travel. 100 Interiors Around the World includes several countries in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

The photographers of these interiors are among the leading like Thomas Loof, Paul Warchol, and Marina Faust. It will blend well with other coffee table books as it comes in a white hardcover, and the topside is a nice picture of the study room. This book is a must-have on your coffee table to flip through the pages and get new design ideas.

3. Eat Drink Nap-Bringing the House Home

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Eat Drink Nap: Bringing the House Home
  • Eat Drink Nap Bringing the House Home
  • Hardcover Book
  • Soho House (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 316 Pages - 09/01/2014 (Publication Date) - Preface Publishing...

This book by the Soho House will be a great display on your table. It is among the collection that you will not want to get out of your sight. You will learn how to make a room stylish but welcoming, how to make people feel at home, build an art collection, cook good food, and so much more. It is heavily packed with design tips and recipes, and it shows how to transport Soho House right to your house.

4. Chinatown Pretty: Fashion and Wisdom from Chinatown's Most Stylish Seniors

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Chinatown Pretty: Fashion and Wisdom from Chinatown's...
  • Hardcover Book
  • Lo, Andria (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 224 Pages - 09/22/2020 (Publication Date) - Chronicle Books...

Chinatown Pretty features portraits and stories of trend settings across six Chinatowns. Chinatown Pretty signature is won by poh pohs(grandmas) and gung gung(grandpas).

It is also a philosophy of life, creativity, mixing resourcefulness, and a knack for finding joy no matter the circumstances. It shares nuggets of philosophical wisdom and personal stories regarding immigration and Chinese American culture. This book will guide you to living to a ripe old age and be stylish.

5. Bibi's Kitchen

In Bibi's Kitchen: The Recipes and Stories of...
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Hassan, Hawa (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 285 Pages - 10/13/2020 (Publication Date) - Ten Speed Press...

In Bibi's Kitchen, Hawa Hassan, a Somali chef and food writer Julia Turshen shares seven recipes and stories gathered from bibi's(grandmothers) from eight African countries: Kenya, Somalia, Comoros, Tanzania, Eritrea, South Africa, Madagascar, and Mozambique. The two women use photography to teach about war, loss, families, refuge, migration, and sanctuary. This book was named one of the best cookbooks by the New Yorker.

6. Walter Chandoha. Dogs. Photographs 1941-1991

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Walter Chandoha. Dogs. Photographs 1941–1991...
  • Hardcover Book
  • Multilingual (Publication Language)
  • 296 Pages - 11/28/2020 (Publication Date) - TASCHEN (Publisher)

The late Walter Chandoha was a pet lover. He spent his years taking pictures of cats and dogs. His photographs of dogs included bloodhounds, small and big dogs, show dogs, working dogs, collies, beagles, terriers, and poodles, among others, featuring 60 breeds photographed in Kodachrome and black and white. If you are a dog lover, you will hold onto this book and ensure that it gets room on your coffee table.

7. Art=Discoverying Infinite Connection in Art History

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Art = Discovering Infinite Connections in Art History...
  • Hardcover Book
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 448 Pages - 07/01/2020 (Publication Date) - Phaidon Press...

This book features more than 800 artworks from the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. It provides new and unconventional ways to help you engage with visual culture. These images are organized by keywords and themes and not chronologically. If you love The Metropolitan, then this book is a must-have for you.

8. Dead Style: A Long Strange Trip Into the Magical World of Tie-Die

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Dead Style: A Long Strange Trip Into the Magical World...
  • Rubinstein, Mordechai "Mister Mort" (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 224 Pages - 07/07/2020 (Publication Date) - Harry N. Abrams...

Dead Style shows the effect of the Grateful Dead and hippie culture on today's world of fashion. It is visually driven and is a lookbook for current Deadhead culture. 

Dead Style is also engaging, surprising, provocative, and fun work. This book is not a hardcover but is beautifully curated, and the cover and shape will add style to your room and enhance the elegance of your coffee table.

9. American Gardens

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American Gardens
  • Hardcover Book
  • Don, Monty (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 224 Pages - 10/27/2020 (Publication Date) - Prestel (Publisher)

American Gardens features attractive photographs of public and private gardens across the country. For example, the places include historical, for example, the gardens originally cultivated by slaves like the Thomas Jefferson's Monticello estate, home gardens of Bob Hope and Lloyd Wright, and public places like Central Park in New York. When you read this book, you will get an insight into how the most important gardens in America were designed.

10. Rainbow Revolution

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Rainbow Revolution
  • Hardcover Book
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 176 Pages - 11/24/2020 (Publication Date) - Chronicle Books...

This book is a collection of portraits that celebrate the members of the LGBTQIA+ community. The renowned photographer Magnus Hastings asked them to envision the space with an empty white box.

 Rainbow Revolution features over 300 photographs, essays from some of the members shining the light on gender and sexual identity, and a diverse celebration of queer identity and community. The images in this book represent the strength of knowing and expressing our identities.

11. Grimes: Miss Information, a Coloring Book

Grimes: Miss Information, a Coloring Book
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 32 Pages - 11/24/2020 (Publication Date) - DelMonico...

This is the latest from Grimes, who is an artist and a musician. This book can modify and activate the artist's work with your tools like crayons or paints. This coloring book features over 16 original digital drawings.

An AI-generated poem and perforated tear-out pages. It is suitable for all ages, and you can even use it in an eye-tracking game with your child. You can spend quality time with your child and still enjoy painting the images.

12. Vital Voices: 100 Women Using their Power to Empower

Vital Voices: 100 Women Using Their Power to Empower
  • Hardcover Book
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 220 Pages - 09/15/2020 (Publication Date) - Assouline Publishing...

This book features 100 powerful global women redefining power. They share stories, insights, and ideas. When you read this book, you will understand that women lead differently and that indifference is necessary in today's world.

While each woman is a path taking in her own right, these 100 voices illustrate the leadership patterns of omen worldwide over the years. For each leader, Vital Voices includes an illustration by award-winning illustrator Gayle Kabaker and a page of first-person narrative from the woman herself. Sounds like a great coffee table book, doesn't it? You may need a copy.

13. Designing History: The Extraordinary Art and Style of the Obama White House

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Designing History: The Extraordinary Art & Style of the...
  • Hardcover Book
  • Smith, Michael S. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 304 Pages - 09/01/2020 (Publication Date) - Rizzoli (Publisher)

Michael S. Smith created this book for design enthusiasts, political fans, and students of Americana. The book places the Obama White House within the context of the building's storied past and its evolution; this was made possible through photography, behind-the-scenes stories, and rich archival material. Designing History offers an insider's look at the residence, from the Oval Office to Malia and Sasha's rooms. The foreword is by the former First Lady herself. This will act as a nice coffee table book as it is informative and appealing to look at; hence will blend well with your interior decor.

14. Vogue: Fantasy and Fashion

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Vogue: Fantasy & Fashion
  • Hardcover Book
  • Vogue editors (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 336 Pages - 10/20/2020 (Publication Date) - Abrams (Publisher)

Your coffee table is not complete until you add a Vogue magazine on top of it. Vogue: Fantasy & Fashion celebrates the magazine's strong tradition of telling stories through a magical, narrative portfolio. It can make your dream to create new worlds.

The heroines featured in photographs by great talents like Steven Meisel, Annie Leibovitz, and Irving Penn write their tales that define their destinies. It is a great coffee table book and a great gift for any art lover or photographer.

15. Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses

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Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses
  • Hardcover Book
  • Bradbury, Dominic (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 440 Pages - 10/16/2019 (Publication Date) - Phaidon Press...

This collection contains over 400 of the world's most charming homes from more than 290 architects. This atlas showcases work by Marcel Breuer, Alvar Aalto, and Richard Neutra, among other icons, alongside virtually unknown houses in Australia, Asia, and Africa. If you are looking for inspiration for your home, this book is a must-have among your coffee table book collections.

16. Her Majesty. A Photographic History 1926-Today

Her Majesty. A Photographic History 1926–Today (PRIX...
  • Hardcover Book
  • Warwick, Christopher (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 368 Pages - 12/06/2020 (Publication Date) - TASCHEN (Publisher)

This new edition of Her Majesty is a definitive photographic collection of the private and public life of Queen Elizabeth II. The book is all about Queen Elizabeth's early years through to her most recent tours and ceremonies. It brims with culture, history, glamour, and tradition. 

Her Majesty covers the Queen's life during World War II, her marriage, motherhood, and coronation, as well as her encounters with Beatles, JFK, and Marilyn Monroe. This book is available in English, French, and German. It is a hardcover and very suitable for the living room for your coffee table.

17. Accidentally Wes Anderson (The New York Bestseller)

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Accidentally Wes Anderson
  • Hardcover Book
  • Koval, Wally (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 368 Pages - 10/20/2020 (Publication Date) - Voracious (Publisher)

Accidentally Wes Anderson is inspired by over one million adventures to tell the stories behind more than 200 of the earth's most beautiful and interesting places. This book travels to identify quirky landmarks and undiscovered gems.

You may not have known about Accidentally Wes Anderson because Wes Anderson himself authorized it. Why not add this to your collections?

18. Flower: Exploring the World in Bloom

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Flower: Exploring the World in Bloom
  • Hardcover Book
  • Phaidon Editors (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 352 Pages - 09/30/2020 (Publication Date) - Phaidon Press...

Humans have been copying images of flowers for as long as there have been painting. Flower is part of Phaidon's best selling and is highly giftable.

It shows all how a flower has been depicted in art. It shows a wide range of media and styles, including botanical illustrations, sculptures, art, and flora arrangements. It works perfectly as a coffee table book.

19. The Encyclopedia of New York

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The Encyclopedia of New York
  • Hardcover Book
  • The Editors of New York Magazine (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 368 Pages - 10/20/2020 (Publication Date) - Avid Reader Press /...

The Encyclopedia of New York is an A-Z compendium of incredible origin stories, hidden stories, and useful guides. You will find everything fascinating and unique to New York on every page, including a history of the city's skyline, development of positive thinking, and punk music, among many others. It can be a great coffee table book as it will complement your interior well because of its neutral colors.

20. The Shadow Knows

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The Shadow Knows
  • Hardcover Book
  • Friedlander, Lee (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 110 Pages - 08/25/2020 (Publication Date) - SPQR Editions...

Lee Friedlander, the author of The Shadow Knows treats his shadow as an honored guest. Sometimes it is presented as ominous, lending the impression of sneakiness, possession, or desire. Friedlander has discovered something more profound on his own. He uses self-portraits to show you what it is.

21. Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly

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Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly
  • Hardcover Book
  • Guerrilla Girls (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 192 Pages - 10/06/2020 (Publication Date) - Chronicle Books...

Guerrilla Girls wearing masks to protect their identities smashed on the scene with their first campaign against sexism in the world of art. They later put their first book to catalog their career.

The book is titled, The Art of Behaving Badly. They organize street campaigns and large-scale exhibitions designed to expose discrimination, racism, sexism, and corruption in the art world.

22. Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World's Most Amazing Places

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Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World's Most...
  • National Geographic
  • Hardcover Book
  • National Geographic (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 320 Pages - 10/27/2015 (Publication Date) - National Geographic...

NatGeo takes you on a photographic tour of the world's spectacular destinations. Hundreds of breathtaking locales are illustrated with vivid images taken by the best photographers.

These images feature many visual wonders like scenic islands, rain forests, artwork, and ancient monoliths. If you love nature and traveling you will like this book; therefore you should consider buying it for your coffee table.

23. Wine Folly: Magnum Edition; The Master Guide

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Wine Folly: Magnum Edition: The Master Guide
  • Hardcover Book
  • Puckette, Madeline (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 320 Pages - 09/25/2018 (Publication Date) - Avery (Publisher)

With the new edition in a new hardcover, Wine Folly is even more suitable for a coffee table and enhances your living room's general appearance. It is a perfect guide if you are looking to take your wine level to the next level. If you want to boost your wine knowledge in a practical and fun way, grab this book, and you will know more.

24. Beaches

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Beaches
  • Beaches
  • Hardcover Book
  • Malin, Gray (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 150 Pages - 05/10/2016 (Publication Date) - Harry N. Abrams...

New York Times Bestseller in Photography Collections and exhibitions. Malin Gray's inspiring photographs of beaches around the world are shot from doorless helicopters. Malin built his lifestyle from a passion for photography and interior design.

The beaches feature more than twenty cities across six continents. Beaches will be a good book for your coffee table, and you will also enjoy reading it and viewing the photographs of the beaches as you plan for your trip this summer.

25. The Life & Love of the Sea

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The Life and Love of the Sea
  • Abrams
  • Hardcover Book
  • Blackwell, Lewis (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 216 Pages - 10/06/2015 (Publication Date) - Harry N. Abrams...

This book showcases underwater photography. It will give you a visual tour of the ocean's diversity. With The Life & Love of the Sea, you will experience land meeting sea with beautiful images of the coastline and the spectacular power of the ocean through a collection of wave photographs.