Less is more has become the new mantra when it comes to the interior of our humble abodes. The minimalist stripped-back look has dominated the interior design world and has left many adopting a more nude and monotone palette to achieve chicness within the home. Coffee table books have become the latest staple, having grown to become a huge trend leaving us more than eager to fill our spaces with them!
You would be hard pushed not to see images circulating the web of a coffee or side table topped with an array of aesthetically pleasing books and a candle for the ultimate finish. If anything, this trend has proved that it’s the little things that can make a big difference in the home and truly take your living space to the next level.
Coffee table books can make a real statement and allow you to inject some of your personality into your home, they also make a great present for loved ones with an array of options to go for depending on what they love. From lifestyle books like Eat, Drink, Nap: Bringing the house home by Soho House to designer must-haves including Chanel and Prada coffee table books, there are so many to go for.
Leave on the table for decoration or sit down of an afternoon and flick through the amazing imagery to your heart's content, these books are very versatile and are sure to wow your guests. Take a look at our guide to the best coffee table books.
The best coffee table books
Eat, Drink, Nap: Bringing the House Home
This bestseller has become the holy grail of coffee table books since its release. Eat, Drink, Nap by world-leading members club, Soho House takes you through how to adopt the well-known quintessential style in your home. This book will have you and any guests wishing to browse its contents covered in every aspect, from interior design to DIY facials and spa treatments to try at home.
Chanel Catwalk: The Complete Collections: The Complete Karl Lagerfeld Collections
If you love fashion, then this is the perfect book for you. A simplistic yet chic addition to any coffee table, Chanel Catwalk Collection will take you through some of the most iconic looks from the designer. Prepare to see striking catwalk and beauty looks along with amazing clothing from over the years.
Vogue on Location: People, Places, Portraits
This book has us wanting to go on a getaway. A delightful combination of fashion and travel, Vogue on Location will take you on a journey through the stunning scenery of countries including Morocco and Bali. If captivating imagery and travel writing is something that takes your interest, this book more than delivers. Plus, it makes a great addition to the coffee table.
Little Book of Prada: The Story of the Iconic Fashion House
If you want to go for a slightly more understated look, then why not add this smaller addition to your coffee table. The Little Book of Prada will add a pop of colour to your living space - the book explores the evolution of the iconic brand with an array of catwalk and fashion imagery.
Banksy You Are an Acceptable Level of Threat and if You Were Not You Would Know About It
Calling all art enthusiasts. This impressive collection of Banksyu2019s iconic street art is perfect for those who love to browse through eye-catching imagery. The book documents Banksyu2019s gripping work from the late 90u2019s right through to his u2018Seasons Greetingsu2019 Christmas piece discovered in Wales in 2018. This book may appear somewhat understated on the outside, but its contents rich array of photography to transport anyone on an artistic journey.
Architectural Digest at 100: A Century of Style
This book takes the interior and lifestyle world to a new level. The Architectural Digest has been a staple publication in the design world for over a century giving readers a peep into celebrity homes. Although itu2019s slightly on the pricier side, this coffee table book more than delivers with features from the homes of Barack and Michelle Obama and David Bowie. Stunning imagery and a book that would look great on any coffee table, itu2019s a yes from us.
The World Atlas of Coffee: From beans to brewing - coffees explored, explained and enjoyed
It doesnu2019t get much better than a coffee table book that explores coffee. This book is dedicated to coffee lovers who may want to explore the drink that has a firm place in their day-to-day lives. This interesting read was written by World Barista Champion; James Hoffmann sets out to teach readers about the process in which coffee is made from how it is harvested to the way beans are brewed. Prepare to become your very own coffee connoisseur.
This book will not only add style to your room thanks to its aesthetically pleasing cover, but it will also give you great advice on how to become your own interior designer. If youu2019re looking for plenty of design inspiration to spruce up your space, this is a great read. Equally, itu2019s perfect for light afternoon browsing, sounds like bliss.
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Tayo Andoh is a Storytelling Executive for WhatsTheBest, and also writes for Yours, Mother&Baby, Heat and Closer. She has a passion for DJing, beauty and spirituality.
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