I love a good coffee table book! Even better is when they are not only stylish but practical.
How about you? Do you prefer it to be loaded with resourceful information or more for looks?
Whenever we’re styling clients’ homes, books are our go-to. They’re great for layering, stacking, adding height, dimension, texture, and color to any space.
There’s just something about a physical book, print and paper. The tactile texture, color, smell, we treat them as pieces of art. And although we love our 2nd hand finds we also love supporting and continuously learning through new authors.
Often times when we’re on a budget, or maybe need them up high where no-one will reach, and in need of not just a few but a whole lot, so we’re running to second-hand stores, taking the covers off of books to find beautiful hardcovers that work perfectly in spaces that no one will ever touch or aren’t in need of practically.
But then when it comes to coffee table books, I like them to be purposeful. After all, that’s what they are there for! To pick up and read, educate, or be inspired by.
So today, I wanted to share 20 of our favorite stylish yet practical coffee table books for your home decor needs!
Travel Home and Divinely Designed are two of my favorite coffee table books, and I have had the honor and privilege of meeting both authors and being good friends with the beautiful Sara from Beautiful Chaos, author or Divinely Designed.
1. Home Body | 2. Divinely Designed | 3. Travel Home | 4. Architectural Digest at 100: A Century of Style | 5. The Finer Things | 6. The Things that Matter | 7. Leaf Supply | 8. Whiskey in a Teacup | 9. Cozy Minimalist Home | 10. Styled | 11. Wild Interiors | 12. Frank Lloyd, The Houses | 13. The Obama Portraits | 14. The Very Embarrassing Book of Dad Jokes | 15. Elements of Family Style | 16. Italy | 17. The Bucket List | 18. Vogue Living | 19. Colorstrology | 20. All American Ads of the ’90s