9 coffee table books that double as home décor
From Henri Matisse to visions of Marrakech
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There's something about a healthy stack of books that makes a house a home. It doesn't matter if it's an overflowing bookcase full of novels and nonfiction or a couple of carefully curated hardcover books on the coffee table, either. The presence of books automatically makes a space feel warmer and more interesting; like a great adventure could be waiting within the pages of each paperback or celebration.
That said, coffee table books tend to be slightly easier to put to use as home décor. The thick, colorful spines and artfully arranged covers make them a great alternative to decorative knick-knacks or bric-a-brac while the contents of the books can help put different parts of your personality and interests on display in a neat and organized fashion.
Below, we've rounded up some of our favorite coffee table books that double as home décor. From high fashion chronicles to fine art and travel stories, these coffee table books strike the ideal combination of informative and aesthetically pleasing.
1. This chic box collection of high fashion history
All luxury fashion fiends should have this collection of style history in their home library. The set of four comprehensive books includes comprehensive primers on Christian Louboutin, Louis Vuitton, Schiaparelli, and Yves Saint Laurent. The best part, though? This gorgeous hard-backed collection will look stunning on the coffee table or even tucked into the walk-in closet or handbag shelf.
Get the Little Guides to Style from Amazon for $56.99
2. This gorgeous hardcover packed with interior design and décor inspiration
Are you looking for a book about interior design and décor that doubles as décor itself? This colorful collection of interiors and musings by interior expert Athena Calderone does that thanks to the stunning photography by Nicole Franzen and the neutral sand-hued cover and spine.
Get Live Beautiful from Amazon for $27.00
3. This breath-taking escape to Marrakech
We could all use a little escape somewhere warm and exciting, and Marrakech Flair is just the ticket. The latest travel chronicle from Assouline Publishing, this gilded coffee table book will look great on its own but can also be stacked with various other travel-focused Assouline titles for an added pop of color.
Get Marrakech Flair from Amazon for $95.00
4. This classic monochromatic Tom Ford coffee table book
Fashion fiends looking for a more monochromatic coffee table book should consider picking up this classic Tom Ford anthology. Not only is the book itself extremely chic and expensive-looking, but the content itself also takes readers on a comprehensive journey through Tom Ford's career from his humble beginnings to his current position as one of the biggest names in fashion.
Get Tom Ford from Amazon for $83.99
5. This beautiful escape to the world of Henri Matisse
Art-focused anthologies are always a safe bet when it comes to material items that function as décor. This gorgeous collection of Henri Mattisse cut-outs will transport readers to the South of France, where Matisse zeroed in on technical and theoretical cut-out designs meant to be both vibrant and thought-provoking at the same time.
Get Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs from Amazon for $33.99
6. This colorful curation of hotels and escapes throughout the U.S.
The U.S. has some of the most diverse landscapes on earth and as such makes the spectrum of accommodations extremely appealing to hotel fiends. Great Escapes USA gives readers an inside look at the different accommodations available from Vermont to Virginia and everywhere in between. It also includes both modern properties and century-old grand dames to help paint a picture of what the U.S. has to offer its travelers and staycationers alike.
Get Great Escapes USA. The Hotel Book from Amazon for $60.00
7. This whimsical collection of Wes Anderson-inspired architecture and design
"Accidentally Wes Anderson" had become a cultural phenomenon long before it was published as a coffee table book. Search the hashtag on Instagram and you'll find thousands of homes and interiors that look as if they were plucked right off the quirky pastel-hued screen. This collection was curated by the award-winning filmmaker himself and features more than two hundred stunning photographs to marvel at.
Get Accidentally Wes Anderson from Amazon for $17.59
8. This guide to living a laid-back life by the ocean
Living by the sea is enviable and this guide to the laid-back surf-life philosophy was designed to help anyone channel their inner chilled-out surfer. The water-colored collection of images and musings is a beautiful ode to the art of coastal living, no matter where you might find yourself.
Get Surf Shack from Amazon for $25.49
9. This pink-hued pop art-inspired Rihanna chronicle
She might be making headlines for her maternity looks as of late—but Rihanna is always the moment. Case closed. This pop art-inspired collection of all things Rihanna is a must-have for fans of the makeup/music mogul who want to get to know the woman behind the billionaire multi-hyphenate brand. The colorful coffee table book takes readers on a journey through Riri's most iconic fashion looks as well as more intimate details of her life, including her childhood in Barbados and her rise to fame.
Get The Rihanna Book from Amazon for $104.99
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