Today, the wonderful e-books they make it possible to have infinite libraries without the need for huge spaces and, unless you are a nostalgic for paper, we understand that you think long and hard before acquiring a piece of writing. This only usually happens on special occasions, such as when you go on a trip, you are a big fan of a novel or you are looking for a gift for someone. But beyond reading, there is a category of books whose appeal is on the outside, not on the inside. And these do make all the sense to buy them. Because their presence not only enriches the intellect, but also the room in which they find themselves. And it is that they are capable of turning any corner of the pile into one of the most special. Behold the coffee table books or table books.
With hardcovers and eye-catching, thoughtful designs, these books act as a decorative element and we like them because they add personality to their owners’ homes. The choice of the book that we decide to show our guests says a lot about us.
How to decorate the house with coffee table books
To decorate with them, our recommendation is to leave them supported informally and play with their tones so that they combine or contrast with your decoration, according to preferences.
You can group several of them, expose them on narrow shelves for Ikea paintings, open one to your favorite page, store them in baskets or magazine racks in plain sight, or even use one of coasters. The extreme use that is not wasted is, as explained in Decoesfera, creating a coffee table with a custom glass and a stack of our favorite books.
On the nightstand, on the living room table, on the dresser, on a shelf… Our favorites include fashion, art, cooking, decoration and travel.
Our favorite coffee table books
“Take the time to Smile”
Smiley’s book in collaboration with the exclusive publisher Assouline Book brings together 5 decades of positive news, 50 years in which Smiley has opted for positivity, creativity and collaboration.
It invites the reader to travel through Smiley’s social, cultural, political and fashion milestones; showing how this international icon of optimism has been embraced by hundreds of artists and different movements.
And it is the perfect book to place on the coffee table and inspire more people to do good things and “take time to smile”, the goal of its founder Franklin Loufrani, when he first inserted this smiley in the France Soir newspaper in 1971.
Price: 60 euros.
Bazaar – The magic of vegetarian cuisine from Persia and the Middle East
A book of colorful vegetarian recipes from renowned chef Sabrina Ghayour. It reflects the abundance of the Orient, where the fragrance of spices and aromatic herbs mixes with the intense flavor of cereals and legumes, and fruits and vegetables provide freshness, delicacy and surprising textures.
Price: 24.90 euros.
It by Alexa Chung
Alexa Chung’s first book shares her inspirations, reflections, and her own very personal and eclectic style with influences ranging from the sultry beauty of Jane Birkin to the chic rocker of Mick. It is a totally unique collection of personal writings, drawings and photographs.
Price: 26.74 euros.
A compilation of the main works of this French artist. Pop-ups, flaps, windows and surprises in an interactive journey.
Price: 20.80 euros.
The Travel Series: IBIZA
This collection of travel books is our favorite and the one on Ibiza has been in our collection for a long time. wishlist. It’s full of photography, illustrations, and inspirational quotes that take you on a journey through the city, introducing you to culture, food, art, and fashion.
Price: 97.18 euros.
It belongs to a precious collection, “Visit our Museum”, a gallery for visitors of all ages that covers the plant life of the five continents. This one focuses on the plants of our planet and is a portable botanical garden.
Price: 25 euros.
The most beautiful book of all colors
A book that discovers that music, sports, food, animals or story characters are also related to colours.
Price: 19.90 euros.
Roadtrip – Globetrotter
A journey of more than 300 pages along roads that cross the most extraordinary landscapes on the planet, offer exceptional views and leave an indelible memory in the traveler. From west to east, from the United States to Australia.
Price: 30.35 euros.
Road Trips (Illustrated Globetrotter)
Natural Wonders (Illustrated Album)
Each page of this book features fantastic photography and beautiful illustrations, as well as facts and stories about different natural wonders of our planet.
Price: 21.95 euros.
Natural Wonders (Illustrated Album) (Hardcover)
A book of Japanese recipes that goes through the most luxurious restaurants in Tokyo and the establishments of oriental pasta, bars sushi and stalls yakitori. A culinary journey in the form of a recipe book with more than 80 Japanese dishes accompanied by historical data.
Price: 29.95 euros.
Constellations: Illustrated Guide to Astrology
Astros, zodiacal signs, rituals, tarot, mythologies… A fun and precious illustrated guide to astrology.
Price: 16.05 euros.
Constellations: Illustrated Guide to Astrology (Softcover)
My Recreational Universe by Brianda Fitz James Stuart
A series of portraits of beautiful birds that are in danger of extinction created by the artist, as a call to action in favor of environmental preservation.
Price: 5.95 euros.
Loewe Classics Set
A series of literary classics featuring archival photography by Steven Meisel that originally appeared in various editorials for Vogue magazine. Each book is printed in its original language. Don Quixote (Miguel De Cervantes), Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert), Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad), Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë), Dracula (Bram Stocker), The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde).
Price: 450 euros.
Gio Graphy by Giovanna Battaglia
A witty guide to living the glamorous life of a world style star, complete with amusing anecdotes, fashion advice and much more.
Price: 39.04 euros.
Gio_Graphy: Fun in the Wild World of Fashion
Frida Kahlo. Complete Pictorial Work
A selection of drawings, pages from her personal diary, letters and an extensive biography illustrated with photographs of Frida, Diego and the Casa Azul in XXL size.
Price: 142.50 euros.
Frida Kahlo. Complete Pictorial Work
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