Best coffee table books – for inspiration, fashion, art, design and eco-friendly living

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GET SET to impress with the best coffee table books to add wow factor to your home.

We’re not talking dog-eared novels you’ve read and re-read, nor do we mean your favourite cookbooks with food splatters to mark the pages.

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Nope, these books are things of beauty, with stylish front covers you’ll be proud to show off.

We haven’t just gone for one theme either – whether your passion lies with fashion or interiors, travel or photography, we’ve found a mix of subjects to float your boat. Interesting and visually appealing, select the right one and you’ll go back to it time and time again.

From wordy topics to more photo-heavy books, step-by-step guides and carefully curated collections, coffee table books are just begging to be read.

But these gorgeous numbers aren’t just great reading material – show them off on your table, sideboard or shelves and they’ll make just as much impact as that fancy cushion or sculpted vase.

Pile up a few of your favourites or display one statement book of your fancy and make your choice carefully – that all-important cover is what will invite guests to dip in and flick through.

Read on for our coolest and most drool-worthy picks to grace your coffee table and shelves with.

1. Interior Inspiration

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  • My Bedroom Is An Office & Other Interior Design Dilemmas by Joanna Thornhill, £10.55 from Amazon – buy here

Just moved into a new home and no idea where to start? Undecided whether to go open plan?

Or maybe you’re looking for some inventive storage solutions? Whatever your dilemma, Joanna Thornhill has the answer, helping you to create a space you’ll be proud to call home.

Beautiful photography makes it a clear contender for the coffee table and you’ll be tempted to dip into this book time and time again.

2. Fashion Fix

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  • Yves Saint Laurent, Thames & Hudson, £29.95 from Amazon – buy here

Calling all fashionistas, photographer Roxanne Lowit displays her personal history with Saint Laurent.

It looks at the man and the fashion, through beautiful photographs for you to feast your eyes on in this glorious book.

If you love fashion and want to get a feel for the man behind the brand, then you’ll be riveted to her pictures capturing unseen moments and behind-the-scenes dazzle.

3. A Work of Art

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  • Blooms, Phaidon Press Ltd, £21.81 from Amazon – buy here

You don’t have to be into floristry to appreciate this book, just as you might admire an impressive painting or sculpture, you’ll be wowed by these impressive floral creations.

This stunningly curated hardback book is full of contemporary floral designs that will have you flipping the pages in amazement.

Truly impressive.

4. Travel & Inspire

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  • Travel Writer’s Field Guide by Phoebe Smith & Daniel Neilson, The Wilderness Conspiracy Ltd, £15.99 from Amazon – buy here

How many times have you found yourself wishing you could make money from travel?

Well, with this book, you might get some tips. An inspirational reference book, you’ll find advice about every element of travel writing, from blogging and structuring stories, to pitching to editors.

Filled with cool quotes and illustrations, we guarantee this is one you’ll be flipping through time and time again.

5. Natural Style

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  • Natural Living Style by Selina Lake, Ryland Peters & Small, £11.37 from Amazon – buy here

Always wanted a more organic and sustainable home that’s filled with beautiful pieces?

Then let Selina Lake show you how. Eco-friendly tips and inspirational advice fill the pages.

There’s also luscious photography that leaves you not only wanting to replicate Selina’s style, but also promising yourself to achieve a greener life.

6. All a Bloom

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  • Living with Flowers by Rowan Blossom, Laurence King Publishing, £13.99 from Amazon – buy here

From floral chandeliers to table garlands and flower crowns, this hardback book is a must for any budding florist wanting to get creative. More than 25 projects make the cut, with easy step-by-step instructions and all the basics for those just starting out.

Author Rowan gives tips throughout and her bohemian, natural style makes for pretty pictures that are a joy to view.


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