Coffee table books aren’t just for home décor; they also represent your personality and make great ice breaker topics. We’ve stated before that the range hood can become the focal point of the kitchen; remember that the coffee table can become the focal point of your living room.
Coffee table subjects range wide and far. Below are some coffee table books for you to look at while deciding what to place on your own coffee table:
Art: Art books work well on coffee tables because they aren’t too wordy. Remember, reading a coffee table book should be relaxing; they’re easy to flip through and it’s not like reading a textbook on a subject.
–The Art Book
–The Art of Looking Sideways
–The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover
Famous People: Learn tidbits you may never have known about the lives and works of some of the biggest names in the world, including your favorite artists, celebrities and film directors.
–Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look at making More Magic Real
–Andy Warhol: 365 Takes
–The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss
Fact: Madonna’s coffee table book Sex is the #1 best-selling coffee table book and it’s out of print.
Funny: Have some laughs while you’re lazing around your living room or when you and guests need some entertainment.
–The Complete Calvin & Hobbes
–The Complete Far Side
–Under Water Dogs
Photography: Due to their size, coffee table books are the perfect medium for depicting world-class photography.
–Portraits by Steve McCurry
–Life: 70 Years of Extraordinary Photography
–The Americans, Photographs by Robert Frank
Interior Design: These are books that look good on your coffee table and give you advice on making your home look good!
–A Perfectly Kept House is a Sign of a Misspent Life by Mary Randolph Carter
–Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture
–Coffee Table Coffee Table Book by Alexander Payne (A coffee table book about coffee tables, including the history of coffee book table styles. Wonder if he got the idea from Cosmo Kramer.)
Which coffee table books are sitting on your table right now?
50 Sublime Coffee Table Books for the True Sophisticate | Flavor Wire