We are always looking for little ways to upgrade and elevate our homes (we’re currently into macramé wall hangings, to give our bedroom a boho-feel, and white orchid accents that gives the room an elegant touch). No matter the home, people are drawn to communal spaces: living rooms especially. Well-placed, visually-appealing coffee table books can make for an aesthetically-pleasing addition, while also acting as a conversation piece for you and your guests. Check out some of YRH’s all-time favorite coffee table books—not only to impress those in your home, but to tie the room together in a simple way.
The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Eye-catching with the bright pink hotel on its cover, The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel coffee table book is bound to intrigue anyone wandering past. This book takes readers on a behind-the-scenes look on Oscar winning film The Grand Budapest Hotel. Excitingly, it features interviews and anecdotes on the film while providing stand-out, electric visuals that will have you flipping the pages.
Ghana: A Portrait
This beautiful coffee table book is a stunning, culturally informative piece. With over 250 pages, Ghana: A Portrait captures well-researched photos of Ghana and the people who live there. This book captures insight on what life is like in Ghana; warmth simply radiates from the images inside. This also makes a great gift for travelers.
Audrey in Rome
Audrey Hepburn was the epitome of beauty, grace, and early humanitarianism. While living in Rome for 20 years, she was a fashion icon—flaunting her effortless European style, like simple little black dresses and classic ballet flats. Audrey in Rome has over 200 candid photos of her, providing insight to her everyday life away from her superstar film roles. Flip through the pages, gain elegant fashion inspo, and feel transported to life in 60s-era Rome.
Australian-born photographer Peter Lik is known for his landscape shots from all around the world. His work often captures ethereal waterfalls, mountain peaks, and desert canyons. His photography will have you scrambling to book your next trip to see these views for yourself. His Australia book captures the remarkable landscapes of Australia, such as quiet deserts to lush rainforests. Each page is filled with works of art that you’re gonna want to hang up in your own home. But the coffee table book will do for now!
Coffee table books add sophistication and flair to any living room. If you can’t decide on fashion or travel, buy different varieties to stack on top of each other to add texture to your coffee table, and flip through whenever you’re needing a little extra inspiration.