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As any home design expert or interior decorator will (probably) tell you, one of the best ways to give your living space some serious character is to incorporate a quality coffee table book or two (or three or four) into it. Books help to immerse us in different worlds and spaces — sometimes taking on the form of literal destination guides for travel, and other times simply providing visual inspiration in the worlds of art, pop culture, design, and even food. Coffee table books, in particular, can prove to be a worthwhile investment in a wide variety of ways. Besides elevating your home with a more adult flair, this decor accent can also help to show off your personality to guests and put your interests on display in a whole new way.
From luxury coffee table books that depict the work of fashion icons like Tom Ford to interior design coffee table books that provide decorating inspiration aplenty from beloved creatives like Joanna Gaines, and even photography coffee table books that showcase the most defining images of the century, these books celebrate just about every interest or creative space imaginable — and deserve a permanent spot in your home, as such. Whether you're looking for new ways to elevate your living room this season, or you're in search of a great housewarming gift to give a loved one, we've rounded up the best coffee table books for decorating that are sure to delight any design enthusiast. Give your coffee table some more character and browse our selects ahead!