I have always been a fan of coffee table books + decor. Growing up, my coffee table was full of National Geographic books and Smithsonian magazine. That was pretty cool and all, but I'm into clothes and jokes... not so much history or plants. Sigh, I know, I'm ridiculous. Since becoming an "adult" [term used loosely, there], I've thoroughly enjoyed diving into the world of decorating. What I love most about decorating the coffee table is that it can be arranged and rearranged as many times as you'd like. It is ever changing, much like my tastes and OCD habits. This is what is nesting on my coffee table these days.... all of my favorites.
While it is a nice showcasing of my style, it also is helpful if I have friends over. I'm often running inexplicably late and it is nice for them to have something to look at while I am doing who knows what. Are you a fan of using your coffee table for decor, or is yours strictly functional?