Whether your coffee table is an elaborate, custom-built statement piece, an affordably minimalist Scandinavian square or something in between, every coffee table needs a book or two. Coffee table books serve more purpose than you might think—apart from providing some great reading and eye candy. The kind of coffee table books you have in your home convey volumes about your personality and interests. They’re a way to make people feel more comfortable in your home during a party or small get-together and to let your guests know you are approachable.
In fact, coffee table books function as great conversation starters. Even if your guests are family members or friends you’ve known your entire life, a coffee table book can help spark a dialogue on a subject you’re passionate about. This is especially true for extended family or friends you only see sporadically. Having a bold and colorful book about your favorite music group, hobby or historical event will help them gain some insight to your interests.
For example, a large, colorful collection of books about weather photography or exotic foods can reveal your love of nature or your desire to travel. A small stack of coffee table books about the Civil War or a particular president speaks to your love for the United States, history and facts. Getting to know people and reconnecting with family is as easy as letting your coffee table book speak for you.
Here are our favorite coffee table books here at SampleHouse:
Dallas: Then and Now by Ken Fitzgerald – Make your Texas pride loud and clear with this visual history book about Texas’ best city.
The New York Dogs by Rachael Hale McKenna – Show off your quirky side and discover The Big Apple through a dog’s eyes in this beautiful photographic journey.
The Homesick Texan Cookbook by Lisa Fain – This delectable cookbook by popular food blogger Lisa Fain is a gift sure to delight any Texas ex-pat, or to simply give your coffee table book collection a bit of Texas flavor.
Come into SampleHouse and let us help grow your coffee table book collection!