Family area tables do not simply need to be practical, they could also add to your décor. If you do not have a family or have a small family and do not spend much time in the living room area, then perhaps you want to buy a more decorative table rather than a functional table. Decorative tables could be just as much fun as practical ones. They are utilized to display freshly cut flowers, figurines and pictures or whatever that is important to you. Some living rooms are homey and lived in, where others are hardly used at all and so are more of an interior design statement. A living room is not just a room the location where the TV is stored, and a table might be a great centerpiece for your room where the thought of living is something aside from watching TV.