Living room area tables do not only need to be practical, they will 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 family room, then perhaps you want to purchase 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 pictures, flowers and figurines 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 home design statement. A living room is not just a room where the TV is stored, and a table could be a great centerpiece for a room where the notion of living is something apart from watching TV.