Living room tables are a good way to go if you're looking for a great furniture piece for the family area. They are really usually very sleek, and don't occupy a substantial amount of room, and are available in a vast array of designs and styles. There are a lot of great urban styles that are sure to blend with your home if your home is on the modern side. If you choose the classic antique look, there are great rustic, traditional, or shabby chic styles that appear to be great in any home. If you know where to look, especially if you look online, you could find discount buffet tables. The great thing about these tables is that they typically don't take up much floor space, and yet offer great counter or serving space while entertaining guests.