Living room area tables do not just need to be practical, they can 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 invest in a more decorative table rather than a functional table. Decorative tables might be just as much fun as practical ones. They are utilized to display freshly cut flowers, pictures and figurines or something that is important to you. Some living rooms are homey and lived in, where others are hardly used at all and are more of an interior planning statement. A living room is not just a room where the TV is stored, and a table may be a great centerpiece for any room where the very idea of living is something apart from watching TV.