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 area, then perhaps you want to buy 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, figurines and pictures or anything 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 TV is stored, and a table may be a great centerpiece for any room where the very idea of living is something other than watching TV.