Family area tables do not just need to be practical, they are able to 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 area, then perhaps you want to invest in 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 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 decorating statement. A living room is not just a room the location where the TV is stored, and a table may be a great centerpiece for a room where the very idea of living is something aside from watching TV.