Family area tables do not simply 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 living area, then perhaps you want to buy a more decorative table rather than a functional table. Decorative tables may be just as much fun as practical ones. You can use them to display freshly cut flowers, figurines and pictures or something that is important to you. Some living rooms are homey and lived in, where others are hardly used at all and are also more of an home design statement. A living room is not just a room in which the TV is stored, and a table may be a great centerpiece for the room where the idea of living is something aside from watching TV.