Living room area tables do not simply 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 buy a more decorative table rather than a functional table. Decorative tables can be just as much fun as practical ones. You can use them to display freshly cut figurines, pictures and flowers or whatever 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 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 any room where the concept of living is something apart from watching TV.