Family area tables do not only need to be practical, they may 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 buy a more decorative table rather than a functional table. Decorative tables might be just as much fun as practical ones. You can use them to display freshly cut pictures, flowers and figurines or everything 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 interior design statement. A living room is not just a room the place that the TV is stored, and a table could be a great centerpiece for any room where the very idea of living is something besides watching TV.