Family area tables do not just 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 invest in a more decorative table rather than a functional table. Decorative tables could be just as much fun as practical ones. You can use them to display freshly cut pictures, flowers and figurines 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 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 to get a room where the concept of living is something in addition to watching TV.