Family area tables do not only 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 room, then perhaps you want to purchase a more decorative table rather than a functional table. Decorative tables might be just as much fun as practical ones. They are utilized to display freshly cut flowers, figurines and pictures or everything 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 home design statement. A living room is not just a room the place that the TV is stored, and a table might be a great centerpiece for a room where the notion of living is something other than watching TV.