Living area tables do not just need to be practical, they will 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 purchase 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, figurines 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 also more of an interior planning statement. A living room is not just a room the location where the TV is stored, and a table can be quite a great centerpiece for the room where the idea of living is something besides watching TV.