Living area tables do not just 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 living area, then perhaps you want to invest in a more decorative table rather than a functional table. Decorative tables may be just as much fun as practical ones. You can use them to display freshly cut pictures, figurines and flowers or something 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 decorating statement. A living room is not just a room in which the TV is stored, and a table might be a great centerpiece to get a room where the thought of living is something apart from watching TV.