Family area tables do not simply 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 room, then perhaps you want to buy a more decorative table rather than a functional table. Decorative tables can be just as much fun as practical ones. They are utilized to display freshly cut pictures, flowers and figurines or whatever that is important to you. Some living rooms are homey and lived in, where others are hardly used at all and therefore are more of an decor statement. A living room is not just a room in which the TV is stored, and a table might be a great centerpiece for your room where the very idea of living is something apart from watching TV.