Living room area tables do not only 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 living room area, then perhaps you want to purchase 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 flowers, figurines and pictures or whatever 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 interior decorating statement. A living room is not just a room the place that the TV is stored, and a table may be a great centerpiece for any room where the very idea of living is something besides watching TV.