Living area tables do not should just 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 family room, then perhaps you want to buy 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 figurines, pictures and flowers or whatever 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 in which the TV is stored, and a table can be quite a great centerpiece for any room where the concept of living is something in addition to watching TV.