Family area tables do not simply 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 living room area, then perhaps you want to invest in a more decorative table rather than a functional table. Decorative tables might be just as much fun as practical ones. You can use them to display freshly cut flowers, pictures 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 they are more of an interior design statement. A living room is not just a room in which the TV is stored, and a table might be a great centerpiece for any room where the notion of living is something other than watching TV.