Family area tables do not only need to be practical, they are able to 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 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 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 are more of an interior planning statement. A living room is not just a room where the TV is stored, and a table could be a great centerpiece for a room where the thought of living is something apart from watching TV.