Living 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 family area, then perhaps you want to select a more decorative table rather than a functional table. Decorative tables could 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 where the TV is stored, and a table can be a great centerpiece for the room where the thought of living is something other than watching TV.