The dining room is a space in where regularly we are sitting together with our family members and friends. To make the meal even more delicious and more comfortable while socializing, you should decorate the dining room in a way that meets all aesthetic and functional requirements. Not just for eating, you could be preparing food and supplies, entertaining guests, writing stuff or simply doing an activity that requires a larger surface, that is what the dining table is for, besides eating.
You don’t really have to go to the furniture store and buy an overpriced dining table just because you need one. You can always make one by yourself for a very low price or even for free.