In fact, you don't even have to utilize a traditional table with your living room. If you love antiquing, you can grab a period steamer trunk or old suitcases and press them into service in your living room as tables. You may go instead using a reproduction trunk or set of suitcases if you need a period look with no often musty aroma of period pieces. Many manufacturers sell these, both in traditional furniture stores and online. With that being said, you can choose to add a fresh new look to a stuffy looking family room by going with a theme, such as the African savannah, jungle, animal prints, travel, nautical - the list is endless. It's easy these days to find pieces that are great for nearly any theme imaginable and a cohesive, overarching theme can really tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.