In fact, you don't even have to make use of a traditional table in your living room. If you love antiquing, you can pickup a period steamer trunk or old suitcases and press them into service inside your living room as tables. You are able to go instead having a reproduction trunk or set of suitcases if you desire a period look with no often musty smell of period pieces. Many manufacturers sell these, both in traditional furniture stores and online. With that being said, you can choose to put in a fresh new look to the 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 lately to find pieces which fit nearly any theme imaginable and a cohesive, overarching theme can actually tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.