In fact, you don't even have to utilize a traditional table with your living room. If you love antiquing, you can get a period steamer trunk or old suitcases and press them into service as part of your living room as tables. If you want a period look without having the often musty smell of period pieces, you may go instead by using a reproduction trunk or set of suitcases. Many manufacturers sell these, both in traditional furniture stores and online. In spite of this, you can choose to put in a fresh new look to some stuffy looking living area by going with a theme, such as the African savannah, jungle, animal prints, travel, nautical - the list is endless. It's easy currently to find pieces that suit nearly any theme imaginable and a cohesive, overarching theme really can tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.