In fact, you don't even have to utilize a traditional table in your living room. If you have a passion for antiquing, you can pick up a period steamer trunk or old suitcases and press them into service within your living room as tables. Should you prefer a period look with no often musty aroma of period pieces, you may go instead with a reproduction trunk or set of suitcases. 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 living area by going with a theme, such as the African savannah, jungle, animal prints, travel, nautical - the list is endless. It's easy today to find pieces that suit nearly any theme imaginable and a cohesive, overarching theme can definitely tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.