In fact, you don't even have to work with a traditional table inside your living room. You can pick up a period of time steamer trunk or old suitcases and press them into service in your family area as tables in case you have a passion for antiquing. If you prefer a period look minus the often musty scent 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. Nevertheless, you can choose to put in 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 lately to find pieces that fit nearly any theme imaginable and a cohesive, overarching theme really can tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.