In fact, you don't even have to make use of a traditional table inside your living room. If you have a passion for antiquing, you can grab a period steamer trunk or old suitcases and press them into service with your living room as tables. If you desire a period look without the often musty scent of period pieces, you could go instead with a reproduction trunk or set of suitcases. Many manufacturers sell these, both in traditional furniture stores and online. That said, you can choose to put in a fresh new look to your stuffy looking family area 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 can definitely tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.