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