In fact, you don't even have to utilize a traditional table with your living room. If you have a passion for antiquing, you can pickup a period steamer trunk or old suitcases and press them into service as part of your living room as tables. Should you prefer a period look without having the often musty smell of period pieces, it is possible to 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 put a fresh new look into 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 these days to find pieces that suit nearly any theme imaginable and a cohesive, overarching theme can really tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.