In fact, you don't even have to use a traditional table inside your living room. If you love antiquing, you can grab a period steamer trunk or old suitcases and press them into service with your living room as tables. You can go instead using a reproduction trunk or set of suitcases if you prefer a period look with no often musty odor of period pieces. Many manufacturers sell these, both in traditional furniture stores and online. With that being said, you can choose to include a fresh new look to your 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 lately to find pieces that suit nearly any theme imaginable and a cohesive, overarching theme will surely tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.