In fact, you don't even have to use a traditional table with your living room. You can pick up a period steamer trunk or old suitcases and press them into service in your family room as tables when you have a passion for antiquing. You can go instead by using a reproduction trunk or set of suitcases should you prefer a period look minus the often musty odor of period pieces. Many manufacturers sell these, both in traditional furniture stores and online. That said, you can choose to put in a fresh new look to the stuffy looking living room area 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 fit nearly any theme imaginable and a cohesive, overarching theme will surely tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.