In fact, you don't even have to work with a traditional table within your living room. You can pick up a period of time steamer trunk or old suitcases and press them into service in your family room as tables should you have a passion for antiquing. You may go instead having a reproduction trunk or set of suitcases should you prefer a period look without the often musty aroma of period pieces. Many manufacturers sell these, both in traditional furniture stores and online. Nevertheless, you can choose to add a fresh new look to the 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 these days to find pieces that suit nearly any theme imaginable and a cohesive, overarching theme really can tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.