In fact, you don't even have to make use of a traditional table with your living room. If you have a passion for antiquing, you can pick-up 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 minus the often musty aroma of period pieces, you are able to go instead by using 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 in a fresh new look to your 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 can actually tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.