In fact, you don't even have to make use of a traditional table with your living room. If you love antiquing, you can grab a period steamer trunk or old suitcases and press them into service within your living room as tables. It is possible to go instead with a reproduction trunk or set of suitcases if you need a period look with no often musty smell of period pieces. Many manufacturers sell these, both in traditional furniture stores and online. In spite of this, you can choose to add a fresh new look to some stuffy looking family 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.