In fact, you don't even have to make use of a traditional table inside your living room. If you love antiquing, you can get a period steamer trunk or old suitcases and press them into service with your living room as tables. It is possible to go instead by using a reproduction trunk or set of suitcases if you desire a period look minus the often musty aroma of period pieces. Many manufacturers sell these, both in traditional furniture stores and online. Nevertheless, you can choose to give 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 today to find pieces that fit nearly any theme imaginable and a cohesive, overarching theme can definitely tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.