In fact, you don't even have to utilize a traditional table in your living room. If you have a passion for antiquing, you can get a period steamer trunk or old suitcases and press them into service within your living room as tables. You are able to go instead having a reproduction trunk or set of suitcases if you need a period look without the often musty smell of period pieces. Many manufacturers sell these, both in traditional furniture stores and online. Nevertheless, you can choose to put a fresh new look to your stuffy looking living area 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.