In fact, you don't even have to utilize a traditional table within 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 inside your living room as tables. If you want a period look minus the often musty odor of period pieces, you are able to go instead with a reproduction trunk or set of suitcases. Many manufacturers sell these, both in traditional furniture stores and online. Having said that, 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 lately to find pieces which fit nearly any theme imaginable and a cohesive, overarching theme can really tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.