In fact, you don't even have to utilize a traditional table within your living room. If you love 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. If you want a period look minus the often musty odor of period pieces, you can go instead which has 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 put a fresh new look to your stuffy looking family 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 which fit nearly any theme imaginable and a cohesive, overarching theme will surely tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.