In fact, you don't even have to make use of a traditional table as part of your living room. You can pick up a period of time steamer trunk or old suitcases and press them into service in your family room as tables if you have a passion for antiquing. Should you prefer a period look with no often musty scent of period pieces, you are able to go instead using a reproduction trunk or set of suitcases. Many manufacturers sell these, both in traditional furniture stores and online. In spite of this, you can choose to give 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 are great for nearly any theme imaginable and a cohesive, overarching theme can definitely tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.