In fact, you don't even have to work with a traditional table in your living room. If you have a passion for antiquing, you can pick-up a period steamer trunk or old suitcases and press them into service with 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 odor of period pieces. Many manufacturers sell these, both in traditional furniture stores and online. In spite of this, you can choose to put in a fresh new look to some 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 these days to find pieces that are great for nearly any theme imaginable and a cohesive, overarching theme will surely tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.