In fact, you don't even have to use a traditional table with your living room. You can pick up a period of time steamer trunk or old suitcases and press them into service in your living room area as tables should you have a passion for antiquing. You are able to go instead which has a reproduction trunk or set of suitcases if you need a period look minus the often musty smell of period pieces. Many manufacturers sell these, both in traditional furniture stores and online. In spite of this, you can choose to include a fresh new look into a stuffy looking living room area by going with a theme, such as the African savannah, jungle, animal prints, travel, nautical - the list is endless. It's easy currently to find pieces that are great for nearly any theme imaginable and a cohesive, overarching theme can really tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.