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 when you have a passion for antiquing. It is possible to go instead using a reproduction trunk or set of suitcases if you need a period look with no often musty scent of period pieces. Many manufacturers sell these, both in traditional furniture stores and online. That said, you can choose to include 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 these days to find pieces which fit nearly any theme imaginable and a cohesive, overarching theme can definitely tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.