In fact, you don't even have to utilize a traditional table inside your living room. If you love antiquing, you can pick-up a period steamer trunk or old suitcases and press them into service within your living room as tables. You could go instead using a reproduction trunk or set of suitcases should you prefer a period look without having the often musty scent of period pieces. Many manufacturers sell these, both in traditional furniture stores and online. With that being said, you can choose to put in a fresh new look to your stuffy looking living 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 suit nearly any theme imaginable and a cohesive, overarching theme can really tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.