In fact, you don't even have to utilize a traditional table with your living room. If you have a passion for antiquing, you can get a period steamer trunk or old suitcases and press them into service within your living room as tables. It is possible to go instead by using a reproduction trunk or set of suitcases if you need a period look without the often musty aroma of period pieces. Many manufacturers sell these, both in traditional furniture stores and online. That said, you can choose to put a fresh new look to the 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 today to find pieces that suit nearly any theme imaginable and a cohesive, overarching theme can definitely tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.