In fact, you don't even have to make use of a traditional table with your living room. You can pick up a period steamer trunk or old suitcases and press them into service in your living room as tables when you have a passion for antiquing. You may go instead which has a reproduction trunk or set of suitcases if you need a period look without having the often musty odor 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 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 lately to find pieces that suit nearly any theme imaginable and a cohesive, overarching theme really can tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.