In fact, you don't even have to work with a traditional table within your living room. If you have a passion for antiquing, you can pick-up a period steamer trunk or old suitcases and press them into service as part of your living room as tables. You can go instead having a reproduction trunk or set of suitcases if you prefer a period look with no often musty odor of period pieces. Many manufacturers sell these, both in traditional furniture stores and online. In spite of this, you can choose to put in 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 nowadays 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.