In fact, you don't even have to use a traditional table with your living room. If you love antiquing, you can grab a period steamer trunk or old suitcases and press them into service in your living room as tables. You are able to go instead by using a reproduction trunk or set of suitcases if you want a period look devoid of the often musty scent of period pieces. Many manufacturers sell these, both in traditional furniture stores and online. Nevertheless, you can choose to include a fresh new look to a stuffy looking family 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 that suit nearly any theme imaginable and a cohesive, overarching theme can definitely tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.