In fact, you don't even have to utilize a traditional table within your living room. If you love 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 could go instead having a reproduction trunk or set of suitcases should you prefer a period look without having the often musty aroma of period pieces. Many manufacturers sell these, both in traditional furniture stores and online. With that being said, you can choose to give a fresh new look to some 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 nowadays to find pieces that are great for nearly any theme imaginable and a cohesive, overarching theme can really tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.