In fact, you don't even have to use a traditional table as part of 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. Should you prefer a period look without having the often musty aroma of period pieces, it is possible to go instead with a reproduction trunk or set of suitcases. Many manufacturers sell these, both in traditional furniture stores and online. Nevertheless, you can choose to put in a fresh new look to your stuffy looking living 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 which fit nearly any theme imaginable and a cohesive, overarching theme really can tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.