In fact, you don't even have to use a traditional table with your living room. If you love antiquing, you can pick up a period steamer trunk or old suitcases and press them into service inside your living room as tables. You can go instead with a reproduction trunk or set of suitcases if you want a period look without having the often musty aroma 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 to a 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 which fit nearly any theme imaginable and a cohesive, overarching theme will surely tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.