In fact, you don't even have to make use of a traditional table as part of your living room. If you love antiquing, you can grab a period steamer trunk or old suitcases and press them into service as part of your living room as tables. If you need 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 give a fresh new look to some 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 which fit nearly any theme imaginable and a cohesive, overarching theme can really tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.