In fact, you don't even have to use a traditional table in your living room. If you have a passion for antiquing, you can get a period steamer trunk or old suitcases and press them into service as part of your living room as tables. You may go instead which has a reproduction trunk or set of suitcases if you want a period look with no often musty aroma of period pieces. Many manufacturers sell these, both in traditional furniture stores and online. Having said that, you can choose to include a fresh new look to a stuffy looking family room by going with a theme, such as the African savannah, jungle, animal prints, travel, nautical - the list is endless. It's easy lately 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.