In fact, you don't even have to employ a traditional table within your living room. You can pick up a period steamer trunk or old suitcases and press them into service in your family room as tables should you have a passion for antiquing. It is possible to go instead which has a reproduction trunk or set of suitcases if you desire a period look devoid of the often musty aroma of period pieces. Many manufacturers sell these, both in traditional furniture stores and online. Having said that, you can choose to give a fresh new look into a 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 these days to find pieces that are great for nearly any theme imaginable and a cohesive, overarching theme will surely tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.