In fact, you don't even have to make use of a traditional table in your living room. If you love antiquing, you can pick-up a period steamer trunk or old suitcases and press them into service in your living room as tables. If you prefer a period look devoid of the often musty scent of period pieces, you may go instead which has a reproduction trunk or set of suitcases. Many manufacturers sell these, both in traditional furniture stores and online. In spite of this, you can choose to put a fresh new look to some 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 nowadays to find pieces that fit nearly any theme imaginable and a cohesive, overarching theme will surely tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.