In fact, you don't even have to use 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 living room area as tables in case you have a passion for antiquing. If you prefer a period look minus the often musty scent of period pieces, it is possible to go instead by using a reproduction trunk or set of suitcases. Many manufacturers sell these, both in traditional furniture stores and online. Nevertheless, you can choose to add a fresh new look to the 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 lately to find pieces which fit nearly any theme imaginable and a cohesive, overarching theme can actually tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.