In fact, you don't even have to use a traditional table within your living room. If you love antiquing, you can pick up a period steamer trunk or old suitcases and press them into service within your living room as tables. You can go instead which has a reproduction trunk or set of suitcases if you desire a period look minus the often musty scent of period pieces. Many manufacturers sell these, both in traditional furniture stores and online. In spite of this, you can choose to add a fresh new look into a 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 currently 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.