In fact, you don't even have to utilize a traditional table with your living room. If you have a passion for antiquing, you can pick up a period steamer trunk or old suitcases and press them into service within your living room as tables. Should you prefer a period look without the often musty smell of period pieces, you could go instead using a reproduction trunk or set of suitcases. Many manufacturers sell these, both in traditional furniture stores and online. With that being said, you can choose to give a fresh new look into a stuffy looking living room 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 which fit nearly any theme imaginable and a cohesive, overarching theme can definitely tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.