In fact, you don't even have to employ a traditional table as part of 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 inside your living room as tables. Should you prefer a period look with no often musty odor of period pieces, it is possible to go instead using 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 include a fresh new look to some stuffy looking family area 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 suit nearly any theme imaginable and a cohesive, overarching theme will surely tie a room together while making it look fresh and welcoming.