When choosing your family room furniture you will have some essential components yet others that are more decorative, such as display items that are not essential, but nice to have. Not essential for a living room, though for example, sofas and chairs can be regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional. Small living spaces can be furnished just with seating and perhaps a compact coffee table or two, while larger equivalents will contain more expansive choices of furniture. Here, we shall discuss the essentials, and make some comment of the decorative items that might be of use in smaller to medium size living spaces. If you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet can be of more interest over a cocktail cabinet or bookcase, naturally your option will depend upon your individual preferences, and.