Nice to have, though when deciding on your living room furniture you will have some essential components and others which can be more decorative, for example display items that are not essential. For example, sofas and chairs can be regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional, but not important for a living room. Small living spaces can be furnished just with seating and perhaps a tiny coffee table or two, while larger equivalents will contain more expansive selections 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 might be of more interest than the usual cocktail cabinet or bookcase, naturally your choice will depend upon your personal preferences, and.