Nice to have, though in choosing your living room furniture you will have some essential others and components that happen to be more decorative, for example display items which are not essential. Not essential for a living room, though for example, sofas and chairs might be regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional. Small living rooms can be furnished only with seating and perhaps a compact 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 rooms. Naturally your choice will be based upon your individual preferences, and if you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet could be of more interest than the usual cocktail cabinet or bookcase.