When choosing your living room furniture you will have some essential components while others that are more decorative, such as display items that are not essential, but nice to have. For example, chairs and sofas is often regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional, but not required for a living room. Small living rooms can be furnished only with seating and perhaps a tiny 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 rooms. Naturally your choice will depend upon your individual preferences, and if you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet might be of more interest compared to a cocktail cabinet or bookcase.