Nice to have, though in choosing your living room furniture you will have some essential components and others that are more decorative, including display items that are not essential. Not essential for a living room, though for chairs, example and sofas can be regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional. Small living rooms can be furnished just with seating and perhaps a smaller 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 useful in smaller to medium size living spaces. Naturally your choice depends upon your individual preferences, and if you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet can be of more interest when compared to a cocktail cabinet or bookcase.