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