Nice to have, though when picking your living room furniture you will have some essential others and components which are more decorative, like display items that are not essential. For example, sofas and chairs may be regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional, but not required for a living room. Small living spaces can be furnished only 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 useful in smaller to medium size living rooms. If you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet can be of more interest than a cocktail cabinet or bookcase, naturally your option will depend upon your own preferences, and.