Nice to have, though in choosing your living room furniture you will have some essential components and others that happen to be more decorative, including display items that are not essential. For chairs, sofas and example 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 small 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 spaces. If you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet might be of more interest over a cocktail cabinet or bookcase, naturally your decision will depend upon your individual preferences, and.