Sofas and chairs are definitely the stock components of a living room. Sofas especially come in many different varieties, ranging from double to four-seaters with no particular functionality to sofas with reclining features, slides and even sofa beds that are useful for unexpected overnight guests. If you elect to include them, each of these forms of functionality involves an extra cost, so you should choose wisely. If you have a couple of extra bedrooms for guests, and why purchase a recliner in case you never use it, by way of example, there is little need for a sleeper. Not all people like a footrest or even to recline back when sitting, so the particular living room furniture you opt to purchase should be determined first by your own specific needs.