Nice to have, though in choosing your living room furniture you will have some essential others and components which can be more decorative, like display items that are not essential. Not essential for a living room, though for sofas, chairs and example is often regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional. Small living spaces can be furnished simply 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 rooms. Naturally your choice will depend upon your individual preferences, and if you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet can be of more interest over a cocktail cabinet or bookcase.