When choosing your family area furniture you will have some essential components yet others that are more decorative, such as display items that are not essential, but nice to have. For example, chairs and sofas is often regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional, but not required for a living room. Small living rooms can be furnished just with seating and perhaps a compact 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 spaces. If you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet could be of more interest over a cocktail cabinet or bookcase, naturally your decision will depend upon your own preferences, and.