When choosing your family room furniture you will have some essential others and components that are more decorative, such as display items that are not essential, but nice to have. Not essential for a living room, though for example, chairs and sofas can be regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional. Small living rooms can be furnished only with seating and perhaps a little 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. Naturally your choice will depend upon your individual preferences, and if you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet could be of more interest than a cocktail cabinet or bookcase.