When choosing your family area furniture you will have some essential components as well as others that are more decorative, such as display items that are not essential, but nice to have. For chairs, sofas and example is often regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional, but not necessary for a living room. Small living spaces can be furnished just 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 rooms. Naturally your choice depends upon your individual preferences, and if you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet might be of more interest than a cocktail cabinet or bookcase.