When choosing your living room 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, example and sofas may be regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional, but not necessary for a living room. Small living rooms can be furnished simply with seating and perhaps a compact 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 the usual cocktail cabinet or bookcase.