Nice to have, though when choosing your living room furniture you will have some essential components and others that are more decorative, for example display items that are not essential. For chairs, example and sofas can be regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional, but not important 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 usage in smaller to medium size living rooms. If you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet would be of more interest than a cocktail cabinet or bookcase, naturally your option will depend upon your individual preferences, and.