Nice to have, though when choosing your living room furniture you will have some essential components and others that happen to be more decorative, such as display items that are not essential. For sofas, chairs and example is often 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 little 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. Naturally your choice depends upon your individual preferences, and if you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet can be of more interest when compared to a cocktail cabinet or bookcase.