Nice to have, though when choosing your living room furniture you will have some essential components and others that are more decorative, like display items that are not essential. For sofas, example and chairs might be regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional, but not important for a living room. Small living spaces can be furnished only 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 will be based upon your individual preferences, and if you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet will be of more interest over a cocktail cabinet or bookcase.