Sofas and chairs are definitely the stock components of a living room. Sofas in particular come in many different varieties, ranging from double to four-seaters with no particular functionality to sofas with reclining features, slides and even sofa beds that are useful for unexpected overnight guests. If you elect to include them, each of these varieties of functionality involves an added cost, so you should select wisely. For example, there is very little need for a sleeper if you have a few extra bedrooms for guests, and why obtain a recliner if you never use it. Not all people like a footrest or even to recline back when sitting, so the sort of living room furniture you choose to purchase should be determined first by your own specific needs.