When choosing your family room furniture you will have some essential others and components that are more decorative, such as display items that are not essential, but nice to have. For chairs, example and sofas 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 tiny 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 useful 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 a cocktail cabinet or bookcase.