Nice to have, though when choosing your living room furniture you will have some essential components and others which might be more decorative, for example display items that are not essential. Not essential for a living room, though for chairs, sofas and example could be regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional. 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 rooms. If you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet would be of more interest than the usual cocktail cabinet or bookcase, naturally your choice will depend upon your individual preferences, and.