When choosing your family room furniture you will have some essential components yet others that are more decorative, such as display items that are not essential, but nice to have. For example, sofas and chairs may be regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional, but not required for a living room. Small living rooms can be furnished simply with seating and perhaps a smaller 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 could be of more interest when compared to a cocktail cabinet or bookcase.