Nice to have, though in choosing your living room furniture you will have some essential components and others which can be more decorative, including display items which are not essential. Not essential for a living room, though for chairs, example and sofas might be regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional. Small living rooms can be furnished only with seating and perhaps a little 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 of use 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 might be of more interest over a cocktail cabinet or bookcase.