When choosing your family room furniture you will have some essential components as well as others that are more decorative, such as display items that are not essential, but nice to have. For example, sofas and chairs might be regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional, but not necessary for a living room. Small living spaces can be furnished simply 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 usage 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 would be of more interest over a cocktail cabinet or bookcase.