When choosing your living area furniture you will have some essential components and others that are more decorative, such as display items that are not essential, but nice to have. 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 spaces can be furnished just with seating and perhaps a compact 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 will depend upon your individual preferences, and if you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet can be of more interest over a cocktail cabinet or bookcase.