Nice to have, though when picking your living room furniture you will have some essential others and components which might be more decorative, such as display items that are not essential. For example, chairs and sofas may 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 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 useful in smaller to medium size living rooms. If you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet would be of more interest over a cocktail cabinet or bookcase, naturally your selection will depend upon your personal preferences, and.