Nice to have, though when picking your living room furniture you will have some essential components and others that are more decorative, including display items that are not essential. For example, chairs and sofas can be regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional, but not needed for a living room. Small living rooms can be furnished simply with seating and perhaps a tiny 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 rooms. If you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet would be of more interest than a cocktail cabinet or bookcase, naturally your option will depend upon your individual preferences, and.