Nice to have, though when deciding on 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, sofas and chairs can be regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional, but not essential for a living room. Small living spaces can be furnished simply with seating and perhaps a small 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 rooms. Naturally your choice will be based upon your individual preferences, and if you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet will be of more interest than the usual cocktail cabinet or bookcase.