When choosing your living room furniture you will have some essential components yet 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 sofas, example and chairs might be regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional. Small living spaces can be furnished only 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 spaces. Naturally your choice will be based upon your individual preferences, and if you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet can be of more interest than the usual cocktail cabinet or bookcase.