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 which are not essential. For chairs, example and sofas could 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 just with seating and perhaps a smaller 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 spaces. Naturally your choice will depend upon your individual preferences, and if you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet would be of more interest than the usual cocktail cabinet or bookcase.