Nice to have, though when deciding on your living room furniture you will have some essential components and others which might be more decorative, for example display items which are not essential. Not essential for a living room, though for chairs, example and sofas 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 depend upon your individual preferences, and if you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet will be of more interest than a cocktail cabinet or bookcase.