When choosing your family room furniture you will have some essential components and others that are more decorative, such as display items that are not essential, but nice to have. For example, chairs and sofas may be regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional, but not necessary for a living room. Small living rooms can be furnished just 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 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 can be of more interest than the usual cocktail cabinet or bookcase.