Nice to have, though when selecting your living room furniture you will have some essential components and others which are more decorative, such as display items that are not essential. For sofas, chairs and example could be regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional, but not important for a living room. Small living spaces can be furnished only with seating and perhaps a little 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 usage in smaller to medium size living spaces. Naturally your choice depends upon your individual preferences, and if you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet will be of more interest over a cocktail cabinet or bookcase.