Nice to have, though when choosing your living room furniture you will have some essential components and others which might be more decorative, such as display items which are not essential. For chairs, sofas and example may be regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional, but not needed for a living room. Small living rooms can be furnished only with seating and perhaps a smaller 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 useful in smaller to medium size living rooms. If you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet might be of more interest than a cocktail cabinet or bookcase, naturally your option will depend upon your own personal preferences, and.