When choosing your family room furniture you will have some essential components while others that are more decorative, such as display items that are not essential, but nice to have. Not essential for a living room, though for sofas, chairs and example might be regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional. Small living spaces can be furnished simply 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 of use in smaller to medium size living rooms. Naturally your choice will be based upon your individual preferences, and if you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet will be of more interest when compared to a cocktail cabinet or bookcase.