When choosing your family area furniture you will have some essential others and components 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 could be regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional. Small living spaces can be furnished just with seating and perhaps a compact 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 rooms. 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 the usual cocktail cabinet or bookcase.