Nice to have, though when deciding on your living room furniture you will have some essential others and components which are more decorative, including display items that are not essential. For example, chairs and sofas may be regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional, but not important 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 of use in smaller to medium size living rooms. If you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet can be of more interest than the usual cocktail cabinet or bookcase, naturally your option will depend upon your own preferences, and.