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. For example, sofas and chairs can be regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional, but not necessary for a living room. Small living spaces can be furnished only with seating and perhaps a small 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 spaces. If you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet might be of more interest over a cocktail cabinet or bookcase, naturally your decision will depend upon your own preferences, and.