Nice to have, though in choosing your living room furniture you will have some essential components and others that happen to be more decorative, for instance display items that are not essential. 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 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 useful in smaller to medium size living spaces. Naturally your choice depends upon your individual preferences, and if you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet can be of more interest over a cocktail cabinet or bookcase.