When choosing your living area furniture you will have some essential components and others that are more decorative, such as display items that are not essential, but nice to have. For sofas, example and chairs is often 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 tiny 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 usage in smaller to medium size living rooms. Naturally your choice depends upon your individual preferences, and if you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet might be of more interest than the usual cocktail cabinet or bookcase.