When choosing your living area furniture you will have some essential components among others that are more decorative, such as display items that are not essential, but nice to have. Not essential for a living room, though for chairs, sofas and example may be regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional. Small living rooms can be furnished just 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 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 would be of more interest over a cocktail cabinet or bookcase.