Sofas and chairs are definitely the stock components of a living room. Sofas especially come in many different varieties, ranging from double to four-seaters with no particular functionality to sofas with reclining features, slides and even sofa beds that are useful for unexpected overnight guests. If you elect to include them, each of these kinds of functionality involves an added cost, so you should choose wisely. If you have a number of extra bedrooms for guests, and why purchase a recliner in the event you never use it, for example, there is little need for a sleeper. Not all people like a footrest or even recline back when sitting, so the sort of living room furniture you opt to purchase should be determined first by your own specific needs.