Nice to have, though when choosing your living room furniture you will have some essential components and others that happen to be more decorative, like display items which are not essential. 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 rooms 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. Naturally your choice depends upon your individual preferences, and if you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet would be of more interest when compared to a cocktail cabinet or bookcase.