Sofas and chairs are definitely the stock components of a living room. Sofas for example 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 varieties of functionality involves another cost, so you should choose wisely. If you have a couple of extra bedrooms for guests, and why purchase a recliner if you never use it, for example, there is little need for a sleeper. Not all people like a footrest or even to recline back when sitting, so the kind of living room furniture you opt to purchase should be determined first by your own specific needs.