When choosing your family room furniture you will have some essential components while others that are more decorative, such as display items that are not essential, but nice to have. 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 simply 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 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 will be of more interest than a cocktail cabinet or bookcase.