When choosing your living room furniture you will have some essential components yet others that are more decorative, such as display items that are not essential, but nice to have. For sofas, chairs and example is often regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional, but not needed for a living room. Small living rooms can be furnished only with seating and perhaps a little 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 useful in smaller to medium size living spaces. Naturally your choice will be based upon your individual preferences, and if you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet would be of more interest than the usual cocktail cabinet or bookcase.