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