When choosing your living area furniture you will have some essential components as well as others that are more decorative, such as display items that are not essential, but nice to have. Not essential for a living room, though for example, sofas and chairs is often regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional. Small living spaces can be furnished only with seating and perhaps a compact 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 usage in smaller to medium size living spaces. Naturally your choice will depend upon your individual preferences, and if you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet will be of more interest when compared to a cocktail cabinet or bookcase.