Nice to have, though when deciding on your living room furniture you will have some essential components and others which can be more decorative, including display items which are not essential. Not essential for a living room, though for sofas, chairs and example can be regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional. Small living spaces can be furnished just with seating and perhaps a smaller 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 useful in smaller to medium size living rooms. Naturally your choice will be based upon your individual preferences, and if you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet will be of more interest over a cocktail cabinet or bookcase.