Nice to have, though when deciding on your living room furniture you will have some essential others and components which might be more decorative, for example display items that are not essential. For example, chairs and sofas is often regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional, but not essential for a living room. 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 use in smaller to medium size living rooms. If you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet will be of more interest than the usual cocktail cabinet or bookcase, naturally your choice will depend upon your personal preferences, and.