Nice to have, though when selecting your living room furniture you will have some essential components and others that are more decorative, for example display items that are not essential. For sofas, example and chairs can be regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional, but not necessary for a living room. Small living rooms can be furnished simply 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 of use 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 will be of more interest compared to a cocktail cabinet or bookcase.