Tip of the Week: The sofa must talk to the chairs.
Think of your favourite hotel lobby, you will find the furniture is arranged in groupings facing one another. This arrangement is specially designed to invite conversation between guests.
When arranging furniture in your living room, you should aim to achieve a similar sense of balance and intimacy. Social areas are must commonly laid out in a U-shape, with a sofa and two chairs facing each other at each end of the coffee table, or an H-shape, with a sofa directly across from two chairs and coffee table in the middle. Below are some alternative arrangments you may like to try, but still adhereing to the idea of making sure your sofa is talking to your chairs.
Another tip to consider is to avoid pushing your furniture against the walls in the aim to make a room seem larger, in reality, leaving space between walls and the furniture will help to make the room feel larger.