Yes, there is a perfect arrangement for your space! When I arrived, the client had the sofa on the left wall - blocking the walkway. The furniture was lined up, floating in the space. This a room where everyone gathers, watches TV, entertains on the weekends - the hub of the home like so many of our family rooms. It must be practical, too!
I had the answer! Here are a few tips that solved this room's problems and you can apply in your room today - your very own One Day Make-Over!
1. What is the room's purpose? TV viewing, reading, sleeping. This will help you in step two.
2. Determine the focal point. If you have a fireplace, that's your focal point. Yes, even if you have a TV, any architectural design feature takes priority. The placement of your largest piece of furniture is determined by your focal point.
3. Room shape. Is your room a square, rectangle, L-shaped, or have a pre-existing angle? You must honor the architecture of the space. For example, in the photo, my client had a pre-existing angle, so the sofa was placed facing the fireplace.
4. Room elevations. This ties into honoring the architecture. For example, if you have vaulted ceilings, arrange your artwork to reflect the angle or slope of the ceiling shape.
This client had a vaulted ceiling. If the TV had been left alone on this wall, it wouldn't have highlighted or honored the high ceiling. Here, I took a screen, separated it, and created interesting, out-of-the-box artwork that would draw the eye up.