When we put our house on the market I sold our huge sectional sofa.
I brought this slip covered set down to the family room from our bonus room because it is smaller and I wanted to open up the great room more.
So I placed it this way...
This is a clean and simple display for potential buyers to see the whole great room area but it wasn't working out for our family "living".
I switched the furniture around to face the fireplace and the TV.
Decorating a great room can leave a lot of options open for furniture placement.
Keeping each individual space cozy and separate is important in open floor plans.
If you think of people sitting in each piece of furniture having a conversation together - Is it easy to hear and see others from where you sit? This is a good sort of "rule of thumb" for distance apart and positioning of sofas and chairs. Think "easy conversation" between seating.....
This sofa divides the breakfast nook area and family room.
A small bench could be placed behind the sofa for more seating if you entertain.
A floor mirror and greenery can be enjoyed from the breakfast nook space and the family room while the whole great room should have one main focal point.
Our focal point is the fireplace...the mantel is a beautiful place to display favorite decor.
to see how I made the Shabby Black "B" Art click here
Great rooms leave lots of fun options open for your furniture to be placed. Try bringing your pieces away from walls and let them be cozy together - positioning larger pieces around your main focal point in the center of a room will make the space feel larger and actually very comfortable.
Tonight - my boys and I are going to snuggle up and watch a movie.
(it has been so cold we may even need a fire)