When most people look at the layout of a room to arrange their furniture, they see it in a perpendicular orientation that treats the room like a rectangle or a square, or in other words, like a great big box. This is a very natural orientation, and is often what seems to be intended by the architects of homes. However, this is not the only option for arranging furniture.
Organizing furniture in a diagonal orientation, treating the room like a diamond shape with the focus on the corners, can do a lot to make a room seem more open. This is particularly helpful in smaller spaces like bedrooms or apartment family rooms.
Because many rooms are oriented around the view of the television, it’s usually best to place the television in a corner. This is difficult with most forms of furniture, which is designed for a square-oriented room. However, taking the diagonal tack with StandsandMounts.com corner TV stands or similar products will allow you to very naturally nestle your television in the corner. The couch can then be placed perpendicular, with the coffee table between, and the spaces to either side will feel much more expansive than they would have if the TV were placed against the wall with the couch across from it. The size of the space is unchanged, but it’s a useful trick to make a small space feel less cramped.
Don’t get stuck in the box – you have other options!