1. Move the furniture away from the walls
The tendency is to place your furniture against the walls, but giving it a little room to breathe will make the seating area seem cozier while also making the room seem more spacious.
2. Mix old and new pieces
Using the same furniture set to furnish an entire room can make it seem a bit sterile. Try mixing and matching different pieces and styles to give your living room a more eclectic feel.
3. Keep everything low
Arranging photos and artwork lower on walls will make a room appear larger, and can also draw more attention to the pieces themselves.
4. Place a book on the sofa table
It doesn’t have to be your entire personal library. Mix and match books with knick-knacks and other items to add some depth and texture to the space behind your sofa.
5. Try a smaller coffee table
Your current coffee table is probably larger than it needs to be, and it may be dominating the room. Try downsizing to a table that can still hold magazines, a centerpiece, and a few drinks, but will also give you a bit more room to move around your furniture.