When space planning your living room, it is important that the room be balanced in scale and that the space arrangement allow for proper circulation. Here are a few furniture placement measurements for you to keep handy:
1) It is best to leave at least 18″ between your sofa and coffee table.
2) If you have furniture adjacent to your sofa, it is wise to leave at least 20″ between the two pieces for easy access.
3) Although we have done a blog on area rug placement, a quick measurement to remember is the space between your wall and area rug. If it is a large piece, it is visually better to leave at least 18″ of space between the wall and rug.