A living room is often center stage for entertaining and the introduction of your house to your guests. Finding a seating arrangement that best fits the shape of your room and your lifestyle is important. Larger rooms may even accommodate more than one arrangement for various activities. A gaming area with a view of the mountains, a conversation area by the fireplace and perhaps a corner for reading are just a few of the possibilities. Seating should be placed close enough for comfortable conversation but with enough passage to avoid breaking a knee cap on your cocktail table.
Lighting is important in a room with multiple purposes and having several choices to set a mood is a good idea. Tables for drinks should be available for each seat in the room.