Think about the structure of the room, what are the main focal points?
These could be windows, fireplaces, doors or built in units. Are they balanced in the room?
If not, think about what you can add to the space to help balance the structure of the space.
Remember that the human eye is drawn to focal points, and will scan a space when entering it.
Perception of space is based on body size.
Different size spaces suit different size people: one person’s claustrophobic box is another’s cosy nest.
Ensure that you don’t overfill the space.
Plan your furniture with a scale drawing of your room.
Try to borrow space from outside by ensuring an uninterrupted view of the outside world.
You can also ‘borrow’ space from adjoining rooms by using the same flooring materials.