Integral to capturing your room's perfect layout is identifying its focal point -- perhaps a fireplace or a floor-to-ceiling window with a terrific view. Furniture should organically cluster around this beauty mark. For a generic room, create a focal point with a large painting or your collection of wall-mounted antique china plates. Televisions do not have to upstage the architectural charm of a room; you can sideline or camouflage them so they don't take center stage. Another consideration for furniture placement is how the living room appears from any entrance -- in other words, its first impression. If the back of an armoire with television cables first greets your guests, relocate it.