Moving a sofa away from a window by one foot will also improve your living room's sense of spaciousness. If you have space, but the only place your sofa can go is in front of the window, think about keeping it away from the window. This won't obstruct natural light or views, and can help your sofa stand out as an eye-catching piece of furniture. No one should have to shout, lean forward, or stretch their neck to have a regular conversation.
When placing your living room furniture, keep in mind that the sofas and chairs should be facing each other to a certain extent. In large spaces, this may seem difficult, but remember that you can create more than one conversation area in a single room.