One of the easiest and most effective home staging and design tips to make a small space appear larger is to angle the furniture placement.
Angled lines visually push the walls apart, making the eye zigzag across the room rather than looking straight down a long space.
Be sure all the furniture pieces are angled. For example; the sofa and the loveseat should meet at a right angle. If there is not room to angle the furniture, consider eliminating a piece as it will also help the room look more spacious. If there is no furniture at all, an area rug put at a slight angle can also make a noticeable difference in the perceived size of the room.
Angling furniture is also great to fill in empty corners for long and narrow spaces or where there is not a lot of furniture and accessories. There is less need for wall art when furniture placement does not line the walls as the angled furniture itself becomes the focal point.