When arranging furniture, make the rooms look spacious. Control the flow of the room. Home sellers tend to push furniture against walls to create space, but "floating" the furniture -- creating furniture groupings away from walls -- adds space to the room.
For example, group a love seat, coffee table and two wingback chairs across from the sofa, all in the middle of the living room on a decorative rug. Dawn Ohnstad, an agent with Coldwell Banker Burnet in Wayzata, Minn., says rooms should almost be bare of furniture (but the furniture should be in good condition).