Putting your furniture against the wall instead of allowing it to float in the room is a loss of potential storage space.
Letting your sofa float in the middle of or off to the side of a room allows for tons of items to be stored *behind* your sofa. You can purchase ready-made cubes that can hold tons of storage and basically hides your stuff from view.
You can do the same thing with chairs or anything with mass that can hide stuff behind it.
Just remember to keep your furniture away from the walls, so the walls become free for additional storage opportunities.
Contributors: Allison Constantino from Allison’s Art Work