In general, the main considerations when arranging furniture are function and aesthetics.
Function indicates how the space is going to be used to its fullest potential. The function of a fireplace is to provide warmth and comfort to everyone who sits around it thereby creating a relaxing area to spend time with guests and family. To achieve this function we aim to create a conversation-friendly comfortable seating arrangement. This type of arrangement usually works best in a larger room with the fireplace in the middle of a wall or in a corner. I have chosen a few photos to show you a variety conversation areas around a fireplace.
Arrange your furniture to get the most enjoyment out of your fireplace. Make sure you don't hide it behind large pieces of furniture or overpower it by using too many decor accessories. If your home is for sale, showing off your fireplace becomes all the more important.