Would it make sense to put it along the left wall (where there is a small dresser currently) or should i use a sofa to divide the space into two "rooms" by putting it across the middle of the space? Any suggestions on sofas that would work in this room and/or how do arrange the furniture would be much appreciated! --Liz
Liz, Welcome to Chicago and congrats on the new place. You have really nice colors going on - the rug, bedding and warm wood tones are working well together.
Here is one idea for a room plan:
It seems that you have room to swing your bed around and place it horizontally against the back wall of the room, thus enlarging what would be the seating/living area and allowing you to "float" a room divider across the space with a bit more room to spare and better flow. Then you could concentrate set up a seating area as it's own "room" without being concerned about the sofa having to do double duty as the divider.Perhaps a piece of open shelving like this Thomas O'Brien piece ($239.) would work here as a room divider, allowing you to create a bit of a separate bedroom area, but still allowing for light/air. You could incorporate your books on to divider's shelving, freeing up more room in the sleeping area.
As for sofa suggestions, we're going to let the readers take it away...