I would have the couch face the view. I would also like the couch to be dark leather and more rounded than square! I chose this picture for the view and couch, but I would like a more modern/futuristic look.
Even the most stylish of homes needs storage options. The sofa table that runs along the back of the section sofa is a place to set drinks and store books, making sure that “behind the couch” area isn’t wasted.