Location is an important element of setting. You can use the choice of location to signal tone, genre, timeframe, and so on. Our experience of location, however, is not neutral. How we experience a place is impacted by how we feel, our relationship to the place, and our particular circumstances.
Look at a scene you've written. Note the particulars of the location:
indoors or outdoors, formal or casual, occasion, weather/ambient environment, décor/scenery, time of day, mood, degree of familiarity, season, lighting, sounds, barren or crowded
What elements combine to make this location unique rather than a familiar type?
Affect of location on character: What about the location stands out to your character? What are the sensory details through which your character experiences the place? How does the character’s emotional state impact his or her experience? If this location is one you’re writing about in a longer work, how integral is this location to evoking character or story? Is this a major or minor location in your story? Is this the best location for this scene to take place?
Revise your scene in view of the above considerations. What are the results?
In your reading practice, make note of scenes with memorable locations. How does the author make use of location to enhance the scene? Use those scenes as models for your own writing. Keep an inventory of scenes that speak to you so you can refer to them when you're thinking about location.