Furniture placement help please.
We just bought a new house and are trying to take inventory of what we currently own....what we move vs what we Craigslist. This house will be downsizing for us so we are looking to purge some thing. We have most of the decisions made....except for the main living area. The space is roomy enough for us, but the layout is a bit awkward and we are having a hard time figuring out a proper furniture placement. My husband and mother like how the current HO have it laid out, I hate it. However, I can see them ganging up on me unless I can come up with something better. Our plan was to buy new stuff to furnish the room and were hoping to order so it would be ready close to our closing date in 8 weeks, so basically we can consider just starting from a clean slate. Unfortunately, I just have a few pics and a few measurements so hopefully you can be creative without more information. A few basics....the room is 23'5" from the front wall to the opening of some cute odd little bonus room (in the first pic, those windows are part of that room, not the wall of this one), 14'3" wide, but that narrows to 10'8" at the stairs (essentially this incorporates the entryway as the front door is right in front of those stairs). So, here are some pics both from the online listing and that I took myself....the challenges are that bonus room in the back, the room to the right, the fireplace, and the stairs all greatly limit where to place the furniture.
If I can't work out a solution prior, I guess we could always live there a bit with out current stuff and then figure out what works best, and order to come in later, even if that means moving our stuff twice.