Living room HELP!

Stacyf121July 23, 2012

I am in dire need of some suggestions on how to furnish my living room. It looks terrible and I hate it. lol..

It is retangluar 12W X 38L in that space on one long wall we have the front door and three windows. On the other long wall we have two "door ways"

On the short wall next to the front door is a small coat closet.

I have debated on a sectional, but I'm just not sure! Any suggestions would be GREAT!!

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LuAnn_in_PA

Furnishing depends on what you plan to use the room for....

no sense suggesting bookcases if you do not want books in there!

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 4:59PM
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roarah

I have a long,well not as long as yours, and narrow, but a bit wider than yours, living room. I am, I think, 14feet wide so I do not know if this would work for you, but we floated all the seating away from walls because one wall has two windows and a fireplace and all the other walls have double doorways. We went with a non deep sofa, two chairs and an ottoman instead of a sectional to help the walk flow threw this room since it is between three well used areas. Also sectionals are good for family but a bit awkward when entertaining and this is not only my tv room but also our main living room for company too.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 6:03PM
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Stacyf121

Do you have any photos?

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 4:37PM
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yayagal

Here is a diagram which will give you a idea of a floating room. Essentially it means you move the furniture into the room and away from the walls. In this version the sofa was placed running the same was as the length of the room. If I had your room I would face two sofas away from the longest wall and facing each other so that they come off the wall into the room like two items across this box I'm typing in. Put them not the length but the width. The width is the vertical part of this box. Then add a large coffee table with lamps. In one corner I'd add a nice reading chair with a standing lamp and at the other end maybe a desk or game table. Google floating living room and then go to images which is on the google page and youll see dozens of rooms for inspiration. Good luck.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 11:52PM
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lazy_gardens

Divide it up into smaller "rooms" with some furniture places perpendicular to the walls.

A floor plan would help, because a lot depends on how it connects to the rest of the house.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2012 at 7:45PM
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