Need a little help with small living room furniture layout
just joined garden web, but have been looking for some time at all the great ideas/pictures/discussions on here for a bit. I started out looking to get ideas for our bathroom remodel, then ventured into other forums, I especially like this small homes area!
We live in a 1600 sq ft cape. didn't start out planning on being here this long(15 yrs) but have made do with what we have. We're not going anywhere anytime soon now that we have kids in college/approaching college!
Anyway, I need a little help with the furniture placement in my living room. I have always hated this space as it's kind of awkward. The front door opens right into the room, with no foyer or entry way. It has the stairs that empty right next the front door, a small arched doorway to the hallway, and another larger arched opening to the kitchen, a fireplace(not centered) and 2 double hung windows on the front(south side). I am always trying to move things around but have never been able to find a happy place for everything. We do not have a tv in this room, so it isn't used much but will use on occasion to read, or sit and chat etc.
Excuse the clutter in front of the fireplace! Dh hasn't cleaned up from his last project yet. I am thinking I might get rid of the coffee table and try to find a small end table to use instead, then maybe I can fit the ottoman in front of the chair/loveseat area. Maybe turn the loveseat so it's perpendicular to the window wall? I don't know...it just doesn't feel right yet.
Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated!