Help me decorate my living room...please!!!!

jobseeker111September 8, 2012

Hi there, I desperately need help with my living/dining space. It is a small space, 14x18ft approx with cathedral ceilings half the space and lower ceilings the remaining half. It has huge windows and a small alcove to one side. One of the longer sides opens into the kitchen (open floor plan, townhouse like house)

I'm looking for a comfy, inviting, pottery-barnish look while at the same time not making the space look too small.

Here is what we have so far:

1) Persian rug from a friend. Very busy. Beautiful in a larger home, would love to incorporate it into our decor but I'm not sure it'll work in the smaller space. Should I make it work or put in storage?

  1. Brown leather couches. Love hate relationship. Uber comfty, easy to maintain and clean with kids. Would love lighter colored couches but I have kids.....if they don't work at all, I can get rid of them, they are in photo 4

  2. 50in flat panel TV

What I would like

1) ideas for layout...where the couches should be etc

2) Ideas for stuff to add....curtains, throws, cushions etc to pull the look together...comfortable, inviting but not crowded/busy

  1. coffee table

4) dining table...which one? I would love a 6 seater because we entertain a lot, but maybe I should stick to a 4 seater?

We just moved in and have no furniture so stuff is all over the floor....pls excuse the mess

Photo 1 is the longer dimension of the room. There is the large window and the door to the backyard there

Photo 2 has the shorter dimension and shows the couches. Note also the alcove to the right of the photo next to the window. This is the part of the living room that has the lower beam roof

Photo 3 is the other shorter wall

These are 3 walls, the 4th side is half open to the kitchen, you can kinda see the opening to the right of photo 3 where the vacuum cleaner is

Photo 4 is the persian rug 12x10 ft

Thank you so much for your input!!!!

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Photo of ceiling

    Bookmark   September 8, 2012 at 11:58PM
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Annie Deighnaugh

Can you post a sketch of the floor plan with dimensions? That would be helpful.

What is the opening over the sofa? Is that to the kitchen? Am I to understand correctly that you want a dining space as well as living space in this room?

I think it's a grand space and can yield a fabulous room. I think those sofa's can stay and I love the rug.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2012 at 8:28AM
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