Post # 1
My husband and I just moved to a new apartment and while I love it so far, I’m completely stumped on how to arrange the living room.
This the layout of our apartment. In our unit there is a fireplace on the wall where a TV is pictured. There’s not a great way for us to put the TV above the fireplace so it needs to go somewhere else. I was thinking in the corner by the entrance to the balcony but then I’m not sure where to put the couch. My husband wants to put the couch in at an angle but I’m not convinced that will look good at all. Ugh…I don’t know. I suck at home decor.
Post # 2
What about moving the TV area to where the dining area is, and them moving the dining area to the fireplace? Not sure if that would work, but it’s tough if you can’t mount your TV above the fireplace.
Post # 3
Hmmm…that’s something to consider. We hadn’t thought about that.
Post # 4
It’s hard to suggest ideas without the dimensions of the room and your furniture.
The room doesn’t look wide enough to have a sofa where it is shown in your pic and mount the TV above the fireplace. You would end up with sore necks all the time.
If it would fit, and still leave enough clearance, you could put the sofa in front of the patio doors and mount the TV on one end of the dining room wall. Balance the TV with a large picture on the other end of the wall.
Use the current sofa wall for a couple of occasional chairs. You could add more seating if needed by choosing upholstered swivel chairs for the dining table. They can be pulled into the living room when needed.
Post # 5
I agree with the above poster. Consider putting the tv on the dining room wall and the couch in front of the balcony doors. We had a similar problem with the layout of tv + fireplace in our new apartment, so I feel your pain! Good luck!
Post # 6
can you take a picture of the surface of the area above the fireplace? I’m wracking my brain but there is no great way to rearrange other than putting the couch in front of the patio door on the right with a freestanding tv stand. You don’t suck at home decore, your apartment architect sucks.
Post # 7
For some reason the camera on my phone isn’t working so I can’t take a picture. The architect definetly didn’t think through the layout of this room. I really wanted to avoid putting the couch in fron of the patio door…
Putting the TV on the dining room wall might be what we at least try out to start. We can always move things around.
Post # 8
Where is the kitchen? I would put the tv on the wall on the same wall as the patio doors. If it is on one of those brackets that you can pull out and angle, that’ll be best. Or one of those corner TV units that you can put the tv on.
Then have your couch facing the patio doors with it’s back to the dining room table – it might be angled slightly but that way you can divide the two spaces. Have a rug in front of the couch and add couple chairs or bean bags on the wall opposite the fireplace.
Push the dining table right up against the wall, assuming if there is only 2-3 of you. Pull it out whenever you have visitors.
EDIT: I see the kitchen now. Why not move the dining table where the side table is currently sitting (swap them around). That way you make the lounge area look more spacious.