(Closed) Furniture help: But where will the TV go??

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hm. What kind of entertainment center is it? Is it big enough (but small enough so that the space will still feel open) where you can put it facing the window wall that is 10.5 ft? So that the entertainment center kinda visually separates the living area from the travel path of your front door to the stairs?

Then the couch backed up against the 10.5 ft wall?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

I would first consider putting the TV on the 5 foot wall to the right of the door with the couch in the corner on the 17 ft wall. I would make the space near the kitchen (to the left of the door upon entry) the dining area and place the table there. I would then make an office space near to the stairs outside of the bathroom and put the desk there. As far as the smaller pieces, naturally the coffee table goes in front of the couch and maybe an end table goes near the couch? I would think about an end table/bookshelf near the door. Otherwise, play around with the book shelves, based on height and backing you’ll be able to decide if they can work as room dividers or not.

Out of curiosity, how was the previous owner’s furniture set up?

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Have you tried using floorplanner.com? You can design a room with your room’s dimensions, and then insert furniture using your furniture’s dimensions. Once everything is inout, you can arrange and rearrange to your heart’s content until you find the right set up. FWIW, I like couches that float in a room instead of being up against a wall. Just make sure you keep your pathways free so that you don’t impede traffic flow.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

What if you put your sofa against the 10.5′ wall and put a new tv console like this Ikea one where it’s double sided opposite the sofa. You could put the dining room on the other side of the console and cover the wires, etc on the back with a painting. That way you get a bit of a seperation of space too. You could use the area over near the kitchen for a desk/small den space.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’d put the tv against the 10.5 ft wall in front of the window.  Usually I dont like the tv in front of a window, but I don’t really see any way around it!  Then have the couch in the middle of the room.  That would sort of define your living room area, and you could put a nice sofa table behind it for accessories and stuff.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I support @lovekiss:‘s idea. Using a website like this can save you immense time and trouble moving furniture around. Draw in the traffic areas and plan your furniture placement to avoid those paths.

Furniture placed away from the walls actually makes your space look bigger than if it is all placed against the walls.

In this case you mighty find it works to flip the spaces.

Have the dining table in the end with the windows,

– the entertainment center along other end of the 17 foot wall,

-the sofa facing the entertainment center perpendicular to the wall labelled 5.5 (next to the opening to the B/L room.)

– Add a couple of chairs  on either side of the sofa that swivel to watch the tv or face the sofa for conversation.

-This will leave a walkway from the litchen to the front door .

-Place bookshelves etc next to the 9.3 wall and a desk/chair against the 5.5 wall near the door. This will give you a place to drop keys etc. 

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