Help with furniture placement

posted 1 year ago in Home
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

 

I have no idea what type of furniture you have or like, but I mocked some ideas up. I know they aren’t most ideal positioning, but maybe these will spark a more functional idea for you. It’s a bit of a tough space.

 

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ETA: I used https://roomstyler.com/3dplanner and I took your measurements from your post to create this. The measurements for the window and door may be a bit off as I did not use your exact picture.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

hopfenn :  Yea, it depends on what is functional for you, but they do sell corner enterntainment units or you can get a wall bracket with an adjustable arm if you plan on mounting it. My grandma has a nice corner entertainment unit that her TV is in and it is quite functional. Or you could put the TV in front of the window on a TV stand if you wouldn’t mind blocking some of the natural light… the n you wouldn’t have to ever worry about glare on your TV lol!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

hopfenn :  I hear you…

Our new house is an old house that has had extensions added on and walls knocked down so it has an open plan kitchen, lounge and dining room. this room has 5 floor to ceiling windows that are at least 2 meters wide, 2 doorways and 2 large sliding doors. Its beautiful and bright but I’m struggling with furniture placement because I have no solid walls to place a TV or furniture ends up disrupting flow from one area to the other… ๐Ÿ˜ž

PP has given you good layout ideas. I’d also consider a ‘U’ shaped couch and centre it facing the solid wall and wall mount a TV and have a  super slim TV cabinet or shelf against the solid wall.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Is your long solid wall brick or is it stud and drywall? If it is you might want to consider recessing your TV and a shelf space area. It will create more room and give a feeling of space.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am using Modsy to redo our long, narrow living area and I find it helpful. They can help with layouts and specific products and you can keep things you own already. Basically you supply the diemnsions and they help you arrange/find things to your liking. There are different price points. I got a deal on Black Friday and I would do it again. They mock up very realistic 360 views of your space. I do not work for them, this is a personal recommendation. 

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The first thing anyone would need to know is how do you intend to use the room.

Do you  use this room for entertaining ? You show a TV, but will it be just the two? Or, do you watch tv when you have company? Do you have another space like a family room where you could put the tv?

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

If you aren’t putting a tv in there I would do one sofa against (not actually against, but several inches out) the top window and mirror it with another sofa (or armchairs).  And occasional seating and/or sideboard type cabinet or council table/bookshelf at the sides.  Shelving might be nice behind top sofa as well (or big plants/tree).  Coffee table in middle and side table as needed.  

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

hopfenn :  OP, is the wall opposite the foyer just a big long wall?  

Actually, come to think of it, your living room is dimensionally and layout-wise VERY similar to the living room in our new house, down to the relative placement of window, foyer, and dining room.  The key difference is that in my house, there’s a fireplace on the equivalent long wall.  And we plan to put TV/entertainment stuff in an upstairs room, so TV viewing won’t be a factor for furniture layout.

What I’ve come to realize is that fireplaces in living rooms are crazy good focal points for laying out the room, even if you never actually light a fire in them.  I lived in a rental house with no fireplace in the living room and had a hell of a time trying to figure out why my furniture layouts felt disjointed and “wrong”, and then it dawned on me that there was no fireplace to use as a visual anchor.

I’d recommend trying a ventless/electric insert with a cool mantlepiece fitted over it in the center of the long wall opposite the foyer.  Then arrange your layout arond it – rug and coffee table in front of it, with dueling sofas on either side with some nice lamps and end tables.  You could put some display furniture and/or extra chairs in the corners.  Display stuff and/or have some extra seating that guests can pull up around the sofas.  I’d also keep the TV in the family room – it’s nice to have a distinction between electronic entertainment spaces and social entertainment spaces.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

hopfenn :  I do like that dual couch layout though!  I think you could get more space back if you add a mantlepiece that doesn’t protrude as much and use smaller sofas (basically not overstuffed ones).  You could have one sofa and a pair of chairs opposite them to get better flow.

For our own living room, we will probably do something simlar with the fireplace as the focal point.  We’ll have to spring for new sofas though – the one we have is a giant red leather monster that won’t fit size-wise OR style-wise.  It’s going to go in the TV room.

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