Post # 1
I’m getting a little frustrated with our current living room layout. It has two chairs, a big sectional, lamps, a bookcase, and a 50″tv on a low stand. Currently I feel the space lacks coziness and doesn’t utilize the neat little bay in the corner. While it has a better flow into our dining room and the layout is very open plan, I just don’t like it too much and can’t put my finger on exactly what it is. Gr.
Just wondering if I could get opinions on the layouts below. The top one is our current plan but the second is one I think is more cozy (but maybe too cramped?). We also wouldn’t have to move the couch to put our Christmas tree up. However, something is telling me it might be a little cramped. Also, moving the couch would put it against and old and pointy baseboard heater that we don’t ever turn on and I’m afraid it would hurt the back of the couch.
Phew. Thats a big post for a room layout. Please note everything is not to scale. Sorry! Thank you, any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I need a change!
Post # 3
I personally like option two, except for that if you sit in the accent chair next to the tv, you wont’ be able to see the tv.
Post # 4
I like option 2 if the bookcase isn’t much higher than the couch. If it is, then I would go with option 1.
Post # 5
Thanks! You are very fast 🙂
The bookcase is a little lower than the couch.
Post # 6
@Mrs. Mustang: Then I think option 2 will definitely work! The chair in the corner (bay) would make an excellent little reading nook too.
Post # 7
Now, looking at where the windows are, do you have morning sun or evening sun or no sun through those windows? So the TV could get glare from the sun depending on where it is in the room.
In option # 2 I would put the TV on an angle where the accent chair is and put the accent chair where the TV is. Then no glare.
Post # 9
@happyface: I never thought to mention that I have lights on almost all day throughout the yeaar. There are several large maple trees outside those windows. But placing the tv on an angle might still be a better option. Thanks!
Also, our windows go almost to the ceiling and are about a foot or two off the ground.