The Secret to Dealing with Quirky Room Challenges

Coastal 06.12.15

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Our circa 1875 home presents unique design challenges when trying to place furniture to create good traffic flow. Too many doors and odd-sized walls means having to be creative with furniture choices and decor. Our living room is the most challenging since it sits in the middle of the house.


  • Light wall colors help to keep the room fresh and airy.
  • Eco-friendly script bamboo mats pull furniture together and provides a cohesive look from room to room.
  • The window in the stairwell is not curtained so that ample light will fill the room.
  • A club chair provides comfy seating along a wall wedged between the staircase and laundry room door.
  • A simple wooden star adds interest to the window oddly placed at the bottom of the stairway.

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