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Asked on Oct 18, 2017

I have a corner fire place I tried everything so my living room cozy

Penny Vavra VanArsdallFra23596640Fauxgal


q i have a corner fire place i tried everything so my living room cozy
q i have a corner fire place i tried everything so my living room cozy
q i have a corner fire place i tried everything so my living room cozy
12 answers
  • Tdi29915029
    on Oct 18, 2017

    Paint the walls a color. Almost anything but brown will work.
  • Fauxgal
    on Oct 18, 2017

    I would consider arranging my furniture in alignment with the fireplace. You are now sitting at an angle that does not flow with it. Hope this helps you.
    • Marie
      on Oct 22, 2017

      I think you may have missed the part in this sketch that this fireplace is angled in that corner - not butted into the corner.
  • Robyn Garner
    on Oct 18, 2017

    If you have more floor tiles consider at least removing the hearth jutting out. Agree that your room needs a main color (treat the brown sofas as neutral) that "pops". Possibly add color/texture to the fireplace that works with your new fashion color.

    The drawing above is inaccurate as to the fireplace being kitty-corner but do consider placing 1 sofa parallel w/ the fireplace or replace 1 sofa with a pair of chairs in that location. The sofa jammed up to the fireplace isn't working at all!

    Add an area rug between the fireplace and directed seating to further define the space. If there is a large area of the room now "empty", I'd place a small game table there, far from the soft seating.
    • Flipturn
      on Oct 19, 2017

      If you did put the formal dining table there, how convenient would it be for serving food? and how much do you think you would use it there? How often do you use it where it is now?
  • Sharon
    on Oct 18, 2017

    Agree you either need to angle the sofas so they are parallel to each other, perpendicular to the fireplace, put a sofa table and lamp behind the one closest to the wall, or the L-shaped design Fauxgal diagrammed above. If there is room I would put a skinny long coffee table between the 2 sofas.
    Your room needs some drama, those little wall pieces are too small unless you group them all to make a wall arrangement. I would get a large panoramic photo or a piece of art in the room that brings in color and wow.
    Then add more color to your accents coordinating the lamp shades, sofa pillows, maybe even a small area rug under the coffee table between the sofas.
    If you need more light at night, you could add a floor lamp too.
  • Robyn Garner
    on Oct 18, 2017

    Hi Mouna! I can't answer that w/o knowing what the rest of the room looks like. Dimensions as well as placement of doors, windows, etc. are all "givens" you need to take into account.

    A formal dining room set is very large and usually is it's own room or requires a great room. I doubt your room is that large.

    Consider a round table for ease of traffic flow.

    BUT.....get graph paper and draw your floor plan to scale. Google how to do it. Draw your furniture to scale & cut it out. This way you can move it with 2 fingers Lol!

    There are also "rules" how much space between (ie) the wall and a dining table etc. so you REALLY have a good layout. 😎
  • Mik13728835
    on Oct 19, 2017

    I agree with those who think the sofas at an angle Is a good solution. If you do this then you might move the tv to the wall opposite the one sofa (the wall that connects to the fp wall). I think the blue on the wall is pretty but if you want ”cozy” this color can read cold. Maybe a warmer shade? Taupe? And you could paint the fp bricks the same color so it doesn’t stand out or make the angle stand out. Good luck
  • Robyn Garner
    on Oct 19, 2017

    I can't imagine that room being large enough to properly house a dining room set. Plot the room and openings out on graph paper to scale. Google it to learn how.

    Draw your furniture to scale and cut it out. Lay it all giving the normal moving about space (google that too ie distance a dining chair should be from a wall). This lets you work out the space well.
  • Barb
    on Oct 20, 2017

    I have the same living room, except at one end mine opens to the dining room and kitchen. L shaped. The living room is the small part of the L. I have a love seat on one side of the fire place to the right and a full size sofa on the right with a recliner in the corner (part of an invisible wall). My sofa's and recliner are brown, then I have a flowered chair in reds, rust, little yellow and some brown against my invisible wall.  My walls are a light creamy tan (Squirrels tail from Sherwin Williams) On one wall I have a beautiful Poppy painting that I found at Lowes and the other wall which is all windows Plaid curtains in jewel tones of the reds, gold, etc. It all pulls together so well. Red is definitely the accent color. On my other wall is our TV area. I'm happy with mine. Relaxing!
  • Connie Stepan Carrier
    on Oct 21, 2017

    Wall Color color color. Then match that color on the mantle with different height things. Align couches with fireplace is excellent suggestion. Sofa table with again tall(maybe lamp) and short. I'm thinking greige walls and maybe Aqua with a pop
    of fuscha!!
    Need color. And much larger artwork. Take your color cues from that.
  • Fauxgal
    on Oct 22, 2017

    I saw. But I still think the angle is better for the room. You have to have one focal point. She has two right now, and for the best flow, the main one should be the fireplace. Just my thinking....

  • Fra23596640
    on Oct 22, 2017

    Have you tried putting the TV on the mantle and then arranging the furniture?
    That would give you one focal point.
  • Penny Vavra VanArsdall
    on Dec 15, 2017

    I had same situation, I moved tv to wall next to fireplace, in your case to the left wall of fireplace, and then adjusted furniture accordingly. One sofa parallel with tv, and one perpendicular.
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