Renee
Renee
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Asked on Sep 20, 2019

How can I rearrange this room to best show off its features?

Marie HookeBrigetteRenee
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This room is a 15 x 28 feet room. Has a large fireplace and 3 sets of French doors, 2 of which have access to the outdoors.the other set leads to the dining room. We pretty much h live in this space. Not very much wall space in the room.

q rearrange this room to best show off room features

Taken from one end of the room. Note the large fireplace on one wall with a set of french doors on opposite wall. They are off centered from each other.

q rearrange this room to best show off room features

Taken from the other end of the room. French doors are to the left of this pic.

q rearrange this room to best show off room features
q rearrange this room to best show off room features
q rearrange this room to best show off room features
12 answers
  • G Durrane
    on Sep 20, 2019

    You first must get rid of the clutter, including excess furniture. In order to see exactly the amount of space you have. It looks like it could be a lovely room.

  • Gk
    on Sep 20, 2019

    One thing I might do is to place the chair and ottoman in the corner where the desk is so it can face the fireplace. How much fun I could have rearranging this room! Love the French doors!

  • Renee
    on Sep 21, 2019

    Well feel free to tell me where to put what. I'll do the hard work and send pics. Thanks for your help

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Sep 21, 2019

    You need to get the Tv next to fireplace or place above. You have opposing focal points. Arrange furniture to be able to focus on tv and fireplace at same time.

  • Land
    on Sep 21, 2019

    I have a long living room, too. I kind of made ours into two rooms, floating furniture to divide the room. First, TV needs to be above firelace. Turn furniture around to face fireplace and french doors, make those things the star of the room. Desk s/b where TV is, on the smaller wall, the "door" end of the room. Also, remove small items, they tend to make the room look cluttered. Have fun!

  • Robyn Garner
    on Sep 21, 2019

    I completely agree that as it is now, there isn't really a focal point for the room. It appears your furniture is placed opposite of how it "should" be - facing the fireplace and french doors.


    To make life easier for you, get some graph paper and measure the room, furniture and where the fireplace, etc. is all placed. Take those measurements and cut them down to workable sizes such as 1' = 1" and graph out the room.


    Then, use graph paper to create your existing furniture on separate pieces of paper. Doing this allows you to "move" the furniture around the "room" on graph paper rather than dragging it around in real life.


    You can google how far apart various pieces of furniture should be for properly being able to move around the room such as there should be about 18" from the couch and the height should be within 4" of the height of the couch seat. This will clearly show you what pieces are too large or if there is too much furniture to try to fit it all in.


    Finally, I think the room should be repainted in lighter, brighter hues. With the furniture, floors, stone fireplace, etc. the walls are too dark and makes the entire spaces read "dark". Have fun! 😎

  • Emily
    on Sep 21, 2019

    Hi Renee, it is helpful in answering questions like this to see the whole room. That is four pictures so each view of the room is seen For instance the viewer of the first picture, can not tell how much room there is to the right of the fireplace. Putting the t.v. above the fireplace will not eliminate the "two focal points" it would exacerbate t he two focal points problem. It is obvious from the furniture arrangement that your family considers the t.v. the focal point, It is a beautiful big room. Take many more pictures of it, look at them yourself, do measure the space as Robyn says. Although from its size and shape it does appear as if the fireplace should be the center of interest, but in actuality it can't be because there is not room for the furniture to follow that dictum. Your problem is probably not so much furniture placement as it is architecture.

  • Emily
    on Sep 21, 2019

    I came back to say that there is no reason a room can't have two centers of interest, I have been in rooms that have fireplaces at each end. If there truly is not much room for furniture at fireplace end, you could paint t he fireplace the wall color and not hang or place anything on it. That would call less attention to that end of the room. Then you could use a big bulky cabinet to house the t.v. and that would make that end of the room more of a focus of interest. You have a very nice room.

  • Rymea
    on Sep 21, 2019

    Wow all those doors. It is a beautiful room but difficult to figure out. I love your plants!

    I think maybe you could reverse the layout and place the TV on a diagonal where the desk is now. Move the lighter sofa to the opposite end facing the french doors with a matching end table on each side of the sofa. If you could do without the rest of the end tables, magazine rack etc., and the stuff on the right side of the fireplace, it would look less cluttered. The red chair could go to the right side of the fireplace. Put the cabinet that is in front of the windows where the TV is now and the desk where it was, in front of the window/doors, unless you can put the desk in a different room, which would be best. Declutter. Try to have a maximum of only three things on each surface.

    Also, since your furniture is all dark you could consider painting the room a lighter color like a very, very light warm off white. Finally, you could get a pretty, bright colored area rug and get throw pillows that pick up the colors in the area rug. I think blues and greens would look great.

  • Renee
    on Sep 21, 2019

    Great suggestions. Thank you

  • Brigette
    on Sep 21, 2019

    The furniture seems "heavy" for the room. I would, also, remove the sofa from the middle of the room.

  • Marie Hooke
    on Sep 22, 2019

    Nice things, but too much of them. Way too much. Get rid of everything that is stacked upon stacked upon. A few chachkies are cute, too many and it becomes suffocating and sloppy. It also detracts from the special-ness of the cool items. Absolutely put the TV above the fireplace. the mirror serves no real purpose or added attraction (nice mirror though). Take down those blinds or at least roll them up. If you need to blur the outside put up sheer curtains, that alone will give the space more openess. I think some of the furniture is too chuncky for the space. Also, can't see what you have on the floor, but using small areas rugs will define separate spaces easily with passive boarders. You have some nice things to work with, just need to cut back on some of it. Best of luck!

    • Renee
      on Sep 24, 2019

      Thank you so much for your suggestions. Putting TV above fireplace is not an option due to not being able to install cable there. Thar is a Tx Flag, not a mirror over fireplace. Other than that, I will totally take your suggestions to heart and see what I can do

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