How can I arrange furniture in my living room?

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How can I arrange this Family Room to make it organized as well as fun & inviting and also able to view the TV?Room is not that large 16w x 17 L

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  • Griswald Griswald on Nov 10, 2018

    why not have the table between the couch and chair facing one another.

  • What needs organizing? Looks clean, neat and tidy to me. It needs some pops of color with throws, pillows or artwork. All bland neutrals which is a great background.

  • Sally Alter Sally Alter on Nov 10, 2018

    You only seem to have two chairs so would need to swap them in different places - sofa along the right hand wall so that you could still see the TV. I think the secret to the fun look is to go with bright uplifting colors like yellow, red and orange. You could paint the coffee table yellow, for example, and maybe use some red or orange cushions and a throw or two on the chairs. You might also like to add a brightly colored rug infront of the (very nice) fire, or even a nice round rug in the center of the room underneath the coffee table. If you want to go all out, try adding some of these lively colors to the walls or paint the cupboards on either side of the fireplace. Hope this helps.

  • Beth Beth on Nov 10, 2018

    As a retired interior decorator, I agree with Sally. Place the sofa along the long wall but put a sofa table with lamp(s) behind it. Use a square rug (rugs should mimic the shape of the room) and place the two chairs across from the sofa. Place a table with a lamp on it between the two chairs.

    You also need to trim out those bookcases as they look a little weak. Just get some trim from Home Depot or Lowes and go around the sides and top. The shelves look inadequate for the weight on them; you can either put center support under them or replace them with thicker shelves. Trim the front of each.

    Painting the backs of the bookcases with a color from your scheme will give them some oomph.

    Your color scheme should flow from the adjacent room -- one color from each room should repeat to the next, and then you can add in new colors as you move on.

  • Carol luttrell Carol luttrell on Nov 11, 2018

    Have you thought of moving the TV? I like your fireplace. By moving the TV put some emphasis on the fireplace by maybe painting the brick white wash. Make the space above into an entry focal point. I agree the side built ins make the room a bit cluttered. If you removed them your room would suddenly open up. You have a really nice room to work with color and crome / COPPER metal to make the room stronger. Keep the tones of color to accent your present colors by having trim/attachments in glamorous bling. Keeping your rugs to one large rug, will be less chance for falls. Good luck, can’t wait to see your new room! God Bless - Carol in KY