Furniture arrangement

I have a 30 x 20 dark, livingroom, only light comes from back door that has windows. On side with door, there is a brick fp and built in shelves. 1st, how can I arrange a couch and lazyboy chair. Everything looks so awkward! I'm also planning on painting the one wall that is on the end without the door, which goes from back of house to where garage starts. It does have an ugly window which has blinds. Do you have suggestions? I think I am going to paint the built in bookshelf and that one long wall a shade of grey, along with the fp. The wall is currently dark burgundy.
Thanks for any suggestions.

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  • DesertRose DesertRose on Dec 08, 2017
    WE had a front room with no ceiling light. My husband bought a ceiling lamp and hanged it from the ceiling, plugging it into the wall. To cover the light cord, he put a gold chain and worked the cord in and out of the chain. It dressed up the light hanged from the ceiling. Arrange the furniture to face the fireplace, put things of interest as well as a few books on the shelves. Hope this is what you needed to know, your question was cut off.

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Dec 08, 2017
    A lighter coat of paint like you already mentioned doing will help the room a lot! Have you considered white-washing the brick as well? We would also love to see pictures, those help us a lot!

  • Emily Emily on Dec 08, 2017
    Yes, pictures definitely can help those who would love to give advice.

  • Ginny Ginny on Dec 08, 2017
    Lighter paint might help as well as making the ceiling light a ceiling fan and light. Sconces on the wall might help too. Some decorators will assist you with furniture arrangement without pressuring for more business. Have you considered a game table area. I had a pro help me with rearranging the things in my floor to ceiling bookcases and what a difference it made...worth the month.

  • Red31653763 Red31653763 on Dec 08, 2017
    Thank you for your suggestions! I will try some of them and see how it looks.

  • Red31653763 Red31653763 on Dec 08, 2017
    The fp is currently painted white. My Daughter and I paint, so I have so many originals on my walls that I have had to store them in a room. Do you think getting two loveseats, facing each other in front of the fp would look better than one couch. My tv is setting in part of the bookcase (built in) so maybe if I mounted it above the fp, it might look better. what do you think?