How can I arrange the furniture in my unusual livingroom?

The only daylight is from slider on the left side of room....then the fireplace is 3 ft away on the same outside wall. The entry space is large and makes it hard to put seating near the fireplace??
can you help?
q how can i arrange the furniture in my unusual livingroom
The tv placem makes it hard to put the focus on the fireplace????
q how can i arrange the furniture in my unusual livingroom
Entryway into livingroom.
q how can i arrange the furniture in my unusual livingroom
We do have a cathedral ceiling.
q how can i arrange the furniture in my unusual livingroom
Large walls...Help!!!
  10 answers
  • Pamelalounsbery Pamelalounsbery on Jun 21, 2017
    Not knowing what is on the one side it looks rather crowded, Put couch where the white lamp is, chair facing fireplace TV on long wall under picture gives more of a sectional feel take out unneeded pieces.

  • Rebecca Peterson Rebecca Peterson on Jun 21, 2017
    i would start by putting your main seating area verticall centered in front of the fireplace. Move out from there.

  • Sue Lilly Sue Lilly on Jun 21, 2017
    Beautiful, may have to steal your idea

  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Jun 21, 2017
    I would hang the TV over the fireplace , and place the sofa directly across from the fireplace . Place some of the other tables and that large cabinet where the sofa used to be . Move the other chairs around until you're happy with the placement .

  • Sll13631065 Sll13631065 on Jun 21, 2017
    Need a picture

  • Brenda Brandt Deason Brenda Brandt Deason on Jun 21, 2017
    My sister has her TV above the fireplace. It works really well in her home, which is also difficult to arrange.

  • Glen Glen on Jun 21, 2017
    I like all the advice.... All good suggestions and I agree. Looks as if there are too many pieces In the room. Just read an article that less is more!

  • Ols8345444 Ols8345444 on Jun 21, 2017
    Tv over fireplace and remove the cabinet, for sure get rid of the tv stand and magazine rack entirely. That allows you to move the sofa and end table over a bit. If possible, move the china display cabinet to the dining area (not only frees up space but makes using them more likely). Switch the two chairs around, putting the print one by the sofa, this makes the room seem less like two separate areas. Lastly move a piece of art over your sofa.

  • Cheryl @ Artzzle Cheryl @ Artzzle on Jun 21, 2017
    It's a wonderful room and you have some beautiful things. But there is a lot going on, which makes it difficult for you to accent or establish a focal point anywhere.
    I suggest to clients that they first, take measurements of the room AND your largest furniture pieces, and make a little scale drawing of your floor plan and simple cutout shapes of the furniture. It's easier to move paper pieces than the real stuff LOL. Next, literally strip the room of everything but the large pieces (walls too). Your china cabinet is the largest item. It really cramps the couch now, I would position it against one of the end walls, trying the farthest wall (by the slider) first. It is tall, and will work well with the vaulted ceiling beams there, and also draw your eye to that end of the room. This would keep your fireplace area more open. Seriously consider other options for your TV. Does it HAVE to be where it is because of connections/hookups? Can it be relocated, and/or used with a smaller cabinet, or mounted on the wall?
    TIPS: 1. Cut back a bit. Consider moving at least two space-eater pieces from the room 2. Try ANGLES. every piece doesn't have to be flat to a wall ... even the couch. 3. SHOP YOUR HOME. Perhaps two smaller scaled chairs together in a conversation group against your entry end wall. Then one bigger chair and the couch towards the fireplace. The smaller two could always be pulled closer to the main grouping when company comes. 4. EXPERIMENT and HAVE FUN.

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    • Cheryl @ Artzzle Cheryl @ Artzzle on Jun 23, 2017
      Good luck. Have fun . . . AND maybe you could post "Afters" here too :D

  • Kim Kim on Jun 21, 2017
    You have too much stuff crammed in there. It is a lot of beautiful stuff but its become invisible because of all the competition. I would figure out how many people sit in there at the same time for 80% of the time and provide seating for only that number. If it is two of you keep the couch or keep the chairs. Next, I would decide if I need one or two side tables. If it's two, keep the square ones, if you love the round one and can get by with one table, keep it. Now decide if you love the curio and its contents more or if you like two of the other pieces (sewing, secretary, & stand) better. If it's the curio, great! If not, pick two out of the other three pieces. The ottomans are space eaters but if your feet need them, you should keep them. The tv could go on the fire place but you obviously love to display things. Either keep the tv stand or keep all three pieces mentioned above and use one for the tv. I would suggest that you box up all your display items into four containers and change your displays with each new season. If you kept your curio, it would help things become more visible if you did the same with the items in it.
    Now, with the items of furniture remaining for that room (the maximum # of 9 things, which is still a lot)
    Draw out your room using 1/4" for each foot of wall space. Measure and mark in the doors, opening, and fireplace. Cut out measured & drawn pieces of your furniture and see where you like it. If you kept the curio, put it on a tall wall and don't crowd things around it. The fireplace (and curio if you keep it in there) should be your focal points.
    Hope that helps
    : )

    • Jenilynnecook Jenilynnecook on Jun 21, 2017
      Wow!! Kim your are amazing in your thoughts!!!! I didn't think of all the Stuff!?!? I just thought the pics would show the area....I do like to display on my mantle so it's hard to think of hanging a tv on it... but maybe I should think of mounting on the wall and deep-sixing the tv stand???? I am hoping to move the desk and or antique sewing machine to an other're right too much is too much!!!!