I admit it, I need help! We have lived in our house almost 6 years and I still have yet to figure this room out. Arrrrgh. It is an odd layout with a low window, fireplace, open kitchen entry, etc.
Take a look:
First things first. I wish I had pictures of all the ways we have tried to lay this room out. Nothing has worked...yet. I am in the midst of brainstorming and I have a few ideas, but would welcome lots more.
The color of the walls is staying, the window above the couch is staying, but the couch is NOT! I am on the lookout for a couch like the antique couch I recovered or something else with some personality. Besides that, what else would you put on the wall on either side of the window?
To the left of where I am standing to take this photo is where the living room and kitchen connect.
This picture is taken from the hall that leads to the bedrooms. We talked about putting the TV over the fireplace, but have been informed a few times about the heat from our gas fireplace, and the strain on your neck to look up.
The wall where the TV is cannot hold a couch, it isn't deep enough for a couch and someones legs. Trip factor. So it seems the TV will be staying there.
I am thinking I would like to create a built in mirror above the fireplace with some gorgeous trim and mouldings.
Do you like the bench for the entry and the table on each side of the fireplace. If not, what would you do there?
In this nook next to the large window and the couch, I have a desk. It works in that space for now. Keep it there or move it?
Keep the ottoman or not.
We are in the process of searching for hardwood floors. At first I thought dark, but at night it looks too dark. If you have wood floors, what are your thoughts after you chose what you chose?
To sum up, I am replacing the couch as soon as I find one. We are getting new flooring. Bye-bye builder grade carpeting. I need wall decor ideas. I would love to add salvaged architecture around the room and on the walls. Built in mirror over the fireplace.
I am open to any and all ideas!