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Old 05-08-2012, 08:31 AM   #16
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Thank you for all the great ideas....I love to decorate and it usually comes very easy to me. I tell you though, this room has been tough. I thought about doing the L sectional, or just a sofa and loveseat in front of the french doors. I just didn't want to close off the access to them. Being that the fireplace is on opposite side of doors and entrance to room is on both sides of fireplace, I couldn't put chairs there because there would be no way to pass/ well it would be hard to pass between chairs and fireplace.

I agree with the comment about the sofa not being very "company friendly." I normally never would have decided on a sectional at all
but I thought the best place (because of the tv) for the sofa would be on that back wall. Because that wall was so large and at the time I didn't think I could fit any chairs, I went with the 2 chaise sectional.

I have been trying to decide on a rug. Just haven't been happy enough with the room so I've kinda given up on it. I'm thinking a large simple jute (don't know if I said that right) would go with the decor.

I'm looking at the room and trying to figure out if I can possibly move the sofa up, or move it completely...I feel like its smashed up against the wall too...

I've added these photos to give better idea of other sides of room.
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A nice area rug would soften the space in the middle.

Also, there is no rule that says your couch has to be against a wall. Its kind of difficult to tell from the pics, but because the room is large it may look nice with some chairs or that couch separated or a chair, either in front of the fireplace or with its back to the french doors. Leave plenty of room in behind to leave the doors functional and to make the space still feel flowing. Just my 2cents


I know the rug needs to be large but should it be large enough to go under furniture, or just large enough for floor cover?

Also, I'd love to work chairs in there somewhere. What do you think about pulling the sofa off the wall a little and putting 2 chairs across facing the sofa? Like facing sofa even with chaises?? I know the chairs would have their back to the tv but that would still create more sitting room while adding to the space as well.
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First off, your house is beautiful. I would not go for a rug to cover too much of the floor - it a great floor and it would be ashame to cover it. I agree with moving the furniture. I like the idea of the couch in front of the doors.
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Personally I would find a great rug you love which will go partially under your couch and get two arm chairs and have them face the couch. Don't worry about your tv. Let's make your lovely fire place your focal point. If your wondering about what size rug is best, I place tape down at the dimensions I'm considering as it helps me "see"it easier. Oh and make sure you don't get large overstuffed arm chairs. I would get chairs without skirts (some have nice legs). Overstuffed chairs would crowd your room. Good Luck!

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How about the tv where the mirror is above the fireplace ? You could put one chair where the tv stand was, so it wouldn't be cut off from the conversation area. Maybe one chair where the sofa was with a small lamp for a reading nook.

Get the area rug big enough to go under the coffee table and only have the front legs of the sofa resting on it

A matching runner in frnt of the doors would like nice and be functional as well

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Old 05-17-2012, 09:12 PM   #21
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I agree with ddesigns...pull that furniture away from the wall. So many people want to push it right up against the wall because they think it will give them more space. The problem is the space isn't usable...it's just space.

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