You guys are always the best at chiming in!
I'm helping a friend with a few updates to her living room, and thought it would
be fun to get your opinions since the space is a bit awkward. Before deciding on
new furniture we're working on the most functional and aesthetically pleasing arrangement.
Here is her long and narrow (11' x 20') living room.
Opposite end of the room
I suggested moving the sofa between the windows and using a large mirror above it to
give the illusion of a wider room. Replacing her valances with panels on the outside of
each window. And the seating arrangement (minus the benches) in the inspiration photo below.
This side is a bigger dilemma.
This is the wall opposite the window above. The fireplace isn't centered, in fact it is at
the far end of the wall. She'd like some type of buffet, preferably with storage, but is open.
I suggested another oversize mirror (again giving the impression of a wider room) above a
narrower console with an open bottom for a lighter feel. Painting the chairs is an option, too.
house of turquoise
While studying her photo above I'm wondering if maybe a built-in bookcase would work
on that entire wall - in place of the buffet??? Hmmm....
Ok, give us your best ideas!