Decorating and arranging furniture in our living room has been the thorn in my side from day one. These pictures are the best I could find with no furniture in the space.
Our original plan was to put the large sectional that Bob had in his house in our living room. It is four pieces and we thought it would fill the room nicely. We were definitely wrong on that idea. On moving day, my Mom and I tried every possible arrangement of the four pieces in the living room and it did not work at all. Fortunately for us, I also had a sectional from my previous house. It was a smaller two piece L-shaped sectional. In desperation to try to get some furniture in the room, we tried it. It worked in the space, but it also meant we needed to place our TV in the corner to the right of the fireplace and partially blocking the window.
Not long after we our wedding, we upgraded to a flat screen TV, so we bought a corner stand and the corner of the living room was on its second look.
It stayed like this for several years, because we really did not know what else to do to rearrange. The only other option we considered was placing the TV on the wall above the fireplace. Bob and I were both hesistant to make the change, but eventually decided it was the way to go. It bothered both of us that the TV was blocking the window.
We finally took the plunge and hung the TV over the mantle when we moved the larger TV to our basement, which at the time was just finished. So, we purchaed a slightly smaller TV and hung it over the mantle, which left the odd corner in the living room with needing a new purpose. It has now had many looks, as evidenced in all the pictures. And, I know there was at least one other arrangement in that corner that we don’t have pictures to prove it existed.
This is the current state of the odd corner in the living room. It definitelywill not be the final look, as I think it needs bigger, more comfortable chairs. But, I am pleased with the current state. Especially since I bought the little table for $5 at a yardsale. It was painted in a pretty pastel purple, and I stripped it and then stained the top and spray painted the legs to get the current look. The chairs were bought at a used furniture store and I reupholstered them and added the trim. I sewed the pillow covers as well.
Does anyone have any suggestions for improving the odd corner in our living room? Or, any other layout suggestions?