To understand the relation of the space to the rest of the house - you can see the kitchen through the archway from the living room.
As you enter you get a glimpse of the family room area on the right and of course the sliding doors that lead to the patio and backyard.
It is not a large area at all. It measures 11'9" x 14' 6". So basically in round numbers 12' x 15'. This is where we like to relax and enjoy our morning coffee, watch tv and in general just hang out. Since it is next to the kitchen, of course it seems like the place where everyone always hangs out.
The wall you see here backs up to the stairs and is the first wall on the right as you enter the space. Now we have a thousand and one projects that we would like to do, so new furniture has not been in the mix. I have really, really wanted a pool and that costs both arms and both legs (exaggeration - sort of), so furniture is not in the budget at all. Everyone has their main wants, and with our hot temps here in the desert, a pool is my #1 want.
I have had our small sofa and my recliner placed on this wall for a while.
Hubby's recliner and a leather chair have been across from it with the tv on the end wall. I first put the sofa where the tv is but then there wasn't room for both our chairs on the window wall, so that didn't work.
Having these two chairs backed up to the open walkway to the patio and backed up to the kitchen just isn't working. This space just seems to be perfect for a sectional or sofa loveseat arrangement with the tv where I currently have our sofa. The room would be open and we would have plenty of seating for guests. Since that would eliminate our recliners that is not hubby's favorite idea at all.
So I have moved the furniture again and this time I like it a little better. Our two recliners are not backed up to the kitchen so much, so that is a better fit. I tried the leather recliner next to the sofa so there wouldn't be all white on one side of the room and all leather on the other side of the room and that didn't work at all. The leather chair is so big it stuck way out in the walkway. So back to the window wall it went.
Now I am all ears, working with what I have, what would you do to this space. I have had the furniture on every wall in the space, this is the only way it works, so how do I make this look better?
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