Where should I put my sofa if the room has a large window?
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Nice room Carol! It must be pretty big.
You did the right thing to have a view of everything. I had to break up my L shape sectional to fit the layout of our AZ room. I hated to do this, but there just wasn't enough room with the wood stove dead center in the room.
Soon as I get a new battery charger for my camera, I'll post some photos. It finally gave up on me, LOL.
It really has a small footprint and is awkward in that it has few walls and the fireplace and entertainment center provide two focal points at right angles to each other. Made placing that sofa tough --- and we finally had to give up on the fourth part and use only the three. So we are limited in seating (six max, and awkward at that) and we really only use the room to eat dinner (off of a trays) while watching the evening news! when people visit, we always end up in that seating area of the kitchen where we can seat at least 8 and squeeze in a ninth if necessary!!
Fireplace wall has two large windows which make placement impossible on that wall:
Entertainment center takes up the entire wall (DH was cleaning the ceiling fan which is why there is a ladder there!). Note the high sloping ceiling:
the wall opposite the fireplace really isn't a wall but a wide opening to the hall and the foyer (left) and dining room (right) beyond the hall). You can see the catwalk for the upstairs hall in this picture:
yes, we DO have a lot of things in there. I keep telling D we need to sort through the Chinese tchotchkes and put them in some sort of order. But he keeps adding airplanes... AAARGH!
I use the digest. Brings the email notifications down to one a week with a single notification which covers a whole bunch of boards... Each week has "new threads" and activity on "old threads" for each board I post at without my hat. With my hat, well, I check those boards every day so I don't really NEED notification...
We are in the middle of record high temps for this time of year. It was in the 80s yesterday (a record) and will likely be that way today as well. Indian Summer --- first one I remember having here since we moved back to the US! Everyone is saying we will have snow by November. AAARGH! I HOPE not. This weather is glorious! Oh, and the trees are turning now!
I bet it looks real nice there too Joan. Do you keep a throw over the back to prevent fading? That's the only thing I would do if it's in front of a window.
I only have one part of my sectional in front of a window with a sofa table and lamp behind it. In our AZ room it's all about the views, so we solved it by putting our HDTV in a corner mounted
I love your tile floor.
Thanks, although I do wish that living room weren't so "eclectic"! DH's model airplanes and Chinese antiques do not a decor make! LOL
They are predicting a cooling trend by the weekend with rain tomorrow, Wednesday and Friday, so I think our Indian Summer has run is course...
Ooops I forgot to take off my hat! Sorry!