Living room offices are extremely popular, often being spacious enough to facilitate a desk and chair amongst the other furnishings. Yet we often notice desks and chairs pushed up against a wall, despite the extra space. There's no need to hide the desk and chair — maybe the best position is right in the middle of everything.
Aaron placed his desk behind the couch, which we thought was a great place for it. He is fortunate enough to have windows as walls in the living room, but they make it a bit awkward to place a desk up against them. This configuration works so well because the desk is slightly smaller than the couch, so it doesn't peek out from the sides. But as mentioned in a previous post, knowing the best configuration for your room might be determined by the desk you choose, so one size does not fit all.
Aaron uses a Macbook as his computer, but this could still easily work for desktop users with some extra planning. If you notice, he has a lamp on his desk, so there is an outlet nearby. If you're worried about cord control, try to run them under furniture, area rugs, or even hide them underneath the table itself.
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Images: Jason Loper