Q: The two chairs in this room aren't working. Before I replace them I want to figure out the optimal layout for the room because that determines the size of furniture I can get. I have played around with two layouts and each has advantages and disadvantages:
With the TV where it is now, I can have seating on either side of the fireplace facing each other. This is very cozy and comfortable for conversation but everyone had to turn sideways to see the TV.
Alternatively, I can put seating where the TV is and in front of the window and then put the TV to the right side of the fireplace. This is better for TV viewing but is less cozy and puts two focal points next to each other.
The front door entry is in a tiny hall to the lower right of the layout. The open wall is to the dining room. The room is on the north side of the house and is generally dark. The wall color helps a lot with that. I want to keep it relatively simple in keeping with its bungalow roots [house was built in 1916]. There isn't anything in there now that absolutely has to stay. If the Morris chair doesn't work I have another place for that. It is beautiful and comfortable when sitting straight but not a chair you can curl up in to read.
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