Does Anything Go with This Couch?

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Q: Before my move to Chicago I sold most of my furniture and put a few things in storage (at my parents' house). As far as major pieces, I have purchased a couch and nothing else. The room the couch is in is a multi-functional room (kitchen/living room/dining room all in one). Not only do I need advice on furniture arrangement (I can't figure out on which wall to place the sofa or how to store 2 bikes), but also what colors/fabrics would go well with this sofa (I'm thinking rug, pillows, coffee table, artwork).

I am racking my brains looking for a larger sized coffee table for puzzling and board-game play. I loved the sofa when I first bought it, but if I don't figure something out soon, I'm gonna start to resent it. I have an option of two walls (shown) for it, but there may be an out of the box option I'm just not seeing. I'm in the middle of repainting the walls, so excuse that horrid line of demarcation. Help! Please keep in mind this will be on a small budget.

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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