Furniture Arrangement in Living Room with Short, Angled Walls?

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Q: Hi! I own a house that we have been renting out for a few years. We are moving back in soon, but have gotten different furniture since the last time we lived there, and have no idea how to arrange our new couch in the room. As you can see in the pictures, a lot of the walls are shorter or angled, making it difficult to put the back of the couch up against a wall.

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We prefer not to break up the room too much. We spend a lot of time in the living room, both with guests and playing with our 2 year old daughter, so we'd like for it to have a more comfortable feel.

The couch is the main problem. We have a large, L-shaped sofa now, with the back of the couch measuring about 10 feet long. We would like to hang the TV on the wall in between the closet and fireplace. I would LOVE any suggestions for how to position the couch so that it does not break up the room too much or block the two doorways! We prefer it to face the TV on the wall.

Thanks so much for all your suggestions in advance. We really appreciate it!!!

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children 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.