Good Questions: Rearranging Furniture in a Basement Condo?

Good Questions: Rearranging Furniture in a Basement Condo?

Colleen Quinn
May 14, 2009

Apartment Therapy DC reader Lena needs help configuring her new condo: "I live in DC and desperately need help trying to figure out how to configure the basement level of my condo. All I have now is a tv stand, an old couch (to be replaced once I figure out what to buy), and two small square lack tables. I like clean contemporary styles...

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So, as you go down there is a fireplace on the corner and really no way to put anything on that wall furniture wise (imo). I can't figure out where to put a sofa or what type of seating to have (sofa or sectional or futon (flex from cb2)) or where to put it. No matter what I feel that I am separating the room as the fireplace is a natural focal point but the tv is as well. I can't put a tv on the fireplace wall since it is a metal firebox from 1985. I do plan to tear out the wet bar and just redo it but please, please give me some ideas on where to put the tv and what type of seating and how to orient everything...

The picture above is my current floor plan. I really need help trying to figure out how to configure this room. Opinions please?"

Lena,

It is a little hard to judge without room measurements, but perhaps consider two separate seating groupings, one focused on the TV and one closer to the fireplace. If there isn't enough space, or you really want just one focal area, then consider putting the TV on the wall between the stairs and the fireplace so that your seating is facing both.

Our readers are certain to have more creative ideas; please post your advice for Lena in the comments.

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