Q: Hi! Our family of 4 (excuse the toys!) just moved into a temporary rental. I am so distraught over the narrow living room which lacks any proper wall space and corners. This is the scene you see when you walk through the front door. I placed the sofa here to try and create an entry space, but it leaves 27" on either side of the couch and I am hating the traffic flow.
The wall to the right is off center from the windows and ends with a doorway. The wall behind where the photo is being taken is about 85" long. The windows on the left have an in-wall heater. Where on earth do I put my 89" couch? Unfortunately, new furniture is not an option as we will return to our home in a couple of years.
Any suggestions on making this a pretty and family-friendly living space while maximizing space would be greatly appreciated!
PS - I'm considering mounting the TV above the fireplace - please don't hate me.
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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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