Would You Maximize Space or Brooklyn Bridge Views with Living Room Layout?

Would You Maximize Space or Brooklyn Bridge Views with Living Room Layout?

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Regina Yunghans
Oct 17, 2013

Q: My wife and I disagree on our current living room layout. We have a large, roughly 18' x 18', living room with 14' ceilings and three windows, two of which have views of the Brooklyn Bridge. The pics show the current orientation of the furniture, facing north to take advantage of the view.

I prefer this orientation, but the layout is a lot smaller that way. The two smaller windows face west. My wife wants to place the TV between those windows and orient the living room that way, which will maximize the space. (This is the layout shown in the third photo below.) But you lose the view of the Brooklyn Bridge that way.

Add to this the fact that my wife prefers symmetry (no weird angles), requires the TV to be centered with the sofa, and doesn't want to buy or build anything new just yet.

Please help! Any advice would be most welcome.

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