Ideas for Turning an Odd-Shaped Space into a Cozy Living Room?

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Q: Is there any hope to turn this small living room in to a cozy, welcoming space? The room measures 12X9 with extra angled space near door. Right now my Ikea Klippan love seat, Ikea Tullsta arm chair and my roommate's futon are crammed into the space. I'm not attached to my furniture, but we would like to keep the futon for guests. The paint color is Behr Windwood Spring. Any suggestions on fabric? lighting? decor? window treatments? rugs? color pallet? plants? wall shelves? painting the door? Challenges:

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1.) The floor slopes near the door. 2.) ugly cement protruding unevenly around base of wall 3.) low ceiling 4.) small space difficult to fit and arrange furniture 5.) Window privacy is needed as space is on first floor next to busy street.

On the plus side the room gets lots of natural light.

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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.