Which "Living Room" Should Be My "Dining Room?"

Which "Living Room" Should Be My "Dining Room?"

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Regina Yunghans
Nov 6, 2014
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Q: I just moved into a new apartment and am having trouble deciding how to best set up a couch and kitchen table. I don't have an eat-in kitchen, but I do have two "living rooms" that join each other by a double-wide doorway with the doors removed. The rooms are of equal size although one has a closet that cannot be blocked.

The front door opens directly into the first living room which then leads into the second and down the hallway to the kitchen. It would make sense to put the kitchen table in the room closest to the kitchen (the second living room) but I don't know what wall would fit the couch in the first room due to the front door and closet that cannot be blocked. I'm not opposed to making the second living room the room with the couch and having to walk through it from the kitchen to get to the kitchen table but am wondering how to configure everything so that it is cozy but so that there is room to walk through when needed. Any advice is much appreciated. Excuse the mess in the photos!

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