Living Room Layout Suggestions?

Living Room Layout Suggestions?

Aaron Able
Feb 17, 2010

As part of tonight's Meetup with Amy Helfland, Maxwell and the crowd will be contributing suggestions to help one member from the group solve his or her design challenge. If you can't make it tonight, here is your chance to contribute! Tonight's challenge comes from Paula…

Name: Paula
Location: Stuyvesant Town,NYC
Room: Living room
Size: 12' x 18'
Years lived in: 5 months

Problem: I need this room to have a more cohesive look. I find the use of color, lighting, artwork and accessories the most challenging. I'd like to add some sparkle and glamour. Should I paint an accent wall? Or change the room color all-together? I am also interested in adding more depth and interest with a rug and/or patterned fabrics. If I showed you the swatches of fabric I am considering, you might fall asleep on the spot (zzz). I just want to finish the room in a way that is interesting and stylish!

The furniture is not really to scale and the layout of the room is a bit more cramped than it appears on the floor plan. Here are the dimensions of the furniture:

Daybed: 78" wide by 29"
Coffee table: 49" x 32"
2 chairs: 23" square
Favorite chair: 30" square
TV cabinet: 45" wide x 16½" deep
Credenza: 89" wide by 19" deep
2 ottomans: 24" square

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