Which Room Should Be the Living Room?

Which Room Should Be the Living Room?

Janel Laban
Apr 21, 2010

Q: I'm moving out of a hellhole into a "4 room" apartment in NYC on May 1st. However, I have an issue with the layout (larger image below) and would love some help. There are two rooms off the entry/dining area that I want to use as a living room and a bedroom. The current tenant has room 2 as the bedroom and room 1 as the sitting room-meaning you have to walk through the bedroom to get to the living room. This is due to the large closet in this room.

However, I think layout wise (not accounting for the closet), it makes more sense to have the bedroom as room 1 and the living room as room 2. But, with a TV, how do you arrange the space.

I'm currently thinking of two options. One, turning the sofa with its back to the closet, creating enough room for a walkway and position the TV against the solid wall. Or two, using the smaller front closet to smoosh in all my clothes and turning that larger closet into an entertainment hub to hold the TV, dvds, books. Neither of me really makes me happy. The room, I think is too narrow to make it a sideways arrangement.

Any ideas?

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