Last night I dreamt about furniture. Specifically, I was helping a friend figure out how they were going to arrange 4 sofa sets in their home.
That’s a sofa with a love seat.
And in my sleep, I kept thinking, “if only they weren’t so ugly, this would be easier”. Because if you are trying to arrange 8 large pieces of furniture in a room, the obvious problem is the fabric, right? But in dreamland, my brain kept trying to work thru fabric choices that would be so much better. Then it all overflowed into fabric choices for the new chair in our family room.
This can only mean two things: 1) It’s time for me to put down the design magazines. 2) An updated post on our living room situation is seriously overdue.
For those that are new around here, last month I shared about our new sectional and our hopes for a new coffee table and overstuffed chair.
Last night, I was literally dreaming about this chair. But in blue.
Sadly, Tyson doesn’t love it for our space. So the hunt continues…
But let’s talk about what happened to our old red sofa.
A few of you mentioned what great condition it is in for being 16 years old and I totally agree. With our oldest wrapping up his junior year in high school, we know we want to hold onto it for a few more years instead of sending it to Goodwill or Craigslist-ing it. It’s a sofa sleeper and could be a good starter piece for someone’s new apartment…. someday… WAY down the road. But I digress.
Anyhow, we moved the red sofa to the “formal” living room and I’ve fallen in love with it all over again. The sofa is really comfortable and the larger piece invites more people into the area to just hang out.
However, we have an interesting problem. We can’t decide on the actual furniture placement for the room. Over the last month, we’ve lived with it in several variations and we are still undecided. If we were to remove everything and design the area with an unlimited budget, we know exactly what we would do. However, for one reason or another, all of the pieces need to stay in the space and that makes things tricky.
Here’s what we are looking at:
Option 1: Open Layout
We can place the sofa along the wall and have an open sitting area. This layout allows you to be see everything in the house and feels very open and inviting. It also feels like everything is jammed up against the wall.
Option 2: T Layout
We’ve also considered floating the sofa, T-ing it out from the wall. It creates two distinct areas (a living room and a dining room) and provides an intimate sitting space to enjoy. It also feels like the room is more cut-off, but it’s nice not having everything up against the walls.
So there you have it. The set-up for my very first poll. Help a sister out and vote because we could seriously use your input. We want to know which is YOUR favorite layout!
If you have additional comments or suggestions, I seriously want to hear those too.
How do you handle weird decorating dilemma’s? Do you drag your family and friends into the fray? Do you have odd dreams or get your husband to move furniture all over the house until you reach a resolution? My guy is the best!