One day I'd like to get new furniture for the living room. I've had an idea of how I'd like the living room set up when that time one day comes so I thought I'd try it out with the existing furniture we have.
Here is the previous set up. I realized that I didn't have any pictures that are current of the entire living room so some of these pictures are a bit dated, but you can get the general idea of the setup.
When you come in the front door, the living room is on the left. The couch is on the left wall,
the sliding glass door on the next, the fireplace in the corner,
the TV on the next wall (direct view from the front door, but this picture was taken from the sliding glass door),
and then the shared wall between the kitchen and the living room is where we had the two chairs. They're basically in the direct path from the front door (picture taken from the sliding glass door).
Here's the new set up - view from the hallway.
From the front door:
There's a nice walkway now from the front door to the back of the house:
The DVD cabinet that was by the sliding door has been moved to the corner in the hallway.
It's made the living room feel a lot more cozy. It's also nice to not have to maneuver around two chairs and an ottoman when you come into the house. I'm not sure of the chair over by the fireplace, but it's the only spot for it for now. We'll get rid of them when we get new furniture (which will probably be a couch and love seat set). For the space next to the TV we'll probably move the two bookcases out of the guest room and into the living room. I also want a mirror to put over the fireplace. We're going to find a new home for the picture Jen sent us soon.