Did you glean some furniture arranging tips from yesterday’s post? After pondering things overnight, did you wake up and move furniture this morning? Just wondering…since that’s what happened with me after reading the two links I shared.
Our family room wall configuration is just plain odd. There are three entrances into the room and three traffic pathways. With an exterior double door and large window covering one wall and a fireplace/bookshelf unit covering the second wall, we are left with a three quarter wall and a one quarter wall to work with.
These following pictures were taken before changing the arrangement, traveling clock-wise around the room. Please excuse any and all imperfections. Like I said yesterday, we live here. Our home is not a shrine. It’s our cave, a refuge.
Now for the changes, same rotation.
I moved both chairs away from the sofa…
to the quarter wall (extreme right below) and opening to hallway/front entry.
With no wide-angle camera lens, it appears there’s little space behind the red recliner. We actually have over three feet of clearance there. See how this one change opened up the entire room?
The following day, I decided to move the table Mom 2 gave us from upstairs. It’s our puzzle table, and there’s room to extend the outer drop leaf for more tabletop area.
The small red chair is easily moved beside the puzzle table when needed. I love the versatility of that!
The ladder of blankets has a new spot heading into the back hallway (and may soon move to the upstairs).
There’s another change in store. We’ve ordered a new chair, and my monster chair and ottoman are going into HH’s office. It might seem odd to have two lamp tables there, but I needed more light for reading. I resurrected the old floral lamp from an upstairs closet. (Think it would look better painted?)
Yesterday, I mentioned hiding cords for mid-room lamps. If, like our room, no outlet was built into the floor of your room, you’ll need to extend furniture pieces out from a wall. Run extension cords under furniture to reach lamp tables. Match cords with the floor color as closely as possible, since they might appear in some areas.
It was exposed in a couple of places, and I could have hidden it completely. It just wasn’t really a priority for me, for whatever reason. Did you notice the cords at first glance?
A skirted table to the right of the red chair would hide the white cord perfectly (and the laptop cord). Traditional table skirts extend out and under the edges of chairs to hide cords running along the floor. The basket helped, but obviously I wasn’t aiming at perfection there.
Plants and boxes work well, too. I added this plant so the vine trails down. hiding a mass of cords from the outlet.
A stack of decorative boxes can hide a mass of cords coming from the wall. Prior to the changes, this outlet had several plugs and cords amassed.
This stack of boxes hid it well.A plant accomplishes the same.
New draperies will hide that outlet soon, so see where I stacked those boxes next. There are a hundred things to hide cords and outlets. What do you use most?
I’m sharing this post at Metamorphosis Monday. Come and join the fun!