I could really use some advice for my new living room. The problem is the room is not just a living room, but also a passageway through the house. Also it has a fireplace on one wall, a recessed TV nook on another wall and a bar from the kitchen on another side. What I'm trying to figure out is a layout that will allow for enough flow but also enough seating. I've attached a picture of the room for reference. Anyone interested in helping with some layout ideas?
How about a couch floating toward the TV and a love seat with it's back toward the kitchen bar? L shaped sort of. Or a sectional used the same way. You need to get from the porch door to the kitchen, so furniture would have to "float" or be pulled out to walk behind.
Good suggestions, all. I'm not sure where additional lighting would be yet. I'm leaning toward the L shaped sectional idea and not providing a direct diagonal from the kitchen, since that will open up the room to every other passage. Maybe that will discourage eating in the living room?
I like the idea of the floating set up and certainly an electrical plug in the floor is an asset, not a deficit. But maybe you might also want to simply consider the usual set-up of the l-shaped sectional in front of the window and facing the TV. The only problem I see with that is the glare from the window when watching TV during the day. Other than that, it seems to be the least problematic.
keep a 3 ft. walkway in front of the TV.extending to each side. Put the sofa in front of the window sit with 3 ft. in between. The window seat additional seating for watching TV. I would made cushions the same color as the sofa for the window seat. Chairs on each side of the sofa.