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Planning the right furniture layout for my living room (it’s taken years!)
Have you ever had a room where you just don't know how to lay out the furniture? One with an unusual L-shape, or alcoves, or windows on two or more walls? In most rooms you can just 'feel' where the furniture should go - a sofa across from a fireplace with armchairs beside it just seems right. And, in many modern homes, you can see exactly where the bed should go, because there are two plug sockets either side where your bedside lamps would plug in! But what if your room isn't quote so ease to configure? What if you don't have those handy electrical-socket clues about where to position the bed, wardrobe, sideboard or sofa? That's exactly what my 1950s home is like and it's taken me a while to rejig the furniture until I am now finally happy with every room. I've done my research, read furniture reviews and have tried out multiple options before making a final decision on many of the pieces of furniture and space in my home and here's what I discovered...