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Design ideas for open living room/dining room
February 8, 2013
Moving into a new house! The living room is 22 x 13 and the dining room is 12 x 11. See my rough sketch and a few photos. I would like to create two seating areas in the living room. 1) A reading corner with bookshelves and two comfy chairs at the end opposite the fireplace, near the foyer. I would love to have built-in bookshelves or shelves that look built-in. Is the space there large enough? I would put one large rug here. 2) The other seating area to be more centered toward the fireplace. I would put another large rug here. Note that we have lovely floor to ceiling windows that I do not want to block. As you can see, it is an open space. The style of the fireplace doesn't thrill me, and I'd like to at least get a new surround. Don't want a TV or media center, but a music corner would be nice -- we have many CDs (6 nice, wood towers), and a lovely wood chest for the player. Maybe frame some album or CD covers and hang on the wall in that area, if there's space. Budget is NOT unlimited ;-) Your ideas we very much welcome! Thank you.