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Help! I need to update my difficult den!
March 25, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I need some new furniture and a new room arrangement for my den. I have to work around 2 difficult issues: the lovely 1960's freestanding fireplace (love it/hate it?), which takes up WAYYY too much otherwise-very-usable space, and the drum-shaped (I kid you not) stairwell behind the couch that hides a spiral staircase. This room is "connected" to the kitchen and it's the main pass-through from front door to back door, so lots of traffic and it's where everyone congregates! The open "closet" is sort of our mud room/coat closet/catch-all spot. I need to replace the couch and want to recover and keep the club chair with ottoman (although it could go in another room). I also need to figure out where to put a flat screen TV. Which wall? Should I get rid of the old kitchen hutch? What new furniture pieces should I buy and how do I arrange them? What size and style couch? Or skip couch and get overstuffed chairs? I want to increase seating and allow for traffic flow. I need casual but durable furniture (2 kids and a dog).