Need Focal Point Ideas in Living Room--No Fireplace
cccllmApril 1, 2013
I have a long living room (1960s Levitt home)...about 20 x 13.5 with 6 ft wide windows on the wall that is 13.5 ft and 4 foot windows at each end of the 20 foot long wall. I have no fireplace and would like some ideas and inspiration for a cozy arrangement with a visual focal point
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studio10001
pics, please.
    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 10:35PM
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cccllm
Hard to add pics....had a house fire and the whole area is black now. I wanted some ideas so I will know what to do as we rebuild. I will try to find some from a similar model.
    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 10:40PM
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Ed
Sorry to hear about the fire. Have you browsed through Houzz to look for other good ideas ? :)
    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 11:00PM
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Jacqueline Hadden
i have a similar-sized room, so may be able to help, buit I do need a picture if you can manage it..
    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 11:07PM
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Darzy
Get a HUGE original art piece that you love. That is always an inspiration for you and a focal point.
    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 11:11PM
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studio10001
Door locations?
    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 11:15PM
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cccllm
THis is not my LR but I have the same layout. There are no windows opposite the large windows. There are 5 foot entryways to the LR on wall opposite the windows on the long wall. Clear enough?
    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 11:31PM
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cccllm
My LR was arranged like this and the we seemed Sooo far apart when sat across from each other.
    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 11:36PM
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    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 11:40PM
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cccllm
Would you put the art on the wall opposite the large window...or between the other windows with the furniture arranged around it??
    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 11:44PM
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studio10001
Generally speaking, your focal wall would be the wall we can't see. You could place your sofa there, or -if a TV is involved - float your sofa mid-room to face a tv area at that point, and build your seating around it.

A second smaller seating area in back left hand corner looks easily done. Or writing desk. Or game table. You get the idea.

A console table at the back of the sofa defines the new "fourth wall" for the main seating area.

Does that seem sensible, so far?
    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 11:48PM
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cccllm
Yes. Very sensible! I wil not be putting a TV in there though. That is why this was so tough, Most of the pictures I see focus on the TV, the fireplace or both. Great ideas. Thank you.
    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 11:52PM
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studio10001
In which case, you might do a comb. of art pieces, and bookshelve units. Feasible?
    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 11:57PM
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cccllm
Feasible. Would you put them on the back/unseen wall?
    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 11:58PM
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studio10001
Conversely, you could also run your main seating area mid room facing the "door wall", with shelving unit, artpieces between the doors. That setup leaves you w more negative space on either end to fill w secondary "stations"
    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 12:00AM
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studio10001
Yes, I'd make the unseen wall the focus wall, and face seating towards it. It keeps your view of traffic from one doorway to the other at a minimum. It comes down to personal preference, though.
    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 12:03AM
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Darzy
You could put a sofa in front of the window with a sofa table behind with a lamp and also bring the furniture off the side walls to cozy up the space so it won't feel so "long" and far apart.
    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 12:03AM
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studio10001
Anything more specific for now?
    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 12:06AM
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cccllm
These are great ideas! Since I have a blank slate...would you use a sofa /loveseat or sofa/chairs?
    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 12:09AM
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studio10001
sofa/ chairs
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cccllm
Thank you!
    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 12:11AM
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studio10001
You're more than welcome. Night,all.
    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 12:12AM
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cccllm
Good night for me to. Thank you ALL again.
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