Need help updating a living room
October 21, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I have a very long narrow living room and am struggling with ideas on how to break up the room but also create a cozy tv viewing area. Also it has wood paneling so any recommendations on painting it. Thanks for any input.
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Hi Kim, pics and even a floor plan would be helpful as it's hard to recommend without seeing where doorways and windows are, or whether there is a fireplace in the room, which is usually the focal point of a room.

In general, if you have enough length to use about 12' to create a TV zone and use the sofa as the divider, you could then put a console behind the sofa and use your remaining space to create a conversation area. Depending on the size of this area, you could maybe have two swivel gliders or arm chairs angled toward each other with a 30" round table between them. These would probably be on the far wall and would more or less be facing the console.

Hope this helps!
October 21, 2013 at 1:52AM      Thanked by kimbodickinson
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Lampert Dias Architects, Inc.
You also asked about painting the paneling. Old wood paneling can look very good painted white or a light grey color. We have a remodel project where we left the paneling in the living room and painted it white. It looks very good.
October 21, 2013 at 2:35AM      Thanked by kimbodickinson
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