Connecting Dining Room and Living Room
Dee LindahNovember 10, 2013
Hello all!

I bought an single story house built in 1988 and that has lovely high ceilings. As you come into the front door directly you step down 4 or so steps to a living room/dining room area. My house is u-shaped, and the base of the U is a combined living room w/a fire place, and a dining room that are separated by a low wall/partition - no clue what the real word is for this separation or design.

I'm interested in getting ideas on furniture placement - if there's a way for me to put in a discrete television in the living room (otherwise it will never really be used except for formal visits and for a Christmas tree.

I've attached images from the previous owners due to my own laziness, so please no insults the color scheme, furniture, or fixtures.
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Diane Kremer, ASID CID
Invest in a professional designer for 3 hrs. It will be the best money you will spend. Depending on where you live, it could cost from $100 to $500.
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gardenarian
I would switch dining/living spaces. Put the dining table in the living area, with a couple of comfy armchairs near the fireplace. Guests will sit right down at the table and pull up a chair. Put your sofa and TV in the "dining" area. Place the TV low on the wall that has the partition window thingy and the sofa opposite. You'll get better use of both spaces and still a nice area to put the Christmas tree. Put some plants on the ledge of the partition (they'll be over the TV.)
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caterfran
I like switching living room with dining room. Can you open your table a bit?
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Diane Kremer, ASID CID
Based on the photos, the dining room is very small. So switching the rooms is not an option. Look at the space. The sofa would be too close to the TV and low on the wall will not provide a good viewing angle. Without measurements, difficult to really see what will really work.
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Rugsville
I agree with Diane, you dining area is quite small i think you should shift large things into living area.
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LB Interiors
I would place a loveseat size sofa where the brown one is now. I would put a TV opposite the brown sofa hidden in a cabinet. Two swivel chairs opposite the sofa, to turn toward the hidden TV. I would also place two chairs opposite the fireplace.
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Dee Lindah
@caterfran, that's actually not my table. I have a table that's slightly larger and pulls out - I'll switch them and see what happens. ;)
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