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How do I arrange my furniture?

Olivera
last month

Also, I feel like I have too many dark pieces. What can I do to lighten it up? I need to keep the couches and dining room table.
There is a an electric fireplace behind the love seat and no one really watches the tv.

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  • Olivera
    Original Author
    17 days ago

    All of these are lovely!! I thought my rug was coming today but it’s still in Ohio! I can’t wait for this lockdown to be over so I can go to Homesense. Would you like to see the new pillows and the plant in the meantime?

  • bluemarble
    17 days ago

    Nah...

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  • bluemarble
    17 days ago

    Hahahahaha, just kidding! Of course!

  • Olivera
    Original Author
    17 days ago

    Lol! Tomorrow for sure!!

  • bluemarble
    17 days ago

    Ok, great! With all the severe weather, who knows when your rug will get there, so I'll be happy to see some warm and fuzzy pillows. Hope you're happy with the quality.

  • Olivera
    Original Author
    15 days ago

    Here is how it is looking with the new pillow covers, new plant and the new chair :) the pillow covers are really nice! They are 20” x 20”. Looking for a few more pillows to complement. Still waiting for the rug.

  • Cecilia
    15 days ago

    Fantastic! I really love that chair.


  • bluemarble
    15 days ago

    Yes, the chair is very cool and the plants is a great addition! After you get a couple more pillows, maybe consider putting one of the furry ones on the loveseat. They take up quite a lot of room together on the sofa. What color(s) do you want for the others?

  • Olivera
    Original Author
    15 days ago

    Great idea! I was thinking something with some green, blue or maybe yellow to go with the art, rug and dining room chairs.

  • bluemarble
    15 days ago

    Those colors sound great. The room looks so good already! It's crazy how a plant can make such a difference. You chose a good size. It really pulled the art right into the room. Gives dimension.

  • Olivera
    Original Author
    15 days ago

    Thank you! I think the plant is my favourite thing!!

  • Olivera
    Original Author
    9 days ago

    I got my rug yesterday! I love it.

  • Cecilia
    9 days ago

    Its perfect! I love it!!

  • decoenthusiaste
    9 days ago

    Pretty rug, wrong size. It needs to anchor the heavy sofas. I prefer a rug to slip under the front 1/3 to 1/2 of a sofa and extend past its ends by a foot or more. The more leggy chair should sit entirely on it. As is, it will interfere with pulling out the piano bench. Is it too long to turn the opposite direction so it misses the piano and grounds the seating?

  • bluemarble
    9 days ago

    Olivera, it's so pretty! It fits so well with your abstract leanings. The colors are cheerful, and it looks so soft. Is it possible to pull the loveseat's front legs onto it, or will it crowd the sofa?

  • eveuchan
    9 days ago

    I would turn the rug the other direction and place front of couch and loveseat on rug.

  • felizlady
    9 days ago

    Yes, the rug is too small. It should extend under the front third or front half of the seating furniture. Or turn it to serve only the seating area and not extend to the piano zone.
    Do you have another room that needs a rug?

  • Olivera
    Original Author
    9 days ago

    I had many things to consider and this was the best option. I know it’s not ideal but I still love it! I will try to push the rug a bit further under the sofa. Thanks so much for all of the feedback :)

  • rhome410
    9 days ago

    Would it work to swap the sofa and loveseat if turning the rug won’t work? I agree it would look best tucked under both pieces. I love the colors!

  • bluemarble
    9 days ago

    Can we see a close-up of the rug. I want to run my hand over it haha.

    Yes, we had discussed an eight foot width for the sofa, but this one is 7x10. As long as you're happy ; )

    Now for a new table...!

  • bluemarble
    9 days ago

    Is it too much to try turning the rug, Olivera?

  • Cecilia
    9 days ago

    I second trying to switch the sofa and loveseat to see how it looks with the rug as is. If it's not too difficult to try. ;)

  • Olivera
    Original Author
    9 days ago

    I’m going to try all of your suggestions! I was also thinking maybe I can order the same rug in 8.5 x 10 and move this 7 x 10 into my dining room. It’s looking kinda bare :•)

  • bluemarble
    9 days ago

    Great that it comes in so many sizes. Look forward to seeing photos of the different arrangements.

  • PRO
    LB Interiors
    9 days ago
    last modified: 9 days ago

    I love it! It's beautiful! 💖

    I think a 5x8 or 6x9 would be sufficient to allow more open walkway space and become a unit with the sofas only.

    If keeping this size... I would keep it in the same position, just move it all the way under the 3 seater sofa. So that it comes to the end of the loveseat side.

    I think that might feel like it fits better.

    Now, you can add the brighter colors, like blue. Yellow and coral as decorator pillows. I think it would be a beautiful balance of color and interest.

  • Laura Villar
    8 days ago

    following

  • Olivera
    Original Author
    8 days ago

    This is the rug close up.

  • bluemarble
    8 days ago

    Very pretty, Olivera. It's neutral while giving you some colors to choose from for other elements as LB Interiors mentioned. Has a nice little shimmer.

  • PRO
    LB Interiors
    4 days ago
    last modified: 3 days ago

    I love the rug colors! So easy to change accessory colors when you get bored 😁 does it come in a 5 x 8 or 6 x 9?

  • Olivera
    Original Author
    3 days ago

    Glad you all like the rug! Yes it comes in 5 x 8 and 6 x 9. Would I place it just in front of the sofa and loveseat?

  • PRO
    LB Interiors
    3 days ago
    last modified: 2 days ago

    Yes, typically when the 2 sofas are at right angles to each other and the arms are close to each other, a 5 x 8 is good. You only need to add grounding & color there, it does not have to encompass any tables. Being close, the conversation is more convenient. It is also cozier and takes up less space in the room. The room will also feel larger.

    I can't tell the scale of placement to the room, if sofas are farther from one another.

    For storage, you might want to put a credenza or cabinet against the wall behind the sofa in your current placement.

    I think I would lean to switching your sofas. It's atypical due to the long wall, customary to place the largest seating there...but I feel the 3 seater sofa stretches across the narrowest configuration of the room, that it extends into the space that moves into the open areas & pathways, and adding to keeping in mind, the pathway through to the other room.

    With the switch, the rug's shorter depth will bypass the foot traffic and probably, visually, would not be too close and awkward near the piano.

    I'm feeling that the sofas are spread out too far for your room size.

    The room is horizontally longer and narrower at the pathway access.

    I hope this makes any sense, without room dimensions, and seeing it from the photos.

    I'm curious where a 5 x 8 or 6 x 9, would end up, if sofas switched, with the rug only at perimeter of the sofa set?

    You could use painter's tape on the floor to see how it feels.

  • everdebz
    3 days ago

    You don't have to pay attention to this: I think with the angular chair, and with 2 hefty pieces of furniture, another rug would be better.

  • everdebz
    3 days ago
    last modified: 3 days ago

    The chair added so much, that I hate to see its shape be 'lost'...

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  • everdebz
    3 days ago

    The 2 colors in it might blend with wall color and chair.. ?

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  • PRO
    LB Interiors
    2 days ago
    last modified: 2 days ago

    I love that you posted the closeup of the rug! It's so pretty and versatile for choosing accent colors throughout your spaces. You can change out accessories and artwork to fit your mood. Any one of your artwork pieces will work on the solid wall.

    I went back to look more closely at your room photos. I feel the best way to use the space best, is to switch the sofas. The 3 seater extends too far and too close to the dining room as seen in this photo.

    I also feel that switching the fireplace with the piano will feel much better. The piano seems to be deeper than the fireplace., as seen in another photo. The piano appears to jut out too far in the walkway path. Not sure... but I think the fireplace is shallower. It appears that either will fit the 2 wall lengths. Without actual dimensions of the room.... I think it will make a big difference.

    The room pic also shows that there is not enough space for the chair. It would be placed into the dining room wall division space.

    The chair might have a comfortable space, if it were pushed further toward the loveseat if you were to switch the sofas.





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  • Olivera
    Original Author
    2 days ago

    Thank you so much for your comments and your input, Lorraine. Everything you are saying makes perfect sense. Now that I have made the room more inviting, my family hangs out here all the time so the TV is back on top of the fireplace, so I don't think the piano will work under the tv, unfortunately. Your idea of switching the sofa and the loveseat makes sense. To be honest, I liked having no chair (like in the photo above) but I had already order the new chair and I can't return it. We do, however, use the new chair quite a bit though and I think it will work better in the space with the loveseat beside it instead of the sofe. My only hesitation with moving the sofa to in front of the window is that it obstructs more of my window. I love natural light and I hate to block it. Also, when we are all watching tv, it is kind of convenient having the sofa against the back wall. But I do think it will work better in the space. I am definitely going to try it! As far as the rug goes, my sofa is 7.5 feet side and the loveseat is 5', so the 5 x 8 will probably work best. Thanks again so much.

  • PRO
    LB Interiors
    2 days ago
    last modified: 2 days ago

    Olivera, you are welcome! I appreciate your feedback. I totally understand wanting the window view.

    As in everything we have to choose priorities and sacrifice another wish : ) In this room the choices came to window view vs floor space and having the space feel more open and less cramped. Hard decisions for sure.

    With what you mentioned, I would push the loveseat as close to the window as possible. Sofa arms, very close to each other to keep the opening near the dining as open as possible.

    If it was my room, I would mount the TV on the wall, that wall space is the only place for it.

    If your decision for TV is 'not mounted', (mountings are inexpensive), Why wouldn't it be able to sit on the piano? (either fireplace or piano).

    The piano at the TV corner seems like it would be the ideal place for it. (dimensions work better there). Out of the way and does not take up so much space in a pathway. It would make the room feel deeper and more convenient walking around a shallower unit.

    Great chair and luckily it is easy to move. I would place it close to the loveseat, near the TV wall, at an angle facing the dining room. It's easy to move across the room when needed.

    For the rug, the 5 x 8 will work great. With a larger rug, you will also probably find that the rug corner into a pathway will soil so much faster.

    One other note, there are many photos of rooms where the seating group in a room is spread out far from one another. A coffee table sits in the middle of the group, however, if the table is not large enough for all people to reach it or have side tables nearby to put a drink on it, then it is just for show. Keep the seating in a close group, visually feels inviting.

    Thanks again! I hope I helped.

  • Olivera
    Original Author
    2 days ago

    Yes, you helped a lot. I ordered a wall mount for the tv and I will try the piano underneath. Thanks again!!

  • everdebz
    yesterday

    I see the beautiful texture of your rug, and in the sun.... is that a keeper? :)

  • Olivera
    Original Author
    yesterday

    Hi everdebz! Those are some beautiful rugs. I will definitely keep those in mind for future! I am loving this rug that I found. Thank you so much for your input.

  • bluemarble
    yesterday

    Olivera, are you finished with your treatments? Time for celebration? xo

    Looking forward to seeing some of the recommendations from LB put into place. I had wondered (and maybe we discussed it at one point) if the sofa and loveseat could be swapped, but thought the sofa would crowd the fireplace. If no crowding, then the rug would fit the sofa better on the long side.

  • fussybutt01
    yesterday

    Olivera, wow what a transformation! Your room looks so much bigger, lighter, and more inviting. I have a similar space that is challenging me. (Will try in my space some of the suggestions made to you ). Beautiful job!! 💕 Can’t wait to see the final touches.

  • Olivera
    Original Author
    yesterday

    Hi bluemarble, yes I had my last treatment this week! Woohoo! I am so happy and I am now starting on my healing journey. To be honest, my energy is low and I am temporarily taking a break from rearranging furniture, but I promise I will and post for you all to see. I cannot tell you grateful I am to all of you for your help and your kindness through this difficult time. It actually makes me emotional. You have inspired a new passion for home interiors as I have experienced firsthand the power it can have on your spirit and how it can bring a family together. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!

  • bluemarble
    yesterday

    💃🏻 Yay! Great news for you and your family. You are so kind and gracious, and I think you made a smart choice for yourself during this challenging time to reach out and be creative. A home has much to offer us when we give it some attention. We are thrilled to give you some attention, and thank you for sharing this little piece of your journey.

    Definitely take some time to rest and heal. We’ll be here❣️

  • Olivera
    Original Author
    14 hours ago

    I got some help moving the furniture and tried Lorraine’s suggestions :) I moved the loveseat right up against the window to make the room appear wider. I pulled the rug under the couch and moved the chair beside the fireplace. I also added a couple of coral pillows that I had. I can always move the chair if I need to and the walkway between the living and dining room is clear. I am liking this!

  • Olivera
    Original Author
    14 hours ago

    Thanks for all the kind words!

  • bluemarble
    11 hours ago

    Looks really nice...like you're getting ready for spring!

    Any closer to deciding on a table? Let us know if you need help browsing.

    Your dog is so cute. ; )

  • Olivera
    Original Author
    8 hours ago

    Thanks bluemarble :) he is such a ham. Loves to be in every shot! I am taking my time with the coffee table. The one we have now doesn’t bother me as much now that everything else looks better. I’ll share a couple that I have seen that I liked.

  • bluemarble
    8 hours ago

    Sorry, I wasn't trying to push yours to the curb! Well, maybe I was because I thought you said it was broken haha. By all means, take your time.