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newo1119
Having trouble with fireplace in the corner of cathedral ceiling living room
   
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annnw3

At first, in my new house which has a large open-plan layout, I couldn't understand why guests always gravitated to the kitchen island or the dining table or even the patio instead of the two comfortable sofas and two comfortable armchairs in the livingroom space. I practically had to round them up like a sheepdog to get them into that area.

Finally I asked a guest what the problem was. He said "Maybe the seats are too far apart for easy conversation?". Duh. So I moved the two armchairs closer to the sofas and swapped out the coffee table for a much larger one and....voila!

A few days later my handyman, who came to install something in another room, looked over at the livingroom and remarked (unprompted) "That's a very welcoming space". Later I had 3 girlfriends over and instead of sitting at the island as usual, they settled themselves down in the livingroom without a word from me. I was amazed. Such an easy fix.

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m8bward
Some of these are really good examples...but that first one makes me laugh...not a good example. Put a large potted plant in the corner...and you have this puny little thing on the corner..hehehe.
   

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