I've shared a layout of my current lounge but something doesn't bode right. I'm wondering if there's anyone here who could give me some suggestions on arranging my furnitures? Thank you!
@Melanie Pope i think i shouldve bought the smaller one. I bought the largest one lol. Now im having issues trying to find a suitable spot for it.
The blue error is the main entrance and do find it odd that when you walk in the first thing you see is the couch
I don’t think it’s odd to see a sofa in a lounge room. Can you post actual pics? Does the room need improved functionality or is it just appearances that bother you? I’d probably switch the chair and the sofa and see what that looks at.
Lounge room layout help needed!
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Can u centre the couch on one wall and the cabinet on the other. Swap big chair to other side of window and out small chair there. Ditch the small rug. One side table next to small chair and one in top left corner next to couch,
@Kate there's no rug in there! haha i think you're referring to the rectangle "wood" which is my work desk! but thats a great suggestion!
Can you take a photo as I don't believe anyone thought that was a desk next to your wedged in couch.
I would put your cabinet into window bay. I would swap the oversized single chair to the other side. I would put your desk and chair closer to the window on the right hand wall. I would centre your small lounge and put the ottoman on the right side. Add a nice tall plant to the left hand side of small lounge. But as said, photos of room would be good.
Hi all so did abit of shifting just experimenting with an open layout:
Why not place the desk looking out the window? I'd keep couch and book case where they were although centre couch a bit more.
I like that. You could also angle the couch. It doesn’t have to be hard against wall.
@Kate like this ?
That was quick. How do you like it.? That’s what important
@Kate lol! wasnt hard! it does make the area feel abit cosier. I just put the standing lamp behind the couch or else it feels really empty and weird there.
So the issue is the current set up gives me a feeling that this is not a "permanent' set-up. Im not quite sure how to put it down in words but in a nutshell, i think i could improve on the layout. Ive drawn up a couple of options before i decide on the final configuration:
Thanks so much everyone for all your input!
I don't think the room is big enough for the ottoman. I'd get rid of that
I don’t think walking into your entry and straight away seeing that bookcase full of stuff. I would rather walk in and look at the lounge.
Can you change the book case. Hiding the desk and bookcase behind the shorter walls either side of entry may help
good point! @Kate 's recommendation - I can't move the bookshelf behind the shorter wall either side of entry because part of the bookcase will be exposed. The bookcase is wider than the short walls on both side. The 1st pic is the bookshelf "hidden" from entry by placing on the right corner. .2nd pic is just swapping.positions with the desk and the bookshelf - although i think i may like the 2nd one more. I think my bookcase just needs a bit of a clean up :)
Hi. I’d just love to know how you’re finding the swivel chair and whether it’s worth getting an ottoman as well?
Thanks. What brand is it?
@Melanie Pope its from Plush - https://www.plush.com.au/occasional-chairs/snuggle-chair
Thank you so much 😊
the chair is stunning. I wasn't meaning move the large bookcase I was thinking replacing it with smaller versions that provide you more flexibility in location.
You could try something like this, moving the desk to the other wall so not to look at it when entering the room and create a nook for reading and chatting with chairs and bookcase grouped together
@siriuskey thats a great idea! my concerns are:
1) desk position - when i first moved into this house, that was where i moved my desk. Over time i found that section quite "lonely" because i was always facing a corner. I did not quite enjoy it hence i moved my desk to the opposite wall.
2) Sofa + ottoman - if only my furnitures were on the scale of your drawing, haha! Unfortunately they are quite large if you scale them properly. See the revised floorplan below to match your design.
Thank you very much for taking the time to sketching that out for me!
This room seems to have an identity crisis. I'm assuming you have another living room where you watch TV etc. I would style the room as purely a den/study not a family lounge room.
The snuggle chair is a show stopper and I would have it opposite the front door as you walk in.
I would declutter the bookshelf so there's nothing on top and it's more of a display case for the models. I'd place it next to the snuggle chair, as in your picture above.
Then I'd put the desk in your preferred position (diagonally opposite the snuggle chair). It's important you're comfortable while you work.
I'd place a smaller cube storage, maybe a 3x4 Kallax, in the corner behind the doorway. This should take the overflow from the bookshelf and work files etc.
I would completely remove the lounge and ottoman, it's lovely, but I don't think it fits.
If there's room you could place a smaller occasional chair in the corner near the , but I'm not sure you need it.
As others have suggested previously, the ideal spot could possibly be in front of the window for your desk, but I thought it would also work on the left of the doorway which you could have views to the left and out the window and then to the right for a view down the passageway.. Walking in through the front door and looking at a messy desk work area isn't ideal.
If I have a desk facing onto a wall I always suggest placing a mirror on that wall so you can still see what's going on behind you.
You didn't show or mention using a TV in that room, just several computer screens, so I think the layout above works except for the file sitting in front of the window, could you fit a file under the desk when not using and just pull out when needed (wheels)
I have enlarged the armchair, it's OK to have it protruding out into the opening from the passageway, the desk is now in front of the window as well for you to see.
thank you so much, everyone for the suggestion!
@jess892222yes decluttering the bookshelf is a challenge especially dealing with the Lego sets at the top! Was wondering if I should get a separate cabinet (IKEA glass display ones) but that means i'll have more furniture pieces to slot in this space :( Also im not a fan of floating shelves (especially for Lego sets!).
@siriuskey ill try moving my desk to face the bottom left corner wall. Im trying to avoid placing the desk by the window because it brings so much sunlight (also my desk is a sit/stand desk so this blocks even more sunlight). As per my response to @jess892222, ill move my desk to the bottom left corner to see how it goes. Thanks so much again for the sketch!