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trashsparkle

Great ideas here - always interested in how other people deal with this challenge. My front door is straight into the lounge. Some neighbours arrange theirs as a "traditional" room; a sofa against the wall at right angles to the door, so need to zigzag round it. Others reverse the 2 reception rooms - straight into a hardly-used dining room, with lounge in the back room next to the kitchen. I went for 2 distinct zones - sofas facing each other either side of the chimney breast, large square rug between them, slim console-style shoe unit and mirror behind the door as a "hall" area with the uncovered flooring as "direction strip" from the door to the rest of the house.

Incidentally, the pot plant idea is a good one - though maybe only The Borrowers could hide behind the size of plant in that photo :)

   
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maisyfi
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Heather Griffin

LOVE that custom console with the wallet/key tray. Brilliant.

   

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