How to arrange a long and narrow living room – part 2
Hello and happy Tuesday. We went to see ‘the house‘ on Saturday. It was stunningly beautiful and the garden was wonderful, but the house needed so much work.. plus it felt overwhelmingly big too. I thought I had an idea of how much the renovation to the house would roughly cost, after seeing it that estimate tripled. It was like one of those enormous haunted houses you see in the movies.
On the positive side, looks like we might be finally getting summer here in South East UK, this weeks weather forecast is promising plenty of sun. I need to wash our garden furniture and find the parasol from somewhere, it’s time to move dinnertime outside!
Living room seating area
I have talked about the TV end of our living room before, here is the other end of our narrow living room.
This side gets less use. Kids read books here sometimes, I have the occasional weekend breakfast or a coffee with a guest. The main function for this part of the room is just to look pretty! We inherited the display cabinet from the previous owners as they didn’t have space for it in their new house. We had no furniture for this room so were happy to keep it.
With the dark wooden floors and the cabinet this end of the living room was looking pretty dark so I chose a natural white sofa and rug to lighten the space up. Glass coffee table keeps the space looking uncluttered and light. Midcentury arm chairs are small and easy to move around, so they don’t make the space look too full of stuff or block the view. We use these chairs for dinner parties as well so they get quite a lot of use.
- white sofa – similar here
- rug – similar in here
- glass table – similar here
- midcentury style arm chair – similar here and here
- vintage storage cabinet – alternative options here and here
- festoon lights – here
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