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Narrow Cape Living Room

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We have a classic cape long narrow living room and would love any help in coming up with a furniture plan. We are planning to buy new furniture but need to keep it on a budget. We already removed the not-actually-built-in bookcase.

The primary use of this space will be for us (2 adults, 2 small dogs) to watch TV or read by the fireplace. Ideally we’d like space for “feet up” TV watching and perhaps separate reading chairs. We also enjoy having a hard top coffee table for snacks activities etc, but I know we don’t really have room for both that and comfy foot rests

Visitors all hang out in our kitchen, which has a comfy sitting area, so this is really just a family space.

We have radiators under the windows so can’t really put furniture under there. We’d really rather not put the TV in front of the windows. We tried the TV above the fireplace and hovering the couch in the middle of the room, and it was “ok” - we thought about replacing the mantle with something shorter to make this nicer?

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