Awkward entryway. Front door is in center of room. Fireplace with built ins to the left, wall with coat closet on right. Wall straight ahead. How would you set up furniture?
What did you decide for the one color wall paint for the house?
The fireplace, the focal point, has limited space. Start decorating that area with two SWIVEL chairs, and table.
What will be the purpose of this room besides entry and is there another room for gathering & seating? Without knowing that & without seeing the entirety of this room & it’s dimensions, my first thought is any pieces which are entry related be placed on the right with coat closet. It’d be nice to have a table to drop things onto & maybe that‘s a longer console type that sits in front of the window. There’s an outlet handy so a lamp & art could fit in the wall space between door & window. Window treatments will be a factor in furniture placement & I’d suggest inside mount wide blinds. Some kind of bench or chair seating on other side of closet might be useful and nice to have.
Is this the Livingroom, or would it be a parlor of sorts? We need to know the actual function outside of entry so we can help.
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There is an additonal sunroom space in the back of the house that will likely be the main living room, but with the fireplace i feel like this space should have some gathering space. it feels too big for just an wntryway without any seating, but its so akward with the door right in the middle.
@Miki Hopkins As I recall your new house has a pretty large front porch just outside those doors so depending on sun exposure & weather you might find you use this inside space together with the front porch as a social gathering place. I agree that the fireplace invites seating. What I would not do is put a TV in this space at all. The wall that faces door is the first thing seen when entering so I’d think of a WOW piece of art there. Maybe a piece with depth to give the feel of walking into it. Maybe the only area rug is in middle of room in front of door? Maybe only chairs for seating - no sofa or loveseat? To help with furniture sizes, layout etc a room floorplan is essential - all window & door sizes marked as well as wall lengths, room width etc. The doorway by fireplace - what’s that room? And the hallway - where does it lead? More info please & you’ll get lots of detailed help from folks who are great at doing that & possibly providing mock ups for you.
This sounds like a Design Delimma or Home Decorating topic. Seems like our forum mods are lax on proper use of topics, in sub catagories. I could very well ask what type of fire place insert should I get, and place it in furniture.
we need measurements, what is the length and width, how far from the door to the fireplace wall etc, the more we now. and more pictures. if you can do a line drawing of the dimensions that would help.
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I agree swivel chairs by the fireplace to start.
Love the swivel chair suggestion!! We are going with SW Alabaster white for our whole house color (since we could only choose 1). Ill get some measurements back soon. Thanks everyone!
I would not advise SW Alabaster, it can have yellow/green undertones in certain light conditions. We have it and it's very nice most of the time but in the afternoon light it looks like very pale Mountain Dew. Even in full sun on the window sill with the window open...thru the glass even more so. I honestly don't get all the hype about it. I guess SW named it their color of the year once. There are other whites with LRV around 82. Here are some posts on the topic.