Living Rooms: Ripe for fixing!

I love living rooms. They are usually not too cluttered and I can usually sink my teeth in to some layout options. A lot of living rooms are set up the way that movers place furniture - not the best configuration for the space. There's nothing better than finding a better layout for furniture which increases the useability and feel of a room. 

 The layout of the couches in this room made the very large space seem much smaller than it was. It also left a big part of the room hard to access and easy to clutter. The client liked to have guests weekly in this space, which was hindered by the lack of space. 

The layout of the couches in this room made the very large space seem much smaller than it was. It also left a big part of the room hard to access and easy to clutter. The client liked to have guests weekly in this space, which was hindered by the lack of space. 

 We created two distinct zones in this room (which the client wanted) and this freed up a lot of space. There was a dedicated reading/singing zone for the piano and a much larger sitting space near the relocated TV. 

We created two distinct zones in this room (which the client wanted) and this freed up a lot of space. There was a dedicated reading/singing zone for the piano and a much larger sitting space near the relocated TV. 

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 This room suffered from floating clutter as nothing really had its own space. There was limited conversation space in the 'living' section and the table (which was rarely used) took up far too much of the room.

This room suffered from floating clutter as nothing really had its own space. There was limited conversation space in the 'living' section and the table (which was rarely used) took up far too much of the room.

 There is nowhere for toys to be stored, there is too much furniture crammed in to 1/3 of the room and the large white couch actually blocked the beautiful view of the harbour/impeded the walking flow of the room.

There is nowhere for toys to be stored, there is too much furniture crammed in to 1/3 of the room and the large white couch actually blocked the beautiful view of the harbour/impeded the walking flow of the room.

 There are now multiple flows around the room from rearranging the couches. We opened up a lot of space for movement. We even created a new zone by arranging the couch to back on to the white one - the nanny used that couch a lot with the toddler who spent a lot of time in the space. 

There are now multiple flows around the room from rearranging the couches. We opened up a lot of space for movement. We even created a new zone by arranging the couch to back on to the white one - the nanny used that couch a lot with the toddler who spent a lot of time in the space. 


 Before view of an unused living space with clutter. A lot of potential, beautiful furniture. 

Before view of an unused living space with clutter. A lot of potential, beautiful furniture. 

 The after shot of the same room - a lot of potential finally used! 

The after shot of the same room - a lot of potential finally used! 


 Living Room View One: a lot of cluttered space and walls with mouldy furniture. 

Living Room View One: a lot of cluttered space and walls with mouldy furniture. 

 View two of this living room. We ended up discarding a lot of the CD's, although the DVD's remained. 

View two of this living room. We ended up discarding a lot of the CD's, although the DVD's remained. 

 We moved the TV as the room was very long and its location previously had limited the viewing angles. The client wanted an adult set up in the room, as the children had their own space in another dedicated play space. 

We moved the TV as the room was very long and its location previously had limited the viewing angles. The client wanted an adult set up in the room, as the children had their own space in another dedicated play space. 

 Other angle of the room. 

Other angle of the room.