We're moving soon! Yay! Our new house has a difficult room, though: a long, narrow sunken living room that is making it difficult to plan. How can we best make use of the space?
This is the floor plan of the room in question.
It's 20' 6'' x 10'.
The entryway at the top of the picture is the step up into the kitchen and dining area, so we can't put furniture in front of that. On the bottom left, there's a window; at the bottom right, french doors out into the backyard.
We want an area to sit, and will probably spend a fair bit of time watching TV in here, too.
The obvious choice (and the way the previous owners have it) is to put a couch at one end, and the TV at the opposite end. That's all well and good, but it limits the amount of seating area we can have for when we have visitors. We are okay with having some free floor space; with a baby on the way, we'll probably welcome it before too long.
We currently own a couch, a love seat, and an Eames-style lounger, but were planning on getting a new couch and do have a rec room downstairs.
I'm hoping AskMe has some suggestions or can point me to some inspiration for how to best use this space.