Can our apartment be functional and still look nice?
February 12, 2006 10:47 PM Subscribe
Is there any aesthetically pleasing way to arrange two computers (and desks, office chairs), a TV (and table), and a big comfy couch in a single room. I'm always embarrassed at the ugliness of my functional apartment when people come over.
posted by croutonsupafreak to home & garden (20 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My boyfriend and I are media nerds. We live together in a smallish apartment, with one central living/gathering space. It's just about the first thing you see when you walk in the front door.
The room has two long walls, one short wall, and opens to the kitchen where the other short wall would be. Right now, we have a computer & desk on the short wall. A second computer/desk is next to the TV & TV table on one long wall. The large red couch couch is against the other long wall, facing the TV.
The room meets our lifestyle needs -- we can both surf the web at the same time, and still watch TV. Or one/both of us can sit on the couch and read, watch TV, nap, play with the cats, etc. But it's sooooo ugly, even with the pretty red curtains and art on the walls.
Most of the time I don't think about it. But I cringe every time someone comes over.
Is there any way to have so many screens in one place, and arrange it all a little better?
We love our couch, but might be willing to invest in new TV/computer furniture, if it would help things.