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Living room with little wall space

Cynthia V
last month

Hi, all

We're in the process of buying our first home together. It's a leasehold apartment, so I can't change anything structural (nor will have budget for that), but the place is in good condition and I'm just thinking about how I can decorate it.

My main concern is the living room. It's a nice space with access to a little balcony, very bright. But because it has 2 floor-to-ceiling windows plus the entrance door, it doesn't have much empty wall space for the traditional sofa-sofa-TV layout, so I'm struggling to think how I would arrange the furniture.

Currently, we just have 1 tall bookcase (https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/liatorp-bookcase-white-00116595/ ) and a TV stand (https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/brusali-tv-bench-white-30439773/ ). Since we have a fair bit of furniture that needs to be purchased, I thought it would be good to have some ideas before, to then decide what I need to buy.

We don't have nor plan on having kids, so might not need a full set of sofas. I've been thinking about just 1 larger-ish sofa and then a couple of armchairs for guests, perhaps? But don't know if that would look nicer.

Then of course there's the TV, which needs space (ours is a bit bigger than the one in the photos below).

I don't know if the sofa or armchairs in front of the window (or partially?) would look good, considering it's not a huge space.

Really stuck with ideas, here... Any suggestions would be super appreciated :)

Thank you!

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