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Emily
Please excuse mess since I've only just finished with builder and haven't decorated yet. Been putting stuff back in this room and am sharing because I've put the sofa on a 45 degree angle to the room. I've done it this way so the sofa doesn't have its back completely to the fire but also so I can look out the SW window. 45degree angles take up more space but in certain rooms I think it works.
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Joanna Biddolph

What I can never understand is people who have two or three sofas and push them up against the walls leaving a vast useless space in the middle. My favourite layout is the the two sofas facing each other with coffee table in the middle; we had this at home when I was growing up and I was lucky to inherit the sofas and coffee table. Stupidly I got rid of the sofas when I moved - biggest mistake I ever made. I thought they were too low and didn't think that I could have had them adapted and made higher. Lessons learned ... don't abandon good furniture!

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Angela Barrett

I love your mirror wall Emily. I'm planing the same in my living room.

   

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