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Living room life
You are not alone in your frustration with the shape of your room. Many homeowners face this challenge, and there is always a workable solution. Cathedral ceilings are beautiful and add character to any room, while also making the space feel larger. When choosing a furniture arrangement, you must first choose a focal point. In this room, would you like the focus to be on the fireplace? Is there going to be a television? Whatever the focal point, arrange the furniture around it. One big key is to remember that furniture does not have to go against a wall. Sofas and chairs are perfectly acceptable when floating in a room. Visit bhg.com/decorating/arrange-a-room to create your room and furnishings virtually. Try several variations—virtually, on paper or with the actual pieces—until you discover what works for you. Remember to place furniture in a comfortable position for social interaction and far enough away from entryways to allow for easy movement.
Hey there- Think you could take some pictures and upload 'em here? I'd be happy to pass them on and show them to our decor gurus so we can get you some helpful hints.