By Mj -

Ask: Decorating tips for a narrow living & dining area that's open on one side

Hello, I've recently purchased a small condo (49.5 sqm) and the open living + dining area is driving me nuts!

Because the other side is open (to kitchen and restroom) I'm finding it really hard to decorate the space. It doesn't help that a walkway cuts through as space as well

Im Basically torn between two design setup:

Design 1:

Love seat and 2 armchair facing each other. I feel this design makes smaller what is already a small space and it blocks the flow of the room. However it does make avail a TV and is conducive for interaction.

Design 2:

sofa against the wall. Takes advantage of the natural flow of the room and maximizes space. This totally does away with a TV though and also might lack seats for the inevitable guests and therefore is not too good for holding conversation.

I even tried modsy but after coming up with umpteenth variations I'm still not sure what would work best.

Help please!

By dazed and confused



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