Lounge/dining room setup - confused what to do next
Hi! I've just moved into my lovely new apartment and would love some advice on how to decorate and configure the area.
It's the main (only) living areas of the apartment and opens up off the kitchen. (PHOTOS - LOTS.. IN COMMENTS FROM ME BELOW THIS ORIGINAL POST)
I'm totally Open to all advice but thought I'd explain what I like/don't like and how I plan to use the space:
*i'm keeping the couch, coffee table, white side table and tv
*in the dining room - the desk is important (I need to work from this space) - but I definitely want to hide the desk from view - I work from home and seeing desk drives me crazy. Ideas?
*dining room table can go (hate it) although like the small size and the dining chairs, which I rescued from street and recovered thanks to my new staple gun :)
* the desk is bulky but I need to keep it cause it's a fancy sit/stand thing - great ergonomics. Need to hide it NOT with that ugly cupboard, which came with the house and I can happily sell. House has plenty of storage elsewhere.
*i love the floorboards, happy with the blinds, and the white walls. Haven't yet put up my art or any books - maybe should build in a bookshelf somewhere? I love books but they are still in boxes (moved in last week!)
*was thinking lots of of plants where that one plant is sitting - like the hanging wall things like this one - www.flowerboxgallery.com.au
*tv needs to stay but I don't think it matters where it goes as I can't find an antenna thing in wall so prob need an electrician in to instal on - i don't watch much tv but when I do it's from the couch. I'd LOVE to disguise the tv in some way not sure what.
*dont really use dining table much - live alone and usually eat around couch and friends visiting do the same (informal, us Aussies!), or in the shared backyard of my building. But I do want to keep a small dining table for odd occassion.
All tips and advice welcome!! I have some budget to buy a few nice bits of furniture or build in a couple of things, not sure how much yet.