Help - opened up kitchen - what to do with living area?
We took down the wall between the kitchen and living room in our small split foyer home. I'm quite happy with the kitchen reno, but I'm agonizing over placement of the furniture in the awkward living area. My husband and I spend all of our time in this room and the TV must stay. I hate the recliner, but my husband really has to have something to recline in to watch TV. I really would like someplace to strech out - a couch or chaise? I don't know what to do with 22 foot long bare wall. Although the room is not large, the space between the chairs and tv seems wasted and awkward. I'd like it to feel more cozy. I've tried every arrangement I can think of. New furniture is not out of the question, I need help! I've thought about love seats, sectionals, 4 chairs, bigger tv cabinet to fill up wall....
The wall with the bay window is 15 feet. The window itself is 92 inches wide and that leaves 44 inches on either side of the window. The column "wall" is 8 feet and the distance to the island from there is 6 feet. The island is 77" wide.
I've been using an on-line room planner, but can't figure out how to save it so I can load it here.
Sorry about the quality of the pictures. None of the colors seem to be consistent or true.