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What would you put in this space?

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PhilCollinsFingerWag Fri 21-Feb-20 15:58:00

Please can anybody advise?

There is a space between the staircase and the sofa.
Usually, we put spare cushions and the magazine rack there, but we are buying new furniture, and think the space could be used better.
If it was your room, what would you put in the space?
Thanks in advance 💐💐.

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PhilCollinsFingerWag Fri 21-Feb-20 15:58:45


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HollowTalk Fri 21-Feb-20 15:59:28

Can you show us a picture?

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Fri 21-Feb-20 15:59:33

A console table, with a nice lamp and maybe a little trinket bowl on for your door keys.

HollowTalk Fri 21-Feb-20 15:59:41

Oh cross post!

HollowTalk Fri 21-Feb-20 16:00:45

Does the sofa have to go in that position?

PhilCollinsFingerWag Fri 21-Feb-20 16:03:46

@Hollowtalk, it’s only a small living room, so we can’t put it anywhere else really. If we moved it forward it’d block the door from the kitchen to the living room, as we also have two armchairs.

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PhilCollinsFingerWag Fri 21-Feb-20 16:06:34

@BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz, a console table and lamp is a good idea.

It’s a shame I can’t pull the sofa forward or I’d put a small slim sideboard in it against the staircase.

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Redwinestillfine Fri 21-Feb-20 16:09:39

Floor lamp or a table with drawers facing out with a lamp on top

Lipperfromchipper Fri 21-Feb-20 16:10:48

Tbh I think if you put anything in there it will just look cramped and cluttered...I would leave it. But that’s just me...

HollowTalk Fri 21-Feb-20 16:11:18

I agree - I would leave it clear.

lemontreebird Fri 21-Feb-20 16:23:21

Nice storage box.
Bean bag for extra seating.
Cushion for dog.
Cat 'kennel' for cat. Ours loves his!
Cat tree.
Slim table with lamp. Maybe battery powered? I don't see a socket. Perhaps a shelf below for a storage box.
Toy box.

PixieDustt Fri 21-Feb-20 16:30:09

I would probably put a slim unit in there from Ikea with a lamp on.

Dozer Fri 21-Feb-20 16:34:54

Slim table or storage box.

fedup21 Fri 21-Feb-20 16:40:00

I wouldn’t put anything there.

VanillaSpiceCandle Fri 21-Feb-20 19:02:11

I would leave it empty as it’ll look much clearer and less cluttered. But if you wanted something maybe a shallow shelf so it’s just above the back of the sofa. This is only if you like ornaments, photo frames etc.

purplepingu Fri 21-Feb-20 19:03:14

A houseplant?

LochJessMonster Fri 21-Feb-20 19:05:02

I’d put a tall plant or tall lamp but leave the rest clear

HerRoyalNotness Fri 21-Feb-20 19:05:06

If you had an armchair there instead of the sofa I’d ouf a book case there

TrickyKid Fri 21-Feb-20 19:08:23

I'd leave it clear. Does the sofa have to go there?

Bluesheep8 Sat 22-Feb-20 10:06:53

You can't really put anything there I don't think. It would look silly. Just my opinion.

CurlyhairedAssassin Sat 22-Feb-20 10:12:34

Could you show us the rest of the room? Maybe we could think of an alternative furniture arrangement that you haven’t thought of?

EL8888 Sat 22-Feb-20 13:27:39

Another vote for console table from me

Belindabelle Sat 22-Feb-20 14:28:20

Can you take a photograph showing the sofa and stairs from the front.

Spartonian Sat 22-Feb-20 14:39:17

Lamp or a nice tall indoor plant

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