I have posted a rather crude layout of my sitting room on my profile. As you can hopefully see, i dont have any longish walls to put a sofa against. I am thinking of 2 x 2 1/2 seaters, but can only think of where to put a corner sofa.
A couple of points - tele is now on wall above fire, and tall bookcase now where tele was. The strange looking thing in the alcove by the door is supposed to be a sideboard
The scribbling next to the door (coming in from hallway) is supposed to show a recessed wall, which has a huge radiator all the way along. I was thinking of a radiator cover for there, but not sure.
the writing at the top of the pic, just my notes really - thinking of putting a folding table in the bay, as only got small kitchen table in table.
errrm, which is the north wall
The only space i can find for a 3 seater is on the left wall, opposite the fire. That only measures 2m though, so it would have to be a small sofa.
Iggi - i think i know what you mean - if i have a corner sofa placed where it is now, one side of it comes right infront of the bay window - so there is no actual wall there (god i am crap at explaining) and the sofa therefore has nothing to lean against. As it is a small room, i worry that it will look daft stuck in the middle of the room
havent got a digi camera, so cant put any proper pics on
Ah, didn't spot that was a bay window. I wouldn't block that off with sofa, they are v.handy for a table (got one myself) as you have suggested. Sofas don't have to lean against anything though, I have a 3 seater against a wall/bookcase, and a two seater that floats in middle of room opposite it. Have you tried giant cut outs of ave sofa sizes and moving them around? Some of those sofas I see on tv ads are massive, there's no need for that unless you're the Waltons IMO.
I think I would stick with a corner sofa.If it was my room I would move the sideboard to the bay with a huge vase of lilies on it.(or put small occasional dining table if you need it)Then I would put the bookcase where the sideboard was.Then bring the corner sofa forward and have it 'around' the fire and put a small lovely chair in the alcove to balance it.Then I would put either a huge mirror or artwork on the wall to the left of the door.If its a period house get a lovely radiator rather than a cover HTH It is difficult without dimensions
thanks noddy. sideboard wont fit in bay, at least not next to the window.
I thought it would get too confusing with dimensions, eg trying to explain which wall is which!
But, i guess at least for where the corner sofa is on pic would help. The wall at right angle to window wall, measured from door to kitchen to window wall is 2m. Then the little bit of wall leading up to the bay is 1m.
Radiator wall is 2m, and i have tried putting the small sofa i have now on that wall, and while it fits, it does mean getting into the kitchen is a bit awkward.
So, thanks for all your thoughts - i guess i will stick with a corner sofa, plus maybe a single chair.