I am having maddening difficulty coming up with an arrangement for this room that I am truly satisfied with. The room is a “den” next to my bedroom. I rarely use it, except if there is a party here and a group has spilled into the other room (like that ridiculously cool-looking room in Superbad where those guys do cocaine and Michael Cera sings “These Eyes” for them.) However I have been given a bigger and better TV, and will be getting a PS3, and want to set them up in this room.
It’s a good cozy room. My living room is at least twice its size, and I never use it for anything. Its only purpose is for people to gather if I have friends over. There is a TV there that isn’t even plugged in. There’s a big couch, and some other stuff. It is too much of a wide-open space for me to feel comfortable in.
The den is where I want to set up the TV and the PS3. The only thing is, I can’t for the life of me come up with an arrangement that puts me close enough to the TV, and at the same time makes the room comfortable and organized logically. The couch in the room is really comfortable and has a huge ottoman; I would like to be able to play PS3 or watch TV on that couch, but it is just a little too far away, and I like to be really close to the TV. As you can see from the diagram I made, I put the TV in the corner diagonally, and the recliner facing it, diagonally. This works, for playing video games on that TV, but in the overall context of the room, it’s just somehow not right. It makes it so that people sitting on the couch can’t really see the TV evenly. And it also kind of takes up too much space, I feel.
If I move the TV so it’s facing the couch, it can’t be seen straight-on from the chair. If I move it facing the recliner, it can’t be seen straight on from the couch. I actually wish the room was smaller so that I would be closer to the TV when sitting on the couch, and I could just remove the recliner entirely, or move it to the upper right hand corner and have it facing the lower left, and use it as a reading chair with no connection to the TV or TV-related activities whatsoever.
Room floor plan that I drew.
Could someone with good interior design sense take a look at that picture and tell me how they would arrange things?