Dear Style Studio Team,

My husband and I just moved into our first home and we are completely clueless on furniture placement and design ideas. We pretty much have a blank slate – as we have budgeted to purchase new furniture for this space. We are really stuck on our living/family/great room.

The room dimensions are roughly 12’6″x17′ and connected to the kitchen. The back wall (measuring roughly 17′) has a fireplace at the center, the wall to the right (measuring roughly 12’6″) has a double window and a door opening to the backyard.

There is a half wall roughly 6′ long by the back door dividing the great room and the kitchen. After the half wall, there is about a 5′ opening to the room, with the remaining 6′ a full wall. The other 12’6″ wall across from the window/door wall is blank.

We are at a loss for where to put any furniture. This is a very important room where we will spend the majority of our time, and we would like to maximize the seating. We like sectional sofas, and the room needs a TV (which cannot go above the fireplace as it is too high).




Sara T layout


Congratulations on your new home! What an exciting new adventure. We are here to help out and think we have created a great layout for your new living space.

Start with our Eaton sofa anchoring the whole space. To the right of the sofa, we suggest adding two club chairs, like our Larkin Swivel Chairs, for television viewing. To the left, place another club chair for additional seating comfort. Since you might have the occasional need of extra seating, bring in a pair of square ottomans and move them as you need them.

Eaton Velvet Sage

Larkin Micro Teal

You have a drink in hand … you need a place for it. So, we suggest adding our Morgan Large Cocktail table in front of the sofa along with two additional tables flanking the sofa. Another great location for a table is behind your sofa, and the Ananda Serving Table is fabulous!

Morgan Large Black

Ananda Serving Black

Your concern about the television can be addressed by placing a media console, from our Vetrina Collection, to the left of the fireplace and then a similar storage piece to the right. These pieces will provide ample storage for all your media equipment and provide a great place for books or a warm throw.

Grand Palais Mirror - Blue Group

Because of the generous space on your left wall, we think it is the perfect space to hang a large mirror to draw in the natural light from the windows. Try our stunning Grand Palais 3 piece Mirror. Now add our Morgan Shelving pieces to the wall as a natural pairing to the mirror. Finish off the space with a comfy club chair for reading.

Thoughtful furniture placement in a room can set the style and tone for how comfortable the room will be … have fun!

Happy Decorating!

The Style Studio Team