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Hi, Our family room is 21.5long and 12'wind at the  center of room where the fireplace is.  Next to the fireplace on each side are notches that are deeper to make those areas 15.5wide.  We just put in a new bay window across from the fireplace.  we had our couch in front of old window with end tables on each side with lamps, a tapestry covered chair on walk in side of room and a matching leather chair and ottoman on the far side of room (the couch is leather).  Now what do we do to show off our new window?  we also have a coffee table, area rug ,  armoire with tv in far corner ( on fireplace wall.  HELP  thanks  jane

Hello Jane,

Thanks for your question. You've got a focal point battle royal! I've sketched out your room and I think, since you state you don't want to put the sofa in front of the window again, that you might want to consider angling the sofa facing the TV armoire. Without a complete floor plan, it's tough to determine an exact layout.

As you work through this, also consider that you can highlight the window with amazing curtains and window treatments.

Best of luck - feel free to contact me if you'd like to provide some more specific information about the room ( like doorways...)

Good luck!!


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I am an Interior Redesign Industry Specialist. I can answer questions about furniture selection and placement, color selection and accessory and art placement. I can also answer questions regarding textile selections and window treatments. I specialize in interior redesign - creating fresh interiors out of what you already own.


I been decorating for the past 10 years - for myself, friends and family - and recently established my own firm - Design Intervention - to begin my professional career. To learn more about me, please visit my website at I have been involved in design for a long time - most recently I designed and handcrafted my own line of accessories.

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