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Hi:

Is there a particular type of furniture that you'd recommend for a 'small' livingroom/dining room...approx 13'X 21'........dry wall........not painted yet?

Thanx,

Paul

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Hi Paul,

Because your space is on the small side, make sure that your furniture is on the small side as well.  Scale means everything in a small space.  Stay away from "overstuffed" or high-backed pieces.  Straight line sofa (2 cushion or small 3 cushion) in a solid color will give you the most flexibility.  Add to that 2 small chairs, i.e., "slipper" chairs (low back, little or no arms but upholstered) will give you seating without eating up a lot of space.

One of the biggest problems people have is putting large scale furniture in a small space.  This is not the spot for a large lazy-boy, but there are some recliners out there that have a more diminutive size.

Put your sofa on the longest wall too.  That will make the space feel larger.  For dining, opt for a round glass table with 4 chairs.

Hope this helps you, and thanks for writing me.
Regards,
Jenny

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