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I am stumped. My livingroom is 13 by 17. There are five doors in the room - the front door is in the center of a 17 foot wall; one end of the room has two closets and a fireplace that take the entire 13 feet. On the 17 foot wall opposite the front door, there are two doos leading into a hall - the doors are on each end of the seventeen foot wall. There is only one wall without an opening - the other 13 foot wall. Oh - on the wall with the front door are also two sets of double hung windows, which take up the rest of the wall. I can't figure out any place to put sofa, chairs, etc that aren't part of the traffic flow.

It seems that you have a difficult space to work with. I have tried some different layouts and you can see them here:

If you want to send me the size of your furniture and what pieces you will be using I can give you a better space plan. Hope this helps. It will eventually come together.  

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