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How can I design and decorate a living room with L shape?

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Hi Christina,

When it comes to L-shaped living rooms, creating a multi-purpose space is key. Whether that is a living area and a dining area, a larger sitting area and a smaller one, etc. Creating zones within the L-shape will give you a more functional design. You have done a great job of that with a dining space and a sitting area. I would keep the z...

Hi Lea,

I'm happy to help you figure out a good layout for your space. With multiple uses, a good layout is important for function and flow. Because of your awesome view I would want to take advantage of that so I have created two layouts that allow you to enjoy that view.

The first option ...

Hi Vic,

Creating a nice flow in a space is very important to enjoying a space and giving it function. However since I don't have any details to your space I will give you some general advice you can apply to your room.

  • We deciding a wall to place your bed on, consider the flow of the roo...

Hi Ashley,

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help. The key to creating a space with good flow is to maximize storage. I would suggest a few things to give you the best flow in your space, first; move your dresser into your closer to open up the space, you h...

Hi Shelia,

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help. When it comes to room layouts, it is very common to arrange a grouping around a focal point. Fireplaces are very frequently focal points in a living room so I would suggest to arrange your furniture around the f...

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Room Layout For an Angled Space

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Hi Jenny,

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help. With angled rooms it can be difficult to design around but with some creative options you can fin...

Hi Tara,

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help. Your space is quite narrow so that does make it hard to layout furniture. However I...

Hi Gizem,

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help. Because of the way your door is located I suggest to actually put your bed in fron...

Hi Fedelia,

Thank you for coming to the Design Bar for online interior design help. Your bedroom does pose a challenge with layout because of the space, but have a few ideas to help. I do think that where the wardrobe is currently is the best place as it fits nicely in that spac...

Hi Megan! Thanks for visiting the Design Bar. When adding a desk to an open concept space I suggest working the desk into the decor. Selecting a leaning desk to place ...

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