What can I do with an empty corner in the living room?


Reader's question:

In the living room of my apartment, there is an empty corner with a window of about 70cm width. I want to do something with this corner, something practical but also taking advantage of the window.

Our suggestion:

Most apartments in contemporary cities are small.  Moreover, most users need extra storage and working spaces. So, before deciding about the decoration of this corner you have to think about your needs. Do you need extra storage and if yes, would you prefer to have shelves or drawers? Do you have tons of books? Then a practical choice is to organize a corner bookcase. How about creating a relaxing area where you could enjoy your tea with a friend? Then you could place a round table with two comfortable armchairs. Note however, that any furniture should be lower that the sill of the window.


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What colour of glass should I use on my kitchen backsplash to go with my cherry wood cupboards?


Reader’s question

"My kitchen cupboards are made of cherry wood and the countertop is white. I would like to know what colour I should use on the kitchen backsplash as well as tha cupboards’ glass doors."


How to arrange my living room so I could put a pool table?


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Reader’s question

“I have an open plan kitchen living room of 40m2 (8,30m x 4,80m) while the kitchen area is 4,80 m x 2,40 m. Opposite the kitchen on the other side of the living room there are two 2,10 m wide patio doors placed in the upper left corner of the living room on a angle. The fireplace is positioned in the lower left corner of the room. I would like to arrange the living room area around the fireplace (ideally to fit 6 people), and to ensure that I will have enough space for a pool table which could be used as a dining table as well."


What sofa to choose? Should the color of the sofa match with the color of the dining table?



My living room is about 4.50X3.00 meters. I want to arrange a sofa, a dining table and a TV furniture. As far as now, I have chosen an oak-wenge dining table with dining chairs. The chairs are upholstered with grey/brown fabric with a vivid turquoise strip. Now I am looking to buy the perfect the sofa and I am wondering whether its color should match with the dining table's color.

I have spotted a black and white sofa (black background with white letters. The cushions have opposite colors) but everybody advises me not to buy this sofa. They think that it is too fashionable to match with the other furniture pieces. What do you think?


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How to arrange my living room furniture?


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Reader's question

“I've been following your site for quite some time and I find your ideas incredible. And now the time has come for me to ask for some advice. It is about my living room's arrangement. The space in question is rectangular shaped with a door on the bottom left corner, facing a fireplace located 3 meters across the door. On the fireplace's right there is a patio door. A second patio door is located on the right side of the rectangular space and on the left side are the kitchen and the dining area. Arranging furniture is very difficult due to the patio doors and the fireplace's position. I hope my description will make sense to you. Thank you in advance and I'll be waiting for your advice.”


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