Last week I met with a client who has a long, rectangular sitting room that she doesn’t know what to do with. So often these long rooms have multiple entrances, fireplaces and windows which can make furniture planning a nightmare.
We have recently completed a project at a Cotswolds home where we designed a rectangular living room to create a comfortable and relaxing space. Studio McGee’s designs show this beautifully, check out this post on creating your perfect floor plan.
Pop some tall, but narrow, table lamps on here to add height to the scheme as well as some softer, lower level lighting. If you don’t mind a bit of a furniture shuffle, why not have two layouts – one for summer and one for winter?
Focus the furniture around the fireplace in the winter and in the summer, make sure you have easy access to the garden. Don’t be afraid to have two coffee tables or footstools rather than one gigantic one, they will be more flexible as well as being in proportion with the shape of the room.
We’ve worked on some exciting projects from mid-century modern new builds in Chipping Norton to quayside apartments in Gloucestershire.