Divide a room with different seating areas.
Michael and Sara decided to place their TV to the right, along the longest wall, and added plenty of seating for entertaining and movie nights. They dub this the "almost free" room, because they bought the sofa from a friend for $100, used hand-me-down armchairs, and found the drapes (a steal) at Ikea. The coral sofa was the starting point for the colour scheme, and Michael picked up the blue by adding toss cushions, pottery, and a striped rug. The walls were painted in a soft, muted green.