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Awkward living room layout with High Traffic Patterns

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Bibliovore

I am wanting to purchase new furniture for our living room, but I don't know if a sectional is the best choice, or some sort of sofa combination.  Nor do I know where to put it.  I know pushing the furniture out against the walls isn't the best plan, but that's where it is right now.  The kids use lawn chairs in the middle of the room for playing video games & watching TV.  We need some storage too, again, not sure where to put it though.  I'd rather not move the front projection theatre system & screen if I can avoid it.  Here's a photo of the room I took yesterday, and a floor plan showing windows and doors. Any ideas?ImageImage  Floor Plan LayoutFloor Plan Layout

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Bibliovore

Yup, OMG is right.  I hadn't considered a Pit, U shaped sectional before, I'll play with a couple of floor plans involving that idea.  A lot of the problems in the room are from lack of storage, so we will probably put shelving along the stairwell wall to hold the home theatre components, books, games & dvds.  Then pulling the furniture away from the stairwell to make a "hallway" behind it sounds good.   I liked the idea of a swivel chair so that a person can either watch a movie or have  a conversation. 

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