The best thing about rearranging furniture is, well, it doesn't cost anything. I just keep telling myself that while I try to get used to the new arrangement. Anyone that knows me knows that I can be hugely claustrophobic about house matters; thus the white walls and big open windows. But, the arrangement of my living room was a huge irritation to me. Mabel regularly tromped all over the couch, and everything was pushed onto two walls, creating a sort of bowling alley/hallway feel to the front living room. This is how it looked before:
So, I did the unthinkable. I put furniture on an angle. I usually HATE furniture on an angle, I'm a prude and I like orderly squared off rooms. BUT... there was no other way to arrange it (due to my red cabinet and cable hookup, don't you just hate those). So, here is what I came up with. The arrangement is still on the chopping block, it may not last. However, I never realized how nice it could be to sit NEXT to my husband on the couch to watch a movie. We've always had our couch off to the side. And, Mabel can still see out the window while standing on the sturdy, non-crushable club chair (although she isn't happy about it at all).
So for now, this is the new arrangement. Until I get a cold-sweated bout of claustrophobia, and then it may all be shoved back onto the walls.