Our living room is a 261 square feet (14.5′ x 18′) and designing useful arrangements has been difficult. Primarily, the room is used for Eric to watch Netflix and eat snacks or in the winter it is used as a reading room when one wants to sit near the wood stove. One of the motivators was to remove Kathryn’s mahogany gaming table from living room which was the hottest room in the house. We decided to re-arrange by bringing the furniture in off the walls and more to the center of the room. So now there are two discrete areas – for watching TV and for lounging / reading.