Knowing that we had a lot of space, we went and bought a lot of furniture, or so we thought. After 4 1/2 very long weeks, the furniture we purchase from Ashley's back here finally made its grand arrival yesterday in the freezing rain and ice. I will say that the delivery guys were pretty great and tried very hard not to track any mud in. I know some folks just don't care and tromp through your house like a bull elephant in a china shop as my momma always said.
So, back to the story, they deliver all of our furniture and we quickly go to arrange it. First we tried a set up very similar to what the previous owner had. It looked a lot like this.
But that just didn't work. It was way to spaced out and did not accomplish my goal of a warm and cozy family room. So I tried another option. Since I had so much room I decided to make virtually 2 different areas. The lounging tv area and a little nook behind it with a bench and our doggie supplies so that we can easily take the girls in and out. Possibly a little play area for little ones one day (way down the road, don't get any ideas.) So far this is what I have accomplished. Looks a little better and I need some additional pieces in the back, but it's not feeling like "Ah ha! This is it!"