Our initial plan was to put the tree in front of the picture window. I tried putting the two armchairs next to each other underneath the 15-frame grid, but they looked so crammed. Furthermore, because the picture window isn’t centered on the wall, the tree would be a little snug by the white couch. Next, I tried putting the two armchairs under the large rope bridge photo and the white couch under the 15-frame grid. I thought this would give the tree a little more breathing room by the window. And it would have. Except now the couch looked squeezed in behind the chairs. I started exploring other options as to where the tree could go, and that’s when I came up with this solution:
The tree can go in front of the 15 frames! Looking in the window, you can still see the tree and coming in the front door, it will be among the first things you see. I moved the ottomans (that are filled with Greta’s toys) underneath the window to serve as additional seating for the season. With the chairs facing the couch, although admittedly not as open as the previous layout, is much more conducive to chatting.
This layout may be a more permanent solution in the future, when we tear down the wall between the kitchen and the living room (!!!), but those details are for a different post.
Anyone else rearrange for the holidays??