First home, it's a 1940 house in San Francisco and I am having trouble figuring out the layout for the living room, I was planning to put TV stand on the short wall next to fireplace and sofa-bed on the long wall opposite the window. But my brothers insist we will not want to have our heads turned to watch TV. That sofa should be in front of TV. So I am trying to figure out an alternative layout.
I see in a similar neighbors house they put the couch against the window and the TV on opposite wall. Although it maximizes space I would like to avoid blocking the window, having the back of couch on window and also because it's noisy outside. Another idea is to leave TV on short wall next to fireplace and put the couch in front of it, perpendicular to window but I am afraid would make the space very small.
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really need some idead, hopefully you can help. Thanks