|one iteration of the living room- I miss those colors!|
The best way I've found to work with it is to divide it into three separate areas- dining, fireplace, living. We previously had a mammoth of a corduroy couch- very comfy but way huge for the space. It made our modest living area seem miniscule.
To really play up the space we do have, we decided to go with a more modern, streamlined looking couch...like this one....
The color isn't as cool, but for 400 bucks, I'm not complaining. And I've got a trick up my sleeve to "customize" them that I'll show you later, too. If all goes well, they should be delivered in 2-3 weeks, right before we host Christmas. Fingers crossed.
Ikea also does a really great job of knocking off high-end light fixtures and Saarinen tables, too.