Decorating Dilemmas is a weekly column in which our stylists answer your design questions, so you can tackle your home decorating project with complete confidence.
Dear How to Decorate team,
I need help decorating my family room! When I first moved into the home, I purchased two large leather sofas to fill my space. One was placed where it currently resides (as pictured below) and the other was perpendicular to it, with its back facing the kitchen . Although that layout was okay, it wasn’t ideal. It made the room feel small and closed off the seating area to the rest of the kitchen. I tried moving the sofas parallel to each other, but it closed off the entrance to the back deck. Also, the dark color of the sofas didn’t lend themselves to a bright cheery room no matter how many different pillows I tried.
Recently, I relocated the