I have one more before and after series for you! When I moved in, I knew the living room was a good size, but I didn't know how to use the space. It took a few years to figure out the furniture arrangement that worked for us.
What you can't see is Baxter laying on his mat in the corner of that first photo and me standing on the mat in the second.
I took Cookie Doe off the wall for these photos. If you haven't figured out why I might do that, I'll share the reason soon.