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Is a 11.5" walkway do able?

So my room is narrow, 10', the furniture I want to get will eat up most of that width and will leave me with 11.5" on each side... I personally don't think I'll mind but wanted to see if anyone here has a similar spaced walk way in their room?


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Should you not consider skipping one seat at each row to get more space?
You know its too narrow to traverse

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Should you not consider skipping one seat at each row to get more space?

You know its too narrow to traverse


It's a sofa I'm putting in, not theater seats.


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It's a sofa I'm putting in, not theater seats.


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Why not push the sofa to one side, then you'd have a single 23" wide walkway?

I'm all for symmetry myself, but sometimes compromises have to be made.
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Why not push the sofa to one side, then you'd have a single 23" wide walkway?



I'm all for symmetry myself, but sometimes compromises have to be made.


I was thinking that also, I'll play around with it when the sofa gets here


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Why not push the sofa to one side, then you'd have a single 23" wide walkway?

I'm all for symmetry myself, but sometimes compromises have to be made.
This what I had to do because of my limited width. I was initially hesitant due to the lack of symmetry, but I think it looks nice that way. The only downfall is that the guy on the end gets to eat the surround speaker.

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This what I had to do because of my limited width. I was initially hesitant due to the lack of symmetry, but I think it looks nice that way. The only downfall is that the guy on the end gets to eat the surround speaker.



How wide is your room?


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You shouldn't go less than 24". 18" at the minimum. I'd do it off center since it's a couch and not seats.
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I think jumping over the couch is a perfectly acceptable solution.

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I have the similar dilemma, my room is 130 inches wide. I settled on a 100 inch wide theater row, and will be shifting it to allow for 30 inch walkway. The armrest on the seat closest to the wall is 5 inches I think, but the seat will have the surround speaker close to the ear. It was a compromise I had to make based on the room. My vote is to shift the sofa to allow for egress. To visualize it, use some tape on the floor or tall boxes to mock-up what your actual experience will be like.
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Less than a foot on either side would be pretty awkward to get by. Try putting furniture that you have of a similar height that distance from a wall and give it at try, even if it is just a kitchen chair. You should be able to squeeze by, but it probably wouldn't be practical for 'everyday" use.

If you don't plan to fill every seat with every movie, putting the couch against one wall and sitting at the other end and in the middle section will probably be ideal, since both of those positons will likely be close to the L/R center of the room.

On those occasions where you want to fill the entire couch and don't want to force anyone to sit close to the wall, slide it over a foot for movie viewing and slide it back again when you are done.
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