After I shared my furniture-arrangement woes with y'all, I actually had a few folks ask specifically how everything looks now that the dust has settled.
Whew. We DID find a lot of dust with all that shifting and shoving...
So I make no claims to any kind of decor expertise here; my post really was to make good natured fun of my annual need to make John work really hard after the Christmas tree comes down.....but since you requested, here's the final result which left my room not screaming for more re-arrangement.
Note: all use of the words I and We are used in Royal terms. Y'all know who really did all of the work.
So I put the sofa table in front of my window and slid the sofa in front of it. I've had a sofa table and have never used it as one ever since I bought it about fifteen years ago....
I switched the overstuffed chair and ottoman to the other side of the room, opening up the space between the formal living room and formal dining room.
This layout has the Lulu seal of approval.