Post # 1
DH and I want to purchase new furniture (sofa/loveseat) for our living room, but we’re not sure where to start. Our current furniture is hand-me-down, so we have no experience shopping for furniture and don’t want to get ripped off/over-pay!. Any tips for us??
I should also note that this is for a 900 sq ft apartment – not a huge mansion!
Post # 3
We purchased a bundle deal so I’m not sure how much each piece cost individually. For 1 sofa, 1 loveseat, two endtables and 1 coffee table it was about $1100 (on clearance!). So I would guess about $300-$400 for each couch and the rest going towards the tables. We purchased from Ashley and the quality really has been great so far.
ETA: This is a video of my set (Idk what tha store is, we purchased directly from Ashley). I don’t have that big chair because we didn’t have room but it was soooo comfortable when we were looking. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emPWHrV2wXk
Post # 4
We just bought a new sofa (my first piece of brand new furniture) for around $900. Tempted to get the matching chair at $400 but our place is too small.
Post # 5
We bought a set at Bobs for $999 that came with the sofa, love seat and coffee table.
Post # 6
we got ours on cregslist!!! 2 beautiful broyhill sofas for 250 each!! They were not even 2 years old and in great condition. The people were moving to a smaller house and they did not have room…. We are so so happy with them… we bought both for $500/ New the sofas are over $800 each!!!!
Post # 7
Ugh, this is a sore subject for us. We spent a whopping $2500 on our couch (one of those ones where both ends recline) and it’s been DESTROYED by the cat. He just looooves to use the leather arms as a scratching post. We’re in the market for new furniture and are looking at spending probably $1500-$2000 for a new set.
Post # 8
I think I paid about $700 for our current couch. I bought it at Wickes before they closed down all their stores. It hasn’t held up well, we’ve had to take the fabric off the back a couple times and reinforce the wood with nails/screws.
We’ve been looking around recently and everything we liked came from Crate&Barrel or Room & Board. Price range was $1,000-$2,000.
I saw that Pottery Barn has several couches with nice fabric options for about $1,000.
Also, check out a company called Rowe, I’ve head good things about them.
Post # 9
When we bought furniture for our 1000 sq ft apartment, we were definitely on a budget. Still are. Our sofa was $300. It’s comfy, it looks nice, and it didn’t break the bank. We’ll get higher-end stuff when we have a house!
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
We’ll be getting a huge sectional from Pottery Barn for the family room of the new house. Depending on which slipcover fabric I choose, it will be $4000-$5000. I am so done with having proper upholstery that I have to scrub and cheaply made cushions and springs. We need quality construction and wash and wear options for our lifestyle.
Post # 11
We paid, including tax, a special scotch guard kit thing since they’re microfiber, and a delivery fee since we did NOT want to deal with renting a truck to move it to our apartment, $800 for both a loveseat and a regular couch.
ETA: We’ve had ours for over 2 years now, and they still look FABULOUS even after every day use.
Post # 12
Definitely think about how long you would like this sofa to last and how often you will be using it – main seating for daily tv watching or occasional use such as a living room and budget accordingly. I have purchased four sofas of all different price points and quality and have found that the quality really matters over time. The sofas that were higher quality, one from crate and barrel, one from thomasville and one from bernhardt (hand tied springs, down filled cushions, custom upholstery) still look and function like new are have just gotten more comfortable with time due to feather filling, softer upholstery fabric, etc. The cheap one I have (in stock, delivery the next day furniture mega store but still $1200) has barely been used but looks like hell and is a total waste of money after 18 months. I hate, hate, hate how the bottom cushions don’t fluff back up after someone sat on them, they look like a pancake and the upholstery is folding. If you only plan on having the sofa for a little while I think it’s a much different decision and price point. I hope that information helps, good luck!
Post # 13
We paid $100 for the last couch and convinced the seller to drive it to our house. We have another couch (sofa bed) in the front living room and I think we paid about $250. Almost all of our furniture is from Craigslist. More environmentally friendly and budget friendly.
Post # 14
We just bought this for our basement for $2000.
And this stuff for our living area.
(all from Rooms to Go)
Post # 15
We got ours from Raymour and Flanigan and I think it was around $1400 including delivery. It’s a smallish sectional. We live in 500 square feet but our living room is comparably large.
Post # 16
We got our sofa with attached chaise lounge from IKEA, and we love it. Ektorp in Svanby Grey. It was $699 for the set, and it fits in out 800 sq ft NYC apartment with room to spare.