In the Market for Daily Use Sofas

posted 3 years ago in Home
  • poll: New Furniture: Now or Wait? If Now, What Fabric?
    Buy Them Now : (10 votes)
    33 %
    Wait For Babies : (5 votes)
    17 %
    Leather : (4 votes)
    13 %
    Cotton/Linen : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Microfiber : (8 votes)
    27 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    1449 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I wouldn’t replace it if the actual couch in is good condition. Its not expensive to replace the cushions. Just got to a fabric store that sells foam (usually they specialize in furniture) and you can get pieces cut to your current couch’s size.

    Post # 4
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    676 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I wouldn’t replace them right away since they are fairly new.  We just bought new living room furniture from Rooms to Go, it was a great deal and they had a great financing option.  Our furniture is 15 years old so it was time.  We still plan on keeping it though because the sofa is a sleeper and we are putting it in the guest room.  Although if they are in good condition, you could possibly still sell them and use the money for the new furniture, just another option.  Our new furniture is some fabric, she said it was chenile but it doesn’t feel like it.  We also are having it treated because we have 2 dogs and a cat.

    Post # 5
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    2527 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    i’d wait until you’re closer to having babies. i’ve also found that leather holds up better than fabric. we have a cat and it’s so much easier to clean our leather couch because his fur doesn’t stick to it like it does to fabric. our area rug is a pain in the ass to get the fur off of it (it’s a short pile, fabric-like rug). 

    Post # 6
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    752 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Leather actually holds up better than fabric IMO – and it wipes clean. It sounds like you just need stiffer foam (which often you can get at the craft store, no need for an expensive upholsterer). I’d keep the set if you like it and just replace the foam when the time comes.

    Post # 7
    Member
    854 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Every Couch/sofa we’ve ever bought, we end up hating.  Its so hard to find a good one.

    Post # 8
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    7997 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I would probably just keep the current set until it’s on its last legs. You’ve got it, you might as well use it. Leather is pretty easy to wipe off. Maybe when the baby is like 4, you could look into getting a new set.

    If it’s really bugging you now, though, I’d get a micofiber set. Very easy to wipe off. Don’t get a light beige, though. I have a cat and we eat by the TV a lot, and all I do is take a mild detergent and wipe the surface, and everything comes off super easily.

    I sold furniture back in the day when I was in university, and I recommended microfiber to all my customers with small children. No recommendations where to buy, though, as I am not in the States.

    Post # 9
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    2466 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I vote that you get microfiber if you buy a new couch but it sounds like you could get new foam for your cushions and hold off a bit.  I like microfiber but ended up not getting microfiber when we bought our couch.  We fell in love with one and figured when babies come it can be slip covered if needed =) 

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