(Closed) Couch shopping! Need thoughts!

posted 4 years ago in Home
Post # 2
46677 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

FutureFong:  If you stick to a neutral color sofa , you will always be able to use it in a new home.

Don’t worry about it being too small. You can always add extra chairs when you live in a larger home.

Grey is a great neutral with which you can use almost any color accent cushions, area rugs etc. A basic style and an ottoman can mimic a chaise lounge sectional sofa, or be used separately with a coordinating chair.

Post # 3
1901 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

We just recently went through this! We bought our couch knowing we would only be in our apartment for 1-2 years before moving into our forever home. Like julies1949:, we went with a neutral color so that it will fit in any home we find ourselves in. And while it fits perfectly in our current apartment, we’re sure it will be swallowed up in our future home. We plan to add some nice big comfy chairs to our set when we move. 

It’s similar to this in color (not in design!!):

ETA: I know you said you don’t like the dark colors… We saw plenty of lighter gray couches as well! 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by  Mrs. Coyote.
  • This reply was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by  Mrs. Coyote.
Post # 4
8005 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

The leather would probably withstand some staining. I have a beige couch for the formal area and an awesome avocado green sofa for the basement where we usually hang out, and they are both great.

Post # 5
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My first reach couch is a lazy boy– just got it this year. Super comfortable and very sturdy. Has held up great.

Post # 7
45 posts

We just bought a brown leather sectional (the “Juno’ by Palliser) and love it. It wasn’t cheap, but we bought it with the intention of being able to grow into it, especially when it came to kids and pets. We have dark floors, but I bought a light beige shag rug from Costco and kept wall colors and window coverings light and neutral and it doesn’t make our living room look too dark at all….keep in mind we live in an 800sq.ft condo.  If you relly love something you can definitely make it work by being strategic with accessories.


This is our couch (the sectional configuration and the brown leather).  Sorry if the picture is huge.


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