(Closed) Couches

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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1979 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

we paid around 1500 for our couch 5 years ago and it’s held up beautifully. We bought it from a local store in Southern California. I wouldn’t buy anything from a big box store as the quality won’t be as good. There’s not a chance I’d ever spend 4-5k on a couch especially when you’ll be moving in the next few years and there’s a possibility it wont fit in your new place 

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

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talula23:  If you’re moving in the next couple years, then I’d keep it cheap (either used or discount store, whatever) in case it doesn’t fit or you need something different for your next home. Not to mention that it’ll be easier to move in you don’t need to move a sectional couch. FWIW, I paid $800 for our current couch a few years ago and it’s going strong, even with three dogs. I would never spend $5k on a couch at all though, especially if you ever plan on having pets or children. 

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

Macy’s is my favorite place for sofa purchases. You can wait for a sale, get well under 4K –usually around 2k, and also get an extended warranty and white glove delivery. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

I would buy a cheap couch for now and upgrade once you are in your new home.  You never know what space you will be living in or needing to decorate it the future.  So save your money.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015 - City Hall NYC

Bobs Discount Furniture isnt bad.  We got a really nice living room set for under $1k for our apartment.  Held up nicely (until the puppy ate it).

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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talula23:  Cheap couch for now! Slumberland often has a clearance section. I personally couldn’t get a used one unless it was from a friend. Ya never know what’s on there. Ew. Couch shopping is hard. I’ve bought 4 in my life so far and ONE was good the other three were not. But it’s like you don’t know until you’ve owned it awhile.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

For us, the couch and the bed are the places we spend the most time in our tiny condo, so they need to be really nice.  We bought a small sectional with a chaise from Room & Board about 5 years ago and it’s still like new.  It wasn’t cheap, but it wasn’t outrageous either.  Considering how much use it gets it was a great investment.  

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

I just bought a freaking DOWN FEATHER sectional last week, that I plan on never leaving. It’s huge (so something to consider if you’re moving soon), has a lifetime warranty and with tax and delivery came to just over $2k. It’s from Art Van Furniture and is part of their Fontaine collection. I feel like good furniture is worth investing in, but interior decorating and design is one of my passions.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I say buy a cheaper couch now and upgrade to a nicer bigger one when you move and have more space.  I don’t know if you have any cost plus or tjmaxx around you but they sell couches as well as furniture and the prices are always super reasonable and the quality seems pretty good! I’ve loved so many couches from cost plus and I bought the most beautiful dresser from tjmaxx as my first lifetime investment piece.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

I wouldn’t spend 4-5k on a couch. We just bought a giant, gorgeous couch for our new house and it was under $1500 which I thought was reasonable. our last couch was a lazy boy and held up pretty well for a good five years.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

Cheap is the way to go!!!  Buy nice stuff when you have your own place.  Put the money you save towards your down payment!

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t really think nice couches have to be 4-5k.  We got two sets for about 2k each, the first (from Boston Interiors) is about 5 years old now and still in great shape.  The second (from Macys) we just got earlier this year so I can’t speak to it’s longevity, but reviews were great. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I bought a 1K sectional at Rooms to Go that came with an arm chair thrown in during a sales event. It’s been 6 years and is still great. Check them out!

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