(Closed) How to buy a couch?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You can always throw an ottoman out in front to put your legs up on! That’s what i had to do but it still isn’t the same when i go back to my parents house and get on their amazingly comfortable couch that you fall into! 

If i had to pick – go for the comfortable one! You and you SO will be able cuddle together easier!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

A big factor for us was a couch that would fit comfortably in our living room (13×16) and one we’d be able to get up the stairs! That being said, I generally prefer couches that are deeper and ideal for curling up in. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

lol this has been my day of weddingbee! And i understand that.. its hard to see how things will come together! I think things look best when you mix and match anyways– make them your own! 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’m truly of the opinion that you should sit in furniture, try it out, put your feet up, etc. before you buy it. Purchasing a furniture is an investment in your comfort and style. You’ll be living with whatever you choose for at least five years or more.

Both the sofas you posted are gorgeous. The first has more classic lines that I don’t think will look dated in five years.  The second one is also classic in that it will probably blend well with anything you purchase to go with it. I like the back of the first one better than the back of the second. However, I like the arms of the second better than the first–the reason for this is that when we have guests, they tend to sit on the arms when they’re chatting with each other, which makes for a nice casual feeling, so I like the larger more substantial arms. I also like the seat cushions on the second sofa better, because from experience, the box cushions on the first one tend to flatten and look worn quicker.

If it were me, just choosing from the pictures, I’d go with the second sofa and get different pillows to go with it. It looks more comfortable and a bit more durable.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Just a little decorator trick… If you are unsure if the size will be too big for your room, cut cardboard or paper out to the size of the sofa and put it on the floor in your living room. See if your other furnishing will fit around it or if it takes up too much space.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I’d totally go for the deeper couch. I am a huge fan of leaning way back and getting comfortable. There was this couch at Crate n Barrel that I swear was about 4 feet deep! I wish I could afford it! It really depends how you are with your couch. Do you lounge a lot? Or sit just for a little while? Both couches look nice so it’s really up to you!

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