Living room furniture help

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
5106 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

anonbee487 :  I was going to suggest Ikea, as the stuff is in pieces, but it isn’t the best stuff. We have an ikea couch that we use as the “dog couch” and it’s not very comfortable.

Our couch is the type that has recliners on each end, we got it from a furniture store and it came with the back parts off. So we had the bottom part and then they snapped in the back. It’s wasn’t all that expensive, we got it from Kanes (not sure if you have those where you live). I would go into a furniture store and ask.

Post # 3
5954 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

anonbee487 :  I have a similar problem. Our house was built in 1941 and apparently back then furniture was smaller! We literally had to put our couch up on it’s end and kick it through the entryway because it was wedged in.

I hate that couch and want a new one and have been very careful in my measuring. Like it will need to stand on it’s end OR it needs to be a small sectional so it comes apart. I LOVE the Joybird furniture website, but it’s pretty much one certain style, Mid Mod.

I think you need to look for “simple” furntiure, not the overstuffed kind. And pay very careful attention to measurements when you buy again. I know someone who couldn’t get their couch in and had to literally crack it in half because it got stuck in the door! Yikes!

Post # 4
551 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Apt2b sells apartment-sized furniture that might be more likely to fit in your space – you’ll of course want to measure your doorway and other entry areas first just to be sure.

Post # 5
588 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017 - Nepal

anonbee487 :  Try looking at Costco. We have leather sofas from there that the back rest is removable plus they are super light.

Post # 6
238 posts
Helper bee

My parents have had lazy boy furniture in the past that the backs came off of. One was even a sleeper sofa.

Post # 7
1122 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

I ordered this one for our basement.  It came in pieces.  It’s a really nice couch.

Here’s a bigger one —

There are couches out there that are smaller profiles or have legs that come off also. You’ll be able to find something.  Either one that comes in pieces or is just smaller that will fit through your doorway.

Sleeper sofas are a lot bigger profiles, which probably didn’t help.

Post # 8
3442 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

 On Overstock you can search by “assembly required” –,/assembly,/2027/subcat.html

This way it’ll be delivered in many separate pieces, hopefully making it possible to get in! Obviously not ideal, but I think it’s worth a shot.

You could also contact some local furniture stores (not major franchises) and tell them your problem. They would probably help you design something that they could deliver in pieces and put together for you in your living room.

Post # 10
47214 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

How big is your liing room?  You could try a sectional that ocmes in pieces. Some of them have a latching mechanism at the back that makes them more solid once assembled and in use.

Post # 11
1127 posts
Bumble bee

I love the previous suggestions. If your heart is set on bigger furniture that doesn’t come apart you might consider what my friend did. Her house has a garage with drywall separating the garage from the house. She cut a hole in the drywall so she could bring all of her huge furniture inside. She said fixing drywall was way cheaper than buying all new furniture — and she has some amazing pieces. 

Post # 13
104 posts
Blushing bee

Modular sofa/sectional sets!

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