BDDW Grane Sofa- one of my dream couches
For Christmas in 2013, Matt gifted me living room furniture. It was such a great present! I do not really want to delve into too much of my couch shopping history. It is pathetic and can induce eye rolling. Let's just say I started off with a brown couch. A brown living room for that matter. Everything was so brown and neutral.
Since I have not blogged about the interiors of my home in awhile, let me speed this up. Owen ripped out the right side of the curtain rod (thank goodness), and I sold my cream rug. I found a black and white rug on Craigslist.
I sold couch and moved chairs in its place.
Hung a quilt and moved in a long bench opposite of the chairs.
These photos are from my personal Instagram account. (@nancy_purvis for my personal life // @owensolivia for my sewing life)
All the artwork from under the couch was now leaning up against the wall.
And then I painted my walls white about two months ago, which is not pictured in any of the photos above. Those three simple changes made a big impact for my living room, in my opinion.
I looked at so many couches before choosing one, and I will share with you the top picks. I wanted a single cushion with a tufted back or a single cushion back to avoid that sloppy, slouchy pillow look that seems to happen after years of use. I also preferred to have a couch that was at least 90" wide, but I believe the standard is anywhere from 80"-84". At least, that is what it seemed like when shopping. I didn't realize how hard it actually would be to find something within my criteria, and when I finally felt like I found the dream couch, it was way out of my price range.
I narrowed it down to these choices.
West Elm Crosby Sofa
Pros: It was comfortable and long. Customer service is great.
Cons: Two back pillows and their gray color was just okay.
Thrive Furniture Jefferson Sofa
Pros: The right length and one seat cushion and back. They had a good gray color.
Cons: Cannot test it out to check for comfort and didn't want to deal with return shipping if it didn't work out.
West Elm Ainslie Sofa
Pros: Good color, tufted back one seat cushion.
Cons: Cannot test it out for comfort. Return shipping. Too short in length.
Kim Salmela Coco Sofa
This was my dream couch (and still is). It has everything I wanted, but the price tag was just too high.
Pros: Very comfortable, handmade in the USA, long, tufted, and one seat cushion. Legs can be customized.
So what did I pick? I actually chose none of these, and I will share my new couch in a different post. It's okay. I would scream and kick and hate me too for doing that to you. :) But it already took me an hour to write up this short post, and this mama has a home to attend to!
Thanks for stopping in!! No, seriously. You are amazing, and I love you. Are any of these your favorite? Which one would you have picked? Do you have hard time finding the "perfect" couch?
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