16 July 2014

Inspiring and Inexpensive Interiors....Picking the Perfect Sofa






As I started to write this post, it made me go back into my archives and check the date of the last time I posted in this series.
June 7th.
Not June 7th of 2014....but 2013!
Holy crap, it's been a year since I wrote about redoing my living room? I'm embarrassed to admit that, and even more embarrassed to admit that a year later, NOTHING has gotten done in that room.
It honestly doesn't even seem like it's been that long.   It's been such a crazy, stressful year that in a weird way it's flown by.

So here I am AGAIN searching for inspiration to finally get this room done once and for all.

I am going to start off kinda where I left off.  Finding new sofas.  It really is the first step in putting together a whole living room redo.   You've got to find the perfect set and then build the room around the style and color you choose.    

I've always known I wanted grey couches.   I have been looking this past year at furniture stores and online but couldn't find exactly what I wanted.  I would like the look of something but then go sit on it and it just was not comfortable at all.  I really didn't think it would be so difficult to find a sofa set I liked in grey. I mean, sure I could custom order a couch with the fabrics of my choice but I can't justify spending that kind of money.  Even if I did have it. Well.... maybe if I did have it. But I don't.  So, moving on........

First, there's the age old question "sectional or sofa/loveseat combo?"   I have a sofa, loveseat and giant recliner right now and thought, it could be a nice change to get a sectional.   I'm pretty sure I have enough space.  Of course I would have to measure.   Sectionals don't look as big in a furniture showroom, but could totally over power a room if you don't measure correctly.

Then there's the question of  "a recliner or a couch with a chaise?"   For me, these are not decisions that come easy...what-so-ever!   I knew didn't want a recliner that was big and poofy like the one I have now but they really don't make comfortable, affordable, clean looking recliners that also happen to come in grey.
I tried a few sofas with a chaise, but they can be a bit awkward to get in and out of, if the chaise part is too long.
I told you, this is not an easy decision.    And if you are like me, who lives and works in your living room you know that it really is a big deal to make a choice that you won't regret in 6 months to a year.

Now let's talk fabric.   Again, something you wouldn't think would be such a hard decision but there are so many choices out there.    Options include leather, cottons, wool, blends, micro fiber, etc...
I'll just say I knew I didn't want leather or micro fiber.  The set I have now is a beige micro fiber and I'm sick of it.  I want a different look and style with this new set.    

So which one did I pick?  drum roll...................


I chose the Kasey sofa and loveseat from Bob's Discount Furniture.    It has everything I was looking for style, color, comfort and price wise.  For the two pieces it's $799.  That's a great deal! The chair and ottoman would be another $500.  I haven't decided if I'm going to get the matching chair and ottoman just yet but this is a BIG step for me. It's not about the money, I'm just not sure if I want all that furniture in my space.  I really don't need that much seating anymore.  
I don't know if you can see by the photo but the throw pillows that come with the set have some purple in them. Can I tell ya, I love them.  It's not something I would normally be drawn to.  I thought I wanted yellow with the grey but in person they give the set a bit of a feminine, modern feel.

Wheww... thank goodness that decision is made.    Now I just have to build the rest of the room around these.   Next up, paint for the walls and trim.  








14 comments:

  1. Hi! Just wondering how you like your couch now that you've had it for over a year. Reviews for Bob's couches are a little spotty in terms of wear and tear and how they hold up. Do you feel the quality is good after a year of use? Would love your opinion! Thanks.

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    1. Hi Carrie.... I'm sorry to admit it again, but I never purchased a new sofa. Life and it's ups and downs have prevented me from pulling the trigger and actually buying anything. I have such a fear of picking the wrong couch again that it paralyzes me. I promise to let you know if I find any one who has purchased this couch and can give an honest opinion on the wear and tear. Thanks for stopping by and for the comment.

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  2. Hi Tina! I have the same question as Carrie, I'm interested in buying the kasey loveseat for my small living room area and would love you opinion about the quality of the couch and how it holds up over time. I believe that my couch will receive moderate to heavy use. Thanks in advance

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    1. Hi Miss Jones.... I replied to Carrie's comment above. (Here, I'll just copy and paste it for you)

      I'm sorry to admit it again, but I never purchased a new sofa. Life and it's ups and downs have prevented me from pulling the trigger and actually buying anything. I have such a fear of picking the wrong couch again that it paralyzes me. I promise to let you know if I find any one who has purchased this couch and can give an honest opinion on the wear and tear. Thanks for stopping by and for the comment.

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  3. I live alone in an apartment far away from my family.So I was in need of a single recliner sofa, sitting where I can watch TV and do my official work too.I really liked your recliner reviews .How can I get these?

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