Last time we chatted about our family room , I informed you men that we’re on the hunt for a new couch. Well the hunt is still ongoing, however I have actually done more research and made some decisions on what precisely we want for the area.
You can learn more about my review of our present sofa Here. In brief, it’s a fantastic sofa that we’ve owned for 5 years now, but we’re all set for a change!
Considering that moving in over a year back, we have actually always had our L formed sectional dealing with the built-ins and our front windows.
It’s exercised fine for us, but I have actually constantly wanted the sofa to open to the entire space. Kinda like this motivation picture …
That method there would be much better flow from the household space, to the dining room, to the cooking area. Making it a lot easier to amuse!
However, because we have a chaise on our couch, that part would block a big portion of the built-ins if we moved the L the other way.
In order to get a feel for what the space would look like with a brand-new sofa that opened up to the room, I decided to move the sofa. I did this on a random day when Finn wasn’t around and man you should have seen me moving all of these pieces all by myself
Here it is opened as much as the remainder of the space.
The chaise does obstruct the built-ins and TELEVISION a bit, however once again, this was just a workout so we might get a feel for what a brand-new couch would resemble in this space. A brand-new sofa that ideally wouldn’t have a chaise portion.
After living with it like this for about a week Finn & & I agreed … this positioning is the method to go when we get a brand-new couch in this space! The room just feels a lot bigger and more open.
With newfound motivation, we chose to make our list of must-haves for a new sofa.
Our Couch Must-Haves
- Need to be an L-shaped sectional.
- No chaise.
- Should be spacious (we’re both pretty tall and desire to have the ability to expand on it).
- The seats should be quite deep.
- We prefer a light gray color.
- Should have a simple to tidy material.
- Not too blocky.
- A classic shape that we’ll (hopefully!) still love in 5+ years.
Why the heck are couches so darn expensive? Man oh man, some of the ones I found were so expensive!
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My 2nd idea? If at all possible, I wish to be able to rest on the sofa before buying it. I know there are a lot of amazing online merchants who offer sectionals … however in a perfect world I ‘d enjoy to sit prior to I buy. I went to a few stores here in Chicago, examined out some of my preferred retailers in-person, and also did a bit of online shopping where places had fantastic return policies.