Thursday, January 7, 2010

the torture couch.

We've had this couch since I lived in my teenie tiny efficiency apartment in Las Colinas. Sooo that would be about 3.5 years. Usually couches should last a lot longer than that, but we have spent every single day (and some days up to 12 hours) on this couch.

We LIVE on this couch. We eat, we nap, we lounge, we cuddle, we spend time on the computer, we watch tv, we hang out with the pets, etc. This couch is where we spend the majority of our life at home (besides the bed).

Why we love this couch:
  • The neutral chenille hides dirt, spills and stains.
  • When you take the back cushions off, it's as wide as a twin bed (great for cuddling).
Why we are shopping for a new one:
  • Friends call it the "torture couch" because you sink so far down that it's impossible to get out.
  • Some springs have broken, so the bottom cushions are uneven.
  • You can't sit comfortably with the back cushions on. They are too poofy and make you sit up too straight.
  • It is HUGE but doesn't hold that many people (4 at most).
Basically, it has just become uncomfortable to sit in. Which isn't good when we spend so much time on the couch. We are thinking we want a sectional so we can seat more people since we entertain pretty regularly...

I like this sectional from JCP, but I'm not sure about slipcovered couches. Also, I think we need a more "living friendly" color that hides dirt. We spend a LOT of time on the couch. Any recommendations?
I also like this one from Pottery Barn, but it's twice the price, and I'm not sure that microsuede would be the best fabric for us... What do y'all think?

Couches are SO hard to shop for!!! For us, this is a MAJOR purchase, and it's very important to find the right one. Argh!

Does anyone LOVE their couch? If so, where did you find a great quality one?