Nope. We’re not traveling to a city near you, looking for a couch to crash on. Quite the opposite actually. We’re looking for a new couch.
We had a few criteria:
- Priced right / made well. We want to pay a fair price for good craftsmanship.
- Cat-friendly. We figure if the couch is the same color as our cat, and it’s micro-fiber material, we’ll be better off.
- Style. We need it to fit BOTH of our styles. Not just one or the other.
- Comfort. The biggest deal-breaker of them all. If it’s not comfortable to sit on, what’s the point?
So, we started looking around for some inspiration:
As you can see we had a bit of a theme going on. In the top row we have two different Ikea sofas, one has been slipcovered, the other has quick an impressive hack. The bottom row, we take it to West Elm and Macy’s for some inspiration.
Since we wanted to try out whatever we were going to live with, we drove to one of the more popular New England furniture retailers, Jordan’s, to try some out. It was a successful trip, and we’re close to making a decision.
We’ll keep you updated.