So here’s the story, guys – hubs & I have a sofa/loveseat pair that we purchased together about three years ago. I currently hate them both, and silently curse them a good two to three times per day. We’ve made so many little updates to our living room/open concept main area in the past few months, many of which I’ll be sharing on le blog in the coming days. But every time I photograph our space and see our drab couches, I pray for a rogue lighting strike to suddenly smite our sofa, leaving everything else un-singed – so that we will have no alternative but to run out and buy a glorious new couch. Is that possible?
So, we’ve been looking, and talking, and reading online reviews, and looking some more. I even got my mother in on the hunt, and we spent an afternoon trying out every sofa on the floor in her local Pottery Barn the last time I went home to visit.
So here’s my wish list:
Slipcovered Sofa & Loveseat – we’ve got our darling Emma who is definitely a couch dog (judge away, people-who-train-their-dogs). I love the idea of slipcovers – in MACHINE WASHABLE MATERIAL – that I can freshen up when necessary, and even change out with new colors a few years down the road. I tend to get bored with big furniture pieces, and buying new slipcovers seems a whole lot more affordable than buying new couches when I get antsy!
Comfortable seating that won’t lose its shape – Our current couch is *just ok* for sitting (and we pretty much live on it) – but absolute torture on the back if you want to take a nap or, in my case, escape your snoring husband on a sleepless night. And now, three years into our current couch-ownership, not only are they uncomfortable, but the cushions are saggy – and no amount of fluffing or turning seems to help.
That’s it. That’s the list. Two must-haves, and hundreds of options. We’ve explored some gorgeous options that pretty much tip the top of our price range, but I keep coming back to the Pottery Barn furniture I’ve always loved from afar. To sweeten the pot, PB is running a furniture/upholstery sale right now, AND we still have a 10% off completion discount code from our wedding registry (due to expire this month).
So, readers & fellow sofa-sitters, now is your time to weigh in. Do you own, or know anyone who owns, PB sofas? Do they last? Do they hold their shape? Are they worth it?
Additionally, if we were to go the PB direction, should we do the PB Basic, with it’s traditional three-cushion look (I seriously want to live inside this picture):
And in case you are wondering about color options, I’m obsessed with the idea of white couches, but pretty certain I would have them covered in red wine, tomato sauce, and dog slobber within a matter of weeks. I am a walking Murphy’s Law. So, I’m leaning towards Stone (in PB’s Brushed Canvas), which is a lighter neutral that may be a bit more forgiving.
Help me, friends!