After spending most of the summer without a sofa in the living room, we realize just how much we used it. We gave our previous sofa and some furniture to our oldest daughter when she bought a house back in May, knowing that we are going to buy new furniture soon. With fall and football season approaching, I have to get my decision making in-gear so I can get the living room furnished in a comfy-cozy style that makes both Ed and I happy. Comfort and function are what Ed wants, add in style for me.
I thought I may just furnish the room with comfy recliners, but after lots of thought and shopping around for just the right pieces, I am certain I will be buying a new white slipcovered sofa like the one from Pottery Barn in the photo above, along with two recliners that swivel and rock.
In a previous post I wrote a few weeks ago, many of you told me that you found plenty of recliner options at La-Z-Boy. I went to their showroom closest to me and did find one that would work, but it does not come in leather. I did have the salesperson show me what the chair would look like in a blue/white print and a tweedy blue.
I also found one at Ashley Furniture that Ed really liked, shown in the photo above. Sadly it does not swivel, only reclines and rocks. I want a swivel so it will be easy to move the chair to view the TV, lake and be able to swivel around to enjoy a fire in the fireplace. I like the aged navy leather on this chair and am looking into seeing if the chair can have a swivel rocker base added after purchase.
I did find out that this one at a local furniture store is Ed’s favorite. It can be made up in navy leather. It does recline, swivel and rock, but it is also double the price of the one from Ashley Furniture.
I do know that whatever sofa I decide on will have a white slipcover option. I love that I can remove the cover and wash it. I have done this for years on our previous sofa.
I don’t mind the extra work as I love the clean, hung outside on the clothesline freshness that happens when I remove the covers from the dryer. Many of the salespeople I have worked with during my furniture search have tried to steer me away from a slipcover. They told me that upholstery can be spot cleaned easily these days, but I don’t like the fact that I am sitting on chemical residue from the spot cleaners.
So… here are the sofas I am considering. Most I found online. Only two of the seven brick-and-mortar furniture stores I went to had a slipcovered sofa option. *Affiliate links used*
This is my favorite with a Down Blend fill. It is from Pottery Barn – PB Roll Arm Comfort Sofa. When I am at Pottery Barn, I always sit in the floor model. It is comfy! I also like the two bottom cushions instead of three, as it looks less formal.
This one is called the Alford Sofa from Wayfair. It is made by Klaussner and has a great price. It is deep and comfy. I think it is exactly the same sofa called, LaHoya that is sold at my local furniture store for double the price. I have sat on it many times and it is very roomy and comfortable. The only negative, it only comes in Natural and Khaki. I want Bleach White and may have to buy it at my local furniture store.
Arhaus – Baldwin Deep Slipcovered Sofa has classic lines with rounded back cushions that give it a modern touch. I found this online, but have not tried it in person which is something I think needs to be done when buying furniture that I will have for years.
This sofa from Crate & Barrel is one sale now. It has traditional lines with an updated flair. I like it, but would need to find a Crate & Barrel to try it out.
Joss & Main – Chelsea Down Blend Sofa has a great price and good reviews. I have never purchased anything from Joss & Main, have you?
Grandin Road has two styles I like. One is called Ava
The other one with classic lines is called Clara. They both are under $1000, so the price it right, but I really would like to sit on them to make sure they are comfy.
I will probably get the Klaussner sofa #2, since I know first hand that it is roomy and comfortable. It is also less expensive then the one from Pottery Barn.
Does anyone have any furniture from any of these brands? Are you happy with the quality and comfort?
I am looking forward to getting my living room all comfy-cozy for fall. If I order the furniture soon – a 4-6 week delivery time frame should have my choices arrive just in time for the first day of fall. :-)