Monday, December 13, 2010

5 INVESTMENT PIECES- {#1 The Sofa}

One of the most used pieces of furniture is the sofa. Its no wonder we want to make sure we are getting a good one. Also they tend to be a big bulk of our decorating budget. So how do you get a sofa that is going to last the stages (single, married, kids, crazy) of life.
3 tips:
1- Make sure its solid to stand the test of time. Check the frame, the foam and the material.
2- Try to stay in the neutral family. You can always change pillows and accessories later.
3- Make sure you LOVE it!

My family and I have been though several couches. I want style and my husband wants function. So we ended up with a dark leather sofa with modern lines and some tufting for style. I have to say its a win, win. for both of us. Its super comfortable and probably the softest leather I have ever felt.
AND...we didnt spend a fortune! We found this one on Craigslist for $500. I looked it up, like I always do, when we got it home and it was $2500! Its Italian leather and its very solid in construction.

Neutral Leather Sofa

Clean lines

Love the feet

Sturdy construction...no sagging in the middle.
 If you cant find anything used on Craigslist, or if you just like to have new.....Overstock.com has some amazing sofas right now that would be great for any design. Also they are very affordable.
JAR Designs- The Eastwyck Sofa

JAR design- The Bod Sofa


The "Huntley" Smoke Sofa

JAR Cary Gray Velvet Sofa

angelo HOME- Sutton Saddle Brown

4 comments:

Hampton said...

great sofas and great advice--congrats on your new leather chair! Love all your practical advice-come visit me soon! barbara

German said...

Wow! I think your new sofas look marvelous! Your room is gorgeous too! Can't wait to see all you do to it.be a sweetie,Thanks

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Stacey said...

Love your new sofa and these are some great tips you shared too! XX

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

That grey velvet sofa is gorgeous!

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