No, a sofa wasn't murdered in my family room - we're mapping out the size of a sofa we've been looking at purchasing to see if/how it will fit in our space. My husband brought up the idea of shopping for furniture this past weekend, so who am I to turn down that kind of offer?
It looked HUGE in the store. HUGE, I tell you. But I have to say, when I first saw it in the catalog, I was a smitten kitten...
Isn't it dreamy? Don't you just want to curl up on it and snuggle?
But, I was/am a skeptic. Will it fit? Will it be too big? Will I like it? Can the space handle it? Where will we put the Christmas tree? I mean, it's way bigger than our current sofa. Like, ginormous.
It makes me nervous, but a wee bit excited, I have to admit. If we got a sectional in this room, that means I'd have the beginnings of a color scheme and paint colors! But that assumes I can decide on a color scheme. Oh, the pressure!
We also looked at these fabulous chairs while we were there. They would be a nice addition to my dining room that I've also been agonizing about lately. It's so easy to get distracted from your original purpose when you're in there!
So, since my husband is in a "buying mood", I should get to thinking and make up my mind, right? That's where we're different - if he sees something he likes, he buys it. I tend to mull, dwell, think, browse, research - and then decide. After all, this is a big purchase, and I want to be happy with my choice!
One thing I do love about this sectional is that it's slipcovered. Alleluia! That does take some of the pressure off, since I live by slipcovers with three kids and a big, black (shedding), sweet rescue dog named Martin.
If I were truly crafty, I would come up with a way to recycle the shedding dog hair and make a little girl hair piece for Kate, with her recently cutting her hair and all... ;-)
What do you think? This would be our first sectional. I'm thinking a nice solid with fun pillows for interest, perhaps. Not white (see aforementioned note about kids/dog), and the fact that although I love slipcovers, I'm not necessarily a diehard at washing them every time there is a smidge of dirt on them... Just sayin'.