I haven't had the best luck with my sofa purchases. The sofa we have in our living room now was a custom piece that got completely botched. It was made too short, too high and the back cushions were the wrong shape. I probably should have returned the sofa to the manufacturer in the very beginning. We ended up keeping the sofa since we weren't able to get our deposit back (which thankfully wasn't very much) and I didn't trust the manufacturer to make another sofa. So in the end we decided to live with the sofa and in the meantime look for another. It's been a few years now and I finally have a new sofa being delivered today! Botched sofa designs can be quite traumatic! ;)
For those of you who have read the blog for some time, you may remember that our sofa originally had a wooden frame along the bottom:
This is what the sofa looks like now without the wood frame. Sorry for the instagram photo of our messy living room! I had hubby cut small blocks from leftover cedar post material for the legs and it has helped with the height quite a bit.
My original plan was for the living room sofa to be much longer. I think it is about 20 inches shorter than what I ordered. I'm now looking for a sofa that is over 100". It's pretty hard to find unless you go for a sectional. Hubby is all for the sectional so he can put his feet up, by the way. One thing that I noticed about sectionals is that I prefer one that has the chaise option rather than a full return. I also find that I prefer a sectional that is longer than 110" so that the sofa part (sans chaise) has enough room to breathe and to accommodate a coffee table. I've gathered up some of the sofas that have caught my eye. I think I'm leaning toward the more minimal and leggy options like #1, but a dream sofa could very well be Muuto's rest sofa (#2) below. Hubby is not as much of a fan of the pink option though!
The sofa's above range quite a bit in price: 1, 3, 5(love the black metal legs on this one) are in a medium range and 2, 4, 6 are a little pricier. I think they're all really lovely and all have a different interpretation of Scandinavian and Modern Styles. Which is your favourite? I'll share the one we got soon. You may even get a peek at it on Instagram.