When I got married, my husband had a bachelor pad and his grandmother’s old couch. We had lots of good times on that floral patterned couch from the 1970s, but when we moved in together, it had to go. Graciously, my parents offered to buy us a couch as a wedding present, but suddenly I was overwhelmed. Couches (generally) last forever.
How was I supposed to choose one couch to sit on for the next decade? It is a big investment, a large focal point of the room, and one of the most used pieces of furniture in the house. With a little research and a lot of help, we chose a couch that today, ten years later, we still use and love.
If you’re looking to buy your first piece of furniture, or simply updating your room, here’s a few tips to keep in mind on how to find the perfect couch.