so i did a gutsy thing. i ordered a new couch on line. without sitting in it. but after taking a year to decide i said what the heck. lets pull the trigger. i need a place to sit because for the last like year i’ve been living in my bedroom. and this room was known as furniture purgatory. a place where i banished all my hoards of furniture that didn’t have a home yet. and when guests came over i just simply said “oh that? that is furniture purgatory” assuming everyone has a furniture hoarding problem.
after also banishing furniture to this room. we’ve banished our dogs to the basement which has been killing me. i love my mugly mutts. and i miss watching tv with them. so we decided they would be allowed in one room and one room alone and that room needed a slip covered sofa. now i know you along with my mother were like what the heck? a white couch you are crazy. hang on now… it’s 100% washable. everything comes off and can be washed on a gentle cycle. bingo.
i ordered this couch and ottoman from birch lane during a site wide 30% sale. it would have shipped for free but i chose to pay the $49 for the movers to bring it in, set it up and take the garbage with them (worth every penny) in total this set cost me under $1500 sign sealed and delivered. it is the slipcovered birch lane sofa and ottoman. right now on the site there is FREE 2 day shipping! what the what?! i ordered my set christmas eve and it arrived last week. i was happy with the quality and fabric. the cover needs a little more steaming but i want it to be comfy and meant to be used. it did have a little dirt smudging around the skirt but birchlane offered me a 10% refund for the issue which was more than fine. overall… good quality and i was happy with the result! i did read the reviews and the only complaint was the color was different than the computer showed. i had ordered fabric samples (that ship free) before i ordered the couch so i could make sure in person that the color worked.
now there are several issues with this room. 1. not enough color 2. the tile on the fire place 3. the carpet 4. too much random furniture. don’t kid yourself i love furniture but somethings got to go. probably the blue loveseat. but the room is so long and narrow i’m not sure the best way to arrange all this madness?! help someone?
i’m thinking about painting the walls a neutral color a shade darker than beige like a gray? or going super odd and doing something really dark and jewel tone. i’m going to try and paint the fireplace tile before i try and tile the fireplace…. thoughts?
and i really want to put wood floor in but the meanest husband in the world (joe the dreamkiller) says we need to put in windows first. lame. makes me so angry that he is practical sometimes. like i secretly want to just get flooring and mini pony at once so he doesn’t know what to be more angry about so he just gives up and doesn’t be angry about either. boom! abby logic at it’s finest.
so what do you think? what do you think about the couch? ever ordered anything like that online?
what do you think about the actual arrangement of the furniture?
i need opinions people!