7.26.2012

In Search of the Perfect Sofa

You may remember that I mentioned that I was looking for another sofa for the living room.

I've been looking on-and-off for a long time --- 2 yrs? But, recently I've been looking every day.

I'm sorry to break this to you folks, but in Utah we have something much better than craigslist (which hardly anyone here uses) called ksl.com.

It's awesome because all pictures are shown on the front page, in-line, and you can just scroll down and see what people are offering.

It's not awesome when you're looking for a sofa, because this is Utah, and not many people appear to have bought a decent looking sofa in the first place.

used sofa ads classifieds
After looking at this kind of stuff day after day for a couple of weeks, I think you can see how I was starting to get a bit discouraged.

Maybe if I was a wizard with reupholstery (just so-so), and if I were made of time (not right now), I could whip one of those up into something I could be happy with, but I don't see it in my immediate future.

I started to wonder if a sofa even existed that I could just buy and immediately love.

That search led me to this lovely sofa:


home decorators emma sofa
I really would love a tufted sofa, and at $599 (plus $160 shipping), this was the cheapest I could find. From my tufted couch searches, I understand this to be a pretty good price, but when you go into it expecting to pay no more than $100, $760 is a bit hard to swallow (okay, really hard).

So, I guess I'll just keep searching ksl.com, until I happen upon $1000, and can think of nothing better to do with it. (Not likely --- just think of all that character I'm building!!)

And if I get a $2000 windfall, I'm buying this one:

home decorators greenwich sofa
What are your criteria for buying a couch? Price? Comfort? Design? And do you think a couch is something worth splurging on?

12 comments:

  1. "This is Utah and not many people appear to have bought a decent looking sofa in the first place" Ha! I save up for sofas - they have to have flip-able cushions and easy clean upholstery while being attractive and small scale. Ours are by far the most expensive furniture in our house, but they have to take a lot of use and last. They are also the only thing I don't trade out frequently.

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    1. I do really like your sofas, Kathryn. I'll have to take another look. I believe you've written about them a bit too?

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    2. I have. Ours are from Room and Board, the jasper sofas in a special order fabric. I wanted microfiber but hate some of them show marks every time you touch or sit on them. I like them, but I have to say our ikea karlstad in the basement is much more comfy. The arms on the jasper have no padding and the cushions are quite firm. So, looks vs comfort. Or in our case, the only sofa narrow enough to fit in our ridiculous living room. I love the tufted one though.

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    3. Yes, I'm going for looks here over comfort. We do all our lounging around in other places, so I can do that :).

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  2. i love that tufted sofa! sofa's are so hard to pick out. i still am on the hunt for the perfect one myself. I'm sure you'll find a great one and it will be worth the wait.

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  3. I haven't the faintest idea what kind of couch/sofa I want. We are using the dreadfully uncomfortable futon we bought as newly weds. It's pretty awesome.

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    1. I wasn't 100% sure either --- just something I like. I can't afford going straight for what I want :).

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  4. I've never heard of ksl...I'm going to see if they have it here. I love your vision for a sofa! I would have a hard time paying that much too. I'm sure you'll find something good; keep looking!

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    1. You've probably found out by now that ksl is a news site only in Utah :). I'll probably find a sofa --- someday. I did find the couch we have now for $30, and I'm pretty happy with it.

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  5. Never heard of ksl so lucky you! The first tufted sofa is really beautiful. I have found that sofas are very hard to find for a good price. Best bet is to just keep looking until you find the right one. It's out there somewhere in la-la land! :)

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    1. Let's hope it's somewhere close!

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