Our couch has officially had it. It was looking a little worse for wear before we moved out of our old place, but spending the last six months at my brother’s house seems to have been the last straw. For a cheapo pleather couch bought almost five years ago I think that’s actually not too bad, but I think for our next purchase I want to go for something with a little more longevity.
Actually, most of our furniture are of the cheap-and-cheerful variety, and whilst it made complete sense at the time I am now leaning towards a bit of a different look. Not that I’ll be rushing out to buy brand new everything – as our stuff is still in pretty decent condition, my plan is to keep an eye on Gumtree and secondhand stores, and slowly add new things as we go. It’s exciting to be able to feel fairly confident that we’ll be in our new home for some time, so I feel like I can plan for the space that we have rather than hedging my bets in case we have to move. I’m having to hold myself back from going to crazy with planning furniture purchases, and just focus on getting a new couch to replace our falling-to-pieces one.
So The Boy and I have been to a fair few of the local furnitures stores, and have narrowed it down to something in a brown natural leather, slightly raised on wooden or metal feet, fairly firm and with not too large a footprint for our smallish space. I love the look of brown leather contrasted with bold, monochromatic decor and fun pops of colour, and thankfully this will work pretty nicely with the furniture we have already and our lovely white floorboards. I didn’t realise just how expensive leather sofas are, especially ones which are made locally, but if we choose well this should be lasting us many times longer than synthetic one. It might sound like I’m putting too much thought into this, but we only really have space for one piece of lounging furniture and I tend to use it a lot – my favourite thing to do on a weekend is to read a book or take a nap on the couch – so it has to be right!
Do you have a piece of investment furniture? Was it worth it?