When Max and I bought our house we found ourselves with a whole lot more space than we had in our apartment, but not any more furniture to fill it. Luckily, the previous owners had left a couple pieces behind and we were very grateful to use them in our basement.
The free furniture was of the overstuffed and chocolate brown variety, popular at many big box stores but not so popular with me.
Aside from aesthetics, the real issue with the furniture (two chairs, a loveseat, and a couch) was the fact that it was reclining.
Stay with me here I know that sounds like a positive. But reclining furniture requires some mechanical parts- in this case big metal bars that made it pretty uncomfortable.
I had a couch I couldn’t lay across. And I had to sit miles away from Max.
So slowly we gave away and sold pieces until it was time to bite the bullet and get a new couch.
And guess where we purchased it from? That’s right my favourite store. Urban Barn.
This is the Sedgwick Sofa from Urban Barn, and I had to buy it because it was being discontinued.
Every sofa I want is being discontinued ha! This might mean I have bad taste but it also means I get discounts!
So Max and I ordered it in and let me tell you it has CHANGED OUR LIVES.
The chaise side is so wide we can both lay on it. But usually I just sprawl out myself.
It has the perfect low profile so that if you’re playing pool or ping pong (beer pong more likely) or even darts in the back you can still see the TV. The low profile also helps it to take up less visual space because it is actually HUGE.
In terms of comfort, it’s actually one of the most firm options Urban Barn has. Max and I really prefer firm cushions and believe they will only get softer over time! The support is really great. Also all of the cushions are removable in case they need to be cleaned (under warranty of course) or re-stuffed which is always something I look for when buying furniture.
Even the arms are super comfortable to lean up against. It’s like they’re curved specifically for laying.
Of course I picked up a couple new pillows for the couch in navy blue. I liked that they had a common theme but didn’t match-match. The middle bolster is a Ralph Lauren pillow we already had.
And the colour of the sofa is actually really great. A light grey with some beige in there, great texture, and a bit of the salt and pepper look I love. I was going to go with the darker grey and I’m so glad I didn’t. This colour is called Delta Grey.
So, can a couch improve your quality of life? Yes.
People always assume we rarely use our upstairs living room because of the great rec room we have in the basement, but the opposite was true, all because of a very uncomfortable seating area. Now I find we are getting a ton of use out of it, watching movies, lounging together, and of course watching the NHL Playoffs.
Max and I are so pleased with our choice.
In other news, we recently started on another exciting project! Stay tuned for more on our bathroom reno – I hope to finish up demo and get a post up really soon with the new design plan developments!