The Deep Couch

The Deep Couch

Rebecca Orlov
Nov 24, 2009

When buying a couch for your home, comfort is key although style and design also play key roles. A deep couch with a lot of seating room is super comfy - but not for everyone.

I had a moment a few years ago when I realized that I can't sit comfortably in deep couches. Standing a tall 5'4, I simply felt like Edith Ann, the character Lily Tomlin portrayed of the little girl sitting in a huge chair. When visiting friends who have one, like Heather and Josh, I have learned how to enjoy hanging out without feeling like a 5 year old.

1) Add an extra pillow or two behind you. Yea, this is the best way to fill up that extra space that you don't need.

2) Sit sideways. When your hanging out, sit on the end of the couch and turn in. You can lean back against the armrest and can sit comfortably with both feet on the ground.

3) Curl up. If the deep couch is in a home with owners you know, consider throwing off your shoes and curling up on the couch.

How do you deal with a deep couch? I certainly would love an extra tip or two.

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