Buy For The Home You Actually Live In

Buy For The Home You Actually Live In

Abby Stone
Apr 1, 2010

A friend of ours was looking at sofas and sent us a bunch of styles she was considering. There was a curvy sofa with deliciously plump rolled arms; a classic chesterfield dotted with buttons; a mid-century modern with wood polished to a mirrored finish and a low-backed sectional. We picked the sectional. With all of those delectable choices, why did we pick the plain Jane sectional?

The sectional fit her space and her lifestyle. She lives with her boyfriend and his two small children in a home with a small narrow living room that's the major "hang out" space for watching TV, playing Wi or just lounging after dinner. Comfort and durability are key in piece that will be used for jumping and napping on as much as anything. The best feature of the room are the windows with wrap around one corner, beckoning the afternoon sun. The low-backed sectional will slip underneath them where it'll be the perfect place to curl up on a quiet afternoon when she has the house to herself and read or take a nap; it'll also act as a frame, leading the eye to focus on the room's attributes.

Think about your space and how you use it. Does that change what you're looking for in a piece of furniture?

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