NY Good Questions: What Type of Sofa Should We Go For?

NY Good Questions: What Type of Sofa Should We Go For?

Maxwell Ryan
Jan 4, 2008

Hello AT,

I'm a new mom with a family room in need of serious remediation.

The room is long and narrow and has a built in entertainment cabinet at one end, where our TV currently sits. The space I have to deal with is around 13x16.

Because the TV sits at one of the narrow ends, the furniture needs to be oriented across the room rather than along the longer wall...

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We considered ignoring the built-in center (which came with the house) and purchasing a flat screen TV to wall mount, but we really can't afford it in addition to a new couch-- and since our couch is an extraordinarily ugly old sleeper, that's the priority.

My goals are to create a warm cozy comfortable space where the family can all sit together.

This means there needs to be seating for at least 3, the furniture needs to be comfortable more than particularly modern or design-y, and it needs to be easy to clean.

Those constraints have led me to consider the York sectional at Room & Board. Specifically, the left arm corner sofa to run across the room facing the TV (this would have a reddish wall behind it, see picture) and the 58 inch right arm sofa (which would have the yellow wall behind it).

My questions are: Do you agree with a sectional? If not, what other options would you propose?

Would you get an R&B couch for a family with a toddler and another baby likely in the near future-- or get a cheaper interim couch instead?

And what color should I go for? I'm thinking a moss green, to go with the yellow, red, and beige already in the room-- but I really have no clue.

Thanks! Sara

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