Since buying furniture is usually an expensive undertaking, even those with impeccable taste and a clear vision can benefit from a second opinion as they scout out pieces.
While I don't consider myself a design expert by any means, I've noticed that ever since I started NofW I've had lots of people come to me with their decor questions.
Whether they want my opinions about colours schemes, thoughts on furniture placement, or even just suggestions for retailers, I am beyond flattered and thrilled to help out however I can!
My friend Holly (who you may remember from this awesome guest post) is the latest soon-to-be homeowner to reach out to me for my two cents on a hugely important piece in every home. The couch!
"I'm having a hard time finding a small, open couch in my budget. Do you think that having just a chaise lounge as a couch would look funny?"
I like a chaise lounge as much as the next guy, but like I told Holly, in my humble opinion you will never regret buying a real couch.
With that, HK agreed to let me do some digging her behalf and gave me free reign to feature this search in a new post. Boom!
"Holly's Must Haves"
Not too big/overpowering for a condo
Fabric, not leather
Grey is the only acceptable neutral
Under $1000, as she's furnishing the entire place at once
Long enough for guests to sleep on
Secret storage definitely a plus
Clean lines preferred but not required
Legs (no skirt) and possibly armless to open up the space
Midcentury/Midcentury Modern feel
I will happily go shopping and have a "sit test" marathon to see how each of these add up comfort-wise, but in the meantime here are four great and affordable options I've found for Holly to consider, that meet most, if not all of her needs...
If anyone can rock this sofa, it's Holly...
For only $699.99 + delivery you get a super vintage look and it converts into a compact sleeper! Loves it.
$399 down from $499 until June 17th, this armless couch will keep the living room airy and open, plus it's fold-out sleeper, plus the cushions come with, PLUS it has extra storage beneath the seat!
Blankets and linens, unseasonable clothes, a ridiculously large DVD collection... whatever you need to tuck out of site will fit here, no problem.
KLI | NofW