But it was starting to get uncomfortable.
Thus, we made the executive decision to become adults, and purchase our first serious piece of furniture. (Because, let's be honest, the rest of our furniture is all IKEA with a couple of Target accents. Which pieces we love, btw. But IKEA is NOT the place to buy a sofa. Trust me on this one.) We made a list of the characteristics our new sofa had to have in order to work with our living space and our lifestyle. Here's our list:
2. Long enough to fit husb with some room to spare
3. Deep enough to fit us both comfortably
3. Modern, clean lines
The clincher for us was the customer service. We had previously chatted with a couple of employees that answered our questions without being pushy or too forward (the employees don't work on commission, so the atmosphere is a lot less stressful, and there's always someone available to answer your questions without the customers feeling obligated to buy). When we came in again, both of the employees remembered us and helped us with some follow up questions, comments and concerns we had. At one point, the sales associate led us to our beloved sofa, took off the lumbar pillows, and told us to both lay on it to see if it worked for us. Sounds strange, but it was helpful, since we were looking for a long and deep sofa, that could accommodate the husb's large frame. We got to see first hand that this sofa would fit us both quite nicely. And, we even received a thank you note from our favorite sales associate. Lovely.
We are now anxiously awaiting our new sofa's arrival.