The search for a comfy couch {our tufted sofa}

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Sometimes I think I am crazy. The kind of crazy that drives me to be completely annoyed with myself. My mom knows just what I mean, she was dragged from store to store with me one afternoon last week. My grandmother said to me this past Saturday, when the couch was finally delivered, “you finally found a couch!”. Why yes gram, after 5 different days of driving all over Massachusetts to multiple stores, we have a couch! We ended up finding a very reasonably priced micro-fiber fun modern comfy couch at Boston Interiors.

finding a perfect comfy couch

search for a comfy couch

Our study is almost finished and now it’s time to fill it with furnishings, drapes and all the kid stuff. The goal, to have another TV room suitable for adults but still a place for my son’s toys, games as well as provide a homework station. The problem with finding the perfect couch was that we needed it this month. We want the room to be ready for the holidays and most of the “in stock” couches, come in a light natural color. We already have slip covered couch in our family room so we wanted a different style in this space. Finding a couch that was in the right color, in stock and conducive to kids and pets wasn’t easy.

I snapped a few pictures with my phone of the ones I loved. This was my favorite from Restoration Hardware but double the price of the one we got and it only came stocked in this natural colored fabric. A custom order would have taken 8-12 weeks. It was a super comfy couch though.

search for a comfy couch

This couch from Boston Interior was also a contender but once I found out it could only be cleaned with a “dry” solvent, it was crossed off the list. Having a couch that you can’t spot clean with soap and water would not survive in our home.

search for a comfy couch

This couch from Crate and Barrel was also very comfortable but was only stocked in a natural colored fabric. However, we considered it because the stain protection program which covered any spills, pet accidents or damage.  I never purchase warranties but when purchasing furniture, I am a believe if they are reasonably priced and cover 99% of accidents.

search for a comfy couch

In the end, we chose this one because of the microfiber fabric, the smaller slim lined size and the pebble (gray) color. I felt like it would hide normal wear and tear and would fit better in front of the window. The window wall is the only place the couch can go so blocking it entirely with a big sofa was not an option.

search for a comfy couch

I know many of you will think I am crazy for going with a light colored couch having kids and pets but for me, I am all about loving what you have. It needs to be functional, stylish and something that “works.” I can’t see spending money on something unless you love it. I did pay an extra $80 for the stain protection program that covers 100% of spills, pets accidents and basically anything that happens to the couch. It’s peace of mind as far as I am concerned. Finding the perfect comfy sofa was kind of painful and a lengthy process but I think it will look great in the space once the room is completed.  The fireplace is almost finished and the fabric for the drapes and pillows have been ordered.  Planning to share the reveal in the next two weeks!

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  1. I love it Jessica! I am starting to look at new living room furniture, myself. We’re still working on the house so it’ll be a while but I love the color of yours. Great choice!

  2. I’ve been looking for a new sofa and the requirements was no loose back pillows. I’ve been swooning over the Atwood sofa from Gus but the 2,000 price tag is a big no. This sofa is very similar to what I have been wanting. Buttonless tufting with 2 bottom cushions. I love the sofa and you can spot clean it!

    1. I know, it’s hard to spend that much money on one single couch. Yikes. I hear ya! Good luck with your search ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I’m so glad you posted this! I love what you chose! Great color! I am equally as picky as you are — you may very well have saved me a few steps. Not having a couch in a room drives me nuts and halts ALL decorating for me. I feel stuck until I find one.

    I have been in the market for 2 couches for well over a year. The first one is for my sunroom. It WILL fade (South facing room and spoken from experience). I also have a preteen girl + a teen boy. So I definitely am limited on what size/type of fabric I can buy. I also want a tufted / camelback couch to dress up the room a bit, which is open and visible in the rest of the house.

    The other couch I finally found and brought home this weekend. It’s for our basement which was remodeled a year ago in an industrial motif, but it sat empty for a year, so my son used lawn chairs to watch TV, lol. I wanted a leather couch because with kids, I also wanted something that can easily be wiped down, and I wanted REAL leather (not pleather). To me it made no sense to buy new. So I found leather sofa and chair on C.L. that didn’t look scratched or dated, and was down filled and very comfortable…for $400.

    So now I’m down to ONE couch and decided to spend some extra $$ for something nice since I saved on the mancave couches.

    Great blog…and thanks for posting the process of finding the perfect couch.

    1. YOur comment about the lawn chairs made me laugh! ha . I’m sure he is happy to have a comfy couch now ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much for stopping by and stay in touch! Send me some pics of your basement when you are finished, would love to see it!

  4. I love the sofa you finally selected! The one we’re replacing is slipcovered and very comfy, but the soft pillows and lack of structure means it looks sloppy unless it gets fluffed up and straightened after every use. I’ve been afraid to get a light color fabric that is not a slipcover, but you’ve convinced me.

    We’re in Virginia which is a bit far for Boston Interiors to deliver, but I believe your couch is manufactured by MaxHome, LLC, right? Do you happen to have a style number? I’m trying to contact them to find out who distributes in our area.

    You have a beautiful home!

  5. Hi! Whatโ€™s the name of the couch from Crate and Barrel?

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