Slipcovered Sectional Selections

No, a sofa wasn’t murdered in my family room – we’re mapping out the size of a sofa we’ve been looking at purchasing to see if/how it will fit in our space.   My husband brought up the idea of shopping for furniture this past weekend, so who am I to turn down that kind of offer?

It looked HUGE in the store. HUGE, I tell you. But I have to say, when I first saw it in the catalog, I was a smitten kitten…


Isn’t it dreamy?  Don’t you just want to curl up on it and snuggle?

But, I was/am a skeptic.  Will it fit?  Will it be too big?  Will I like it?  Can the space handle it?  Where will we put the Christmas tree?  I mean, it’s way bigger than our current sofa.  Like, ginormous.

It makes me nervous, but a wee bit excited, I have to admit.  If we got a sectional in this room, that means I’d have the beginnings of a color scheme and paint colors!  But that assumes I can decide on a color scheme.  Oh, the pressure!

We also looked at these fabulous chairs while we were there.  They would be a nice addition to my dining room that I’ve also been agonizing about lately.  It’s so easy to get distracted from your original purpose when you’re in there!

So, since my husband is in a “buying mood”, I should get to thinking and make up my mind, right?  That’s where we’re different – if he sees something he likes, he buys it.  I tend to mull, dwell, think, browse, research – and then decide.  After all, this is a big purchase, and I want to be happy with my choice!

One thing I do love about this sectional is that it’s slipcovered.  Alleluia!  That does take some of the pressure off, since I live by slipcovers with three kids and a big, black (shedding), sweet rescue dog named Martin.

If I were truly crafty, I would come up with a way to recycle the shedding dog hair and make a little girl hair piece for Kate, with her recently cutting her hair and all… 😉 

What do you think?  This would be our first sectional.  I’m thinking a nice solid with fun pillows for interest, perhaps.  Not white (see aforementioned note about kids/dog), and the fact that although I love slipcovers, I’m not necessarily a diehard at washing them every time there is a smidge of dirt on them…  Just sayin’.


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    Janell @ Isabella and Max
    March 2, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Oh, good luck! Taping furniture out is so helpful! I'm finishing up one of my last (for the time being?) design projects with clients and taping helped them see what they really wanted in their family room…and what they didn't! Janell

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    modern jane
    March 2, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    umm wow!! That room is incredible and I think that the sectional is just what the room needs! I cannot wait to see it in the room.. you must be so excited!!!

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    March 2, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    what a beautiful space you have. That window is gorgeous. We have a large sectional too. I love it. It's great for parties and just cuddling up with my family of four.

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    March 2, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Jenny that huge sectional looks perfect for your large room! I love that it has a chaise attached to it – my sister in law has a sectional just like that and after a big meal everyone cozies up on the couch – it's wonderful. That room and windows are gorgeous by the way!

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    March 2, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    It sure looks like that room can handle a huge sectional! I think it will look great in there. And I would jump quickly on those dining chairs if your husband is in the buying mood. 🙂

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    Hyphen Interiors
    March 2, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I found your blog on Emily A Clark's blog. That bedroom headboard is amazing! So, are the ceilings in this room!! Go for the sectional. Truly, it's perfect for your space. I love how you taped it off – I do the same thing!

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    A Vintage Vine
    March 2, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    I have 2 sectionals and I love them…go for it!So happy for you, furniture shopping is so fun!

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    Passionate for White
    March 2, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    From where I'm sitting, it looks like the sectional would be a great fit!

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    Carmel @ Our Fifth House
    March 2, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Oh I love that sectional – looks so cozy and it would fit perfectly in your space!

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    Green Door Girl
    March 4, 2011 at 5:06 am

    I so do the tape thing as well! LOL I think the sectional would look great! Go for it!

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    Melissa at HOUSEography
    March 7, 2011 at 2:15 am

    I think your space can definitely handle it and your room may actually NEED a piece that big to ground the room a bit. LOVE Arhaus. I get distracted in there too!

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