I'm not upset about it though because we've needed to/wanted to replace it for a couple of years now. We got it off of Craigslist from a couple of college kids back in 2009 but it was manufactured in 2007 so it's 6 years old.
It was in good condition when we bought it but now the cushions are squished down to nothing and aside from the broken spring issue, it feels like you're sitting on the frame. I'm pretty sure those kids had dance parties on it haha
Anyway, I've been searching for couches for a while now and here's what I'm considering from the big box stores:
Henry Sofa | West Elm
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I really love the clean lines of West Elm's Henry sofa. The dove gray quick ship option was 20% off over the weekend making it $799 for the 86" sofa. I contemplated buying it but I really don't want another gray couch so I'm considering their ink blue option.
Our current couch has removable slip covers that we wash on a weekly basis but I wear dark colored jeans and even though I've washed them 100's of times, the ink STILL rubs off onto the cushions so they always have a blue hue. A navy couch might make the blue hue less visible.
Garrison Sofa | Home Decorators
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I would love another leather couch but I'm afraid our 3 dogs would destroy it. They're great around Chester and know they're not allowed on it but that's probably because we don't spend a lot of time in our loft. There is a linen option but I think my jeans would have an issue with the lighter linen color. I do love the line of the arms and the nailhead trim though!
Kinsley Sofa | La-Z-Boy
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La-Z-Boy's Kinsley sofa is really nice in person and is pretty comfortable too! I love the nailhead trim and multiple fabric options there is to choose from. The only downside is that the interior seat width is just over 5 1/2' which means my 5' 9" self wouldn't be able to lay down and take a nap or watch a movie. Womp, womp.
Pauline Sofa | Z Gallerie
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This couch is incredibly comfortable and deeper (40") than most I've looked at. You can't see it in the image above but the nailhead trim wraps around to the sides of the couch. It's upholstered in 100% Polyester microfiber which was super soft when we visited the sofa in store but I don't know how well microfiber cleans up/holds up.
There's always IKEA and Craigslist but I'd like to imitate a grown up and invest in a decent couch since the last two we've had (IKEA and Craigslist ones) have fallen apart. Of course I won't be buying anything for a while since it's the holidays and all but it's fun to look (and save)! Kind of haha
What kind of couch do you have? Any tips on fabric choices?