I like an interiors challenge. I enjoy spending hours hunting down the perfect pieces to suit our home and on budget too. However, when it comes to finding the perfect sofa for our new kitchen/living space…I am rather stumped.
I’ve been loosely keeping an eye open since before Christmas and hoping that our perfect sofa match would even be in the Sales, but no such luck.
So what is it that we are looking for that makes this challenge so difficult…
Our home style is quite modern, with a smidge of industrial about it. I don’t want to go too ‘out there’ with a statement sofa. I’ve been there before and it was rather costly to rectify (think brown and green together circa 2009).
I’m looking for a sofa with ground clearance. I want to keep the open plan space flowing freely and by choosing a sofa that you can see under, it creates the feeling of space.
I also want something with a modern edge, straight lines but welcoming at the end of a long day.
Our new sofa needs to be forgiving of everyday life. It will be in the hub of the home and likely to have little arms and legs all over it. It needs to be dark in colour to hide any spillages and marks and easy to keep clean.
As a sofa I want to curl up on at the end of a long day, it needs to be comfortable. Not fibre filled…I don’t want to spend my spare time keeping it in shape. But I don’t want to feel like I’m sitting on an office chair either.
Are we simply asking too much from our next sofa? If this was a house, would Kirsty Allsop be yelling at me to compromise?
We have shortlisted a few, but as they are all online, it makes trying out the comfort rating somewhat difficult. I’ll need to research returns policy!
1. Tivoli Sofa Blush– Swoon Editions £599 | 2. Mendini Sofa – Made.com £699 | 3. Lissom Sofa – Rume £2590 | 4. Rufus Sofa – Made.com £599 | 5. Tivoli Sofa Shadow Grey Wool – Swoon Editions £699 | 6. Powis Sofa – Rume £2590