Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Awhile back, I purchased the 5 ft sofa (pictured above). I love the straight lines, the simplicity of the design and the overall modern look. It was perfect for the well dressed studio. What I don't like, what I never liked is that its not a comfortable sofa. Too short. Flat cushions. Its not good as a primary sofa. It would work best as "additional seating". I've got a pretty good plan for it so I can embrace the positives and accept the huge negative.
Even though I have a good plan, I still wish for a comfy sofa in my space. A sofa that anchors the living room, something you sink in, something that you daydream about during the workday.
A week ago, I taped off the floor below my sofa. Its the exact template of the sofa I have my eyes on now. I wanted to compare the two sizes. This is actually the first time I've used this method to visualize the amount of space I need to accommodate a new piece. Its an old trick thats really helpful. Originally, I thought upgrading to a 6 ft sofa would be enough. After taping off a 6 ft sofa, I quickly realized I need to jump to 7 ft sofa. And the reason is not only for the comfort factor but also because the space needs it. Going from 5 ft to 6 ft would make a small difference that may not be noticeable. In my mind, it would be best to keep the 5 or go for the 7.
I also love the idea of getting something deeper. Current sofa is 30 inches deep less 4 inches for actually seat depth. The sofa that I'd love to bring home is 42 inches deep. Perfect for sitting, napping and admiring from across the room.
This week, I plan on moving furniture all around to see all possible layouts. Stay tuned for more "sofa chat".