The way my personality works is sort of um…….obsessive.
I have decided that I need a new couch for my living room. Is their anything wrong with the one we have now? Meh. Not really. It has a few troubled spots but for the most part its in good condition. So what is the problem? Remember the Craigslist couch that I posted about a little bit ago? THAT. IS. THE. PROBLEM. (And for those interested I got a text from one of my friends informing me that she was the couch thief. Can you believe that?! Cute Jules said that the Navy Leather was in bad shape and there were dogs and cats involved so that gave me some closure on it)
The theme that my living room design is taking on (at least this is what my friends lovingly call it) is
Santa Fe Brothel.
Now, I know that sounds absolutely horrifying and totally intriguing right? And I am sure my good friend google will bring us a few unwanted visitors because of it. But.
It is going to be ridiculously amazing.
Anyways back to couches.
Here is where I am having a bit of a hard time.
I want a REALLY fun crazy couch. I have one in mind that is retro orange lusciousness. But the problem is that its more than I normally spend. Like 3 times more.
And the dilemma becomes this. I know that I will change this room around in the next few years. I know that it will last longer than the last living room design because I have finally found my style and esthetic. But its not going to last a super long time, lets be honest. I don’t know if it will take on a whole new design or if it will evolve just a little, but right now I want a colorful couch.
(That is one of the reasons that I love thrifting so much. Because when you are over a piece of furniture it was $20 and not $500 and its easier to let your style evolve.)
So do I go for something like this?
Or do I spend roughly the same amount (most likely a little more) on something more neutral like this?
Or do I just keep the brown leather one that we have now?
For the record the orange couch isn't THOUSANDS of dollars, but it is a few hundred. And its SO amazing. And velvet. (Anyone know how velvet does with kids?) Or do you have a sweet retro couch in your possession that you want to donate to Vintage Revivals? Opinions?
Love Your Guts, Mandi