I am not sure why the thought of buying a couch is such a big deal. It seems like a "life choice". I had better choose wisely because I will have to live with it for a very long time. In 33 1/2 years of marriage we have had 3 couches.
1~the used brown couch
2~ wagon wheel patterned couch, later known as the treasure chest as holes developed and things would disappear.
3~the blue couch which did not survive cleaning when there was soot all over it.
Gerry never did like our last couch, rarely sat on it, but then again he doesn't really sit much when he is at home. After all being a truck driver he does spend alot of his day sitting. So this round of couch buying I thought that perhaps I should get his opinion on what we should get. Oh dear...I opened a can of wiggling worms....we have completely opposite taste in furniture. He likes leather, slouchy, reclining things. I like fabric, traditional and tend toward smaller couches.
Then there is color, this time neutral, classic and which color that is...I don't know! I can see that this couch buying is going to take some time and alot of looking around.
I would welcome any feedback from you, perhaps you have had better experience in couch shopping then I have, and have tried more styles then three in 30 some years!