So my parents, sister and I went couch shopping yesterday and ended up with NOTHING. Of course.
Why is it impossible to buy a couch? Either it's not comfy, or it only comes in tweeds that look like my grandfather's jackets, or it's a whole lot more than we want to spend! And how in the hell are you supposed to know what color couch to buy if you are moving in with your sister, who has the complete opposite taste in decorating AND no imagination for picturing your color scheme ideas?
My parents kept pushing us to get a plain black leather couch. To us (thankfully this is one thing we agreed on), a black leather couch screams "sopranos" way too much to be anywhere in a North Jersey home inhabited by two latin girls. Same couch in blue or red? The blue was very blahhh, the red very cheesey. The nice green? Discontinued.
I felt like declaring that we don't need a couch and we'll just make lots of floor pillows and arrange them together into a couch-shape.
But I already knew what my sister's opinion of this non-traditional setup would have been (in case you're wondering: horror).
Any tips from blogland on this earth-shattering issue?