Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

Choosing the perfect couch!

This topic has been hot on my mind lately because our living room is so desperate for more seating and a rug/sofa makeover. We've been using our IKEA sofa with Comfort Works slipcover for a couple years now and we love it, but I'm ready for a color change and we have a funky layout but still need more places for people to sit! (But don't we all have a funky living room layout in some way?)

Point is, which sofa to buy is an important choice and a lot of research does (should!!) go into it.

We're helping you out with that choice in this week's episode of the Your Home Story podcast, with a "deep dive" into what to consider when buying a couch.
Yellow Brick Home recently did a whole post about their new sectional@

We break it down to SIX big questions! Function, dimensions, lounge-worthy or more for looks, fabric, budget, and style.

Here are some Cliff's Notes for you to follow along with as you listen to the episode. We talked about:
  1. Function
  2. Dimensions
  3. Lounge-worthy or Firm
  4. Fabric
  5. Budget
    1. Smaller Budget - IKEA and Target
    2. Middle - West Elm and Article
    3. Upper Budget - Crate and Barrel and Restoration Hardware
  6. Styles (ie. Midcentury, Chesterfield, Rolled arms, etc.)
Then we also mentioned a couple of other good research tools--Bev from Room Sauce recently did a huge sofa search and came up with a great post about it! Also, the Sofa Squad by Apartment Therapy has reviews and rankings for sofas from all the big companies--example, The Most Comfortable Sofas at West Elm.

Good luck in your next sofa purchase!

Listen here or in your podcast app!

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