What do normal people with a toddler and dog do when it comes to furniture buying? Oh, they don't buy new furniture? Weird. But what if they fall in love with beautiful blue velvet couches and their husband answers "Whatever, sure" when they ask if getting new furniture is in the budget. With that kind of answer, you totally buy all of the couches before said husband realizes what he's done.
Okay, we actually had a pretty lengthy discussion on whether or not buying new furniture with a toddler was a dumb decision and if it aligned with our current goal of paying off our mortgage in the next few years. I pulled up these lovely Sven sofas from Article and Nate was surprisingly totally on board. I figured blue velvet and on-line ordering would rule him out. But he also liked the style, price point and the fact that we didn't have to step foot in a furniture store. We're firm believers in creating a happy, stylish home that isn't dictated by a tiny person. We decided to go for it.
I'll do a full review of ordering through Article next week. I mean, who buys a couch without sitting on it? The same crazy people buying new furniture with a toddler, I guess. Spoiler: We're super happy with our purchase! (Let me know if you have specific questions you'd like answered in my next post!)
The couches are extremely comfortable and the upholstery is stunning.
They spot clean easily (looking at you toddler snot) and the totally random bonus is that the Roomba can clean underneath them. Winning.
The couches have added just the right amount of quirk to our living room. (We've since added two Article chairs that I'll post about soon too. I started this post back in like March. #truestory)
It's crazy to look back at our past living room decor. It's fun to see how our space has evolved.
I wonder how blue sofas are going to fair 10 years from now? Only time will tell but for now we love them! If nothing else, I'll think back fondly to the memories of our toddler wiping his nose on them while giggling and then kissing the dog.
- Couches: Sven Cascadia Blue Sofa via Article
- Striped rug: IKEA Stockholm
- Layered rug: Safavieh Monaco
- Coffee table: We built it! Plans here.
- Built-ins: We built them. Read about them here.
- Barn beam mantel: Read about our DIY mantel here.
- Molding wall: Learn how we installed two stories of molding here.
- Wall color: Sherwin Williams Mindful Grey