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We disagree about futons.

My SO and I are having a good natured but heated argument about futons vs. pull-out beds. Convince one of us that one or the other is a good thing. [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Aug 27, 2014 - 60 answers

I see a pastel couch and I want to paint it black

Does upholstery paint really work? I have been offered a couch by a coworker. I really dig the shape of the couch, high back, lots of buttons, kinda swanky, retro looking. The color scheme looks like something from the Golden Girls though. [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Mar 25, 2014 - 8 answers

How long should a couch last? Is it our fault?

We have a couch we bought at a large reputable furniture store for about $600-700, about five years ago. It is so sunken at this point that it is difficult to get up out of. Help! [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Feb 28, 2014 - 35 answers

Funtiturefilter: Is this tear in the fabric of my couch repairable?

The couch has an seamless integrated seat, not cushions. Pictures (including bonus sleepy elderly cat!) inside. [more inside]
posted by jokeefe on Feb 9, 2014 - 4 answers

Can I put a TV in my window so I can watch while I watch?

What are the downsides, or dangers to my TV, of putting my TV in a bay window? [more inside]
posted by Naib on Nov 18, 2013 - 7 answers

Help identify this sofa

Came across this sofa and loveseat at a consignment shop last week and wondering if it's worth ~$1000 that the owner is asking for them. Pic 1 Pic 2 [more inside]
posted by eatcake on Oct 27, 2013 - 6 answers

Snags from pets on our new couch.

We just bought a house and got a new couch about 4 months ago. The couch is a huge sectional, cloth, and cream colored. I tried to warn my husband that cream color was a bad idea (even though I love the way it looks) because we have pets, but it was such a great deal that we just decided to get it. He also kept telling me "we can always get it recovered if we need to". Well, I don't think he realized that it would most likely cost thousands to have it recovered since it is so big. And we didn't know how big of a mistake the fabric was. [more inside]
posted by kerri13 on Aug 13, 2013 - 9 answers

How to buy a couch?

I need to buy a couch, and for it to be comfy, decent-looking, relatively inexpensive, and bedbug free. I have an idea of the dimensions that my place can accomodate, but almost nothing else. Right now, I don't even know, what I don't know. How do?! [more inside]
posted by raspberry jam and clothes iron on Jun 19, 2013 - 20 answers

I want the Camry of sofas, not a Yugo or a Porsche

Where do you go when you've graduated from IKEA and are ready for decent, but not necessarily heirloom quality furniture? We're just hoping to find some stuff to carry us through the next 8-10 years, or is that unrealistic? How much should we honestly expect to spend? [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize on May 13, 2013 - 27 answers

My couch got hit by a car. Now what?

I bought a new couch. It got delivered yesterday. The couch is damaged (though it's very minor). I'm going to call "the guy" today and "work something out." Please help me choose the best option. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Jan 22, 2013 - 25 answers

Is this a classic piece, or just something I dig?

I bought a timber couch to restore. Is it a designer piece, and if so, does anyone recognise the designer? [more inside]
posted by lottie on Nov 25, 2012 - 11 answers

I'm looking to buy a smallish, modern gray couch for my new apartment. Catch: needs to be under $700. Help?

I'm looking to buy a smallish, modern gray couch for my new apartment. Catch: needs to be under $700. Help? [more inside]
posted by anotheraccount on May 2, 2012 - 16 answers

Give me [a] back [to] my couch!

We have a dream... to rearrange our media room so that the couch is not against the wall. The problem? It's this sofa, and the cushions do fall off after a few minutes of relaxed sitting, despite being weighted. We considered putting a heavy piece of furniture behind it, but that's not ideal as it takes up all the wonderful space we are trying to get back. Can you help us add a back to our couch? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Apr 20, 2012 - 15 answers

Hacking (or just hacking up) my couch, vs. just replacing it already

Can I hack my (Ikea Varnamo) couch? SHOULD I? [more inside]
posted by aecorwin on Feb 19, 2012 - 6 answers

How to repair a leather couch damaged by kitty?

Wondering how to save a leather couch that my cat had a party on... [more inside]
posted by zinful on Jan 5, 2012 - 7 answers

Cats+Couch = Happiness?

We have a $1500 budget for a new couch. We also have two boisterous longhair cats. What type of couch will survive them better, leather or something with slipcovers? [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Dec 21, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me find this settee

I want to buy this tufted corner bench. I cannot find it anywhere. [more inside]
posted by morganannie on Sep 29, 2011 - 10 answers

Can you help me find this sofa - or something like it?

A friend of mine is hunting for a sofa similar to this one - which was available at World Market until they pulled it a few months ago. Does anyone know where I can buy either this exact sofa, or something similar (a nice, minimalist, wood-framed three-seater)? [more inside]
posted by The Shiny Thing on Jul 9, 2011 - 3 answers

leather vs. fabric upholstery

Leather versus fabric furniture pros and cons. Is it worth the extra cost to get a couch in leather? This is regarding a Room and Board sofa, so if you have an opinion on R&B in general, feel free to join in. [more inside]
posted by oneirodynia on May 20, 2011 - 19 answers

Urban Barn furniture - good quality/bad quality/meh?

Anyone have any experience with Urban Barn furniture, good/bad/otherwise? I'm considering buying a used sofa and chair, but wondering if I should take the money and buy a lesser name new set elsewhere, instead. [more inside]
posted by nicoleincanada on Aug 3, 2010 - 4 answers

New baby, new couch. Bad idea?

New baby, new couch. Bad idea? [more inside]
posted by Brodiggitty on Dec 17, 2009 - 26 answers

Is there such a thing as a urine-resistant sofa?

Is there such a thing as a good looking, comfortable, urine-resistant sofa? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 31, 2009 - 19 answers

Where can I buy a new couch?

$50 at goodwill, $1500 bucks new - isn't there a middle ground for buying couches? [more inside]
posted by nadawi on Dec 29, 2008 - 29 answers

cleaning mildew off microsuede?

After 4 months in storage, my red microsuede couch is now a gray velvet couch. Can I clean mildew from microsuede? How? [more inside]
posted by Lou Stuells on Nov 29, 2008 - 4 answers

Do cats pee on leather?

Have you ever heard of, known, or had a cat who peed on leather furniture? [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Sep 2, 2008 - 12 answers

A couch with no name

We have an awesome couch in our new office and I'd love to get a few more around the place but no one seems to know where the hell it came from. We've torn the damn thing apart looking for labels, etc but to no avail. Here's a pic of the couch in question. ANY ideas who makes this or where we can get it? If it's helpful, we're based in London.
posted by cubedweller on Sep 2, 2008 - 3 answers

How long does it take a couch to stop offgassing?

How long does it take a couch to stop offgassing? I assembled a new Ikea Karlstad sofa five days ago, and while the odor has decreased a bit, it still smells. Worse, there's some VOC that irritates my nose and throat after I sit on it for half an hour or so, which is rather worrying. (My wife gets the same 'acrid feeling' too.) [more inside]
posted by sebastienbailard on Aug 22, 2008 - 9 answers

Looking for a good place to buy a new, reasonably-priced couch in NYC.

Looking for a good place to buy a new, reasonably-priced couch in NYC. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jul 1, 2008 - 12 answers

Help me fix my couch.

Help me fix my Ikea couch. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Dec 4, 2007 - 5 answers

Custom Couch Not Customized Correctly

Are we stuck with a custom-made couch we ordered that wasn't made to our specs? [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Dec 1, 2007 - 6 answers

Please tell me what couch will fit in our building!

What couch will fit in our apartment building? Not the specific apartment, mind you, just in the front door and around the stairwell's odd and narrow corners. [more inside]
posted by sneakin on Oct 8, 2007 - 14 answers

Wet couch needs help!

Is there any hope for a couch that sat in the rain overnight? [more inside]
posted by youngergirl44 on Oct 1, 2007 - 8 answers

Will a (Steam) Radiator Ruin My Rattan Couch?

I found a relative bargain on a super comfortable rattan couch. It's still real expensive, but, at half price, it's conceivably within my splurge budget. And I love the couch. The problem is it's going in a room with a steam-powered radiator, and will sit quite close to that radiator. And someone knowledgable tells me that the moist heat of a radiator will ruin (or at least hasten the demise of) the rattan. I'd hate to see that happen, particularly at this price! [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim on Aug 16, 2007 - 11 answers

Where can I find an accordion chair?

Where can I buy the chair featured in this video?
posted by Human Flesh on Feb 26, 2007 - 7 answers

Yes I went to a furniture showroom, no the salesperson didn't offer help. Twice.

Is a microfiber sofa with a 'W' actually washable? Will I need to wash it? [more inside]
posted by sLevi on Oct 31, 2006 - 5 answers

Qualities of a good sofa?

What makes for a comfortable, long-lasting sofa, and where can I get hold of one (in the UK)? [more inside]
posted by rongorongo on Aug 25, 2006 - 4 answers

Comfortable IKEA-esque couches?

Help me choose a cheap IKEA (or similar) couch without actually sitting on it first. [more inside]
posted by shaun on Jul 30, 2006 - 17 answers

Where's the best place to get furniture online?

Where's the best place to get furniture online? I'm looking to get a cheap couch/futon contraption for around 150-200 dollars, and so far I'm looking at kmart.com. I don't know where else to look.
posted by petah on Mar 13, 2006 - 14 answers

Any advice for how to shop for a decent couch/sofa?

Any advice for how to shop for a decent couch/sofa?
I know how much space I have for it (~7 feet), and that I want to be able to lie my 6 feet of body down on it to watch tv in comfort. What else does one look for?
posted by cardboard on Aug 6, 2004 - 12 answers

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