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 -
We are moving into our first flat! Hooray! However, it is unfurnished, so we need to buy us some furniture - specifically, a good sofa and a good dining/gaming table. If we go Ikea, what's the sweet spot between price and durability? [more inside]
posted by mippy
on Mar 8, 2013 -
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 -
I'm looking for the perfect futon (sofa-bed) in the UK (preferably the South East) that will work equally well as a bed or sofa, long-lasting, and easy to convert. [more inside]
posted by K.P.
on Jul 20, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
What are great furniture stores, specifically for living room? And in terms of quality, what am I looking for? [more inside]
posted by emkelley
on Mar 31, 2011 -
By chance do you or someone you know own an Armen (Art) Furniture sofa, and if so, how does it rate it in terms of quality and comfort? Are you satisfied with it? I'm particularly interested in the Armen 725 Centennial. [more inside]
posted by lolo341
on Mar 22, 2011 -
I want to buy a convertible couch so guests can sleep in the man cave. What style of couch do I need? [more inside]
posted by bq
on Jan 26, 2011 -
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 -
Looking for a unique, comfortable chair for my office -- with a few odd requirements. [more inside]
posted by nitsuj
on Jan 5, 2010 -
Just bought a new very light beige color sofa and would like to protect it from spills and stains. Any advice?
I've read good reviews about "scotchguard". Any tips on that?
posted by WizKid
on Jul 15, 2009 -
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 -
We're reconfiguring our house to make room for a second child. We'd like to continue to have someplace comfortable for guests to sleep, but we're short on space. [more inside]
posted by larsks
on Aug 20, 2008 -
I just moved and have a new job that will, fortunately, give me the opportunity to purchase nice furniture for the first time in my life. I'm more into modern designs, but with a quality touch. If there is a manufacturer that makes super high quality, modern stuff that would be the ticket for me. Anyway, I'm looking for online stores to shop on. I'm looking for literally everything a typical two person home needs. We currently have no furniture save a recliner, so we need a lot!
I'll admit I don't know the first thing about design, furniture history, etc. But I do want to learn. The ideal shops will offer quality and education.
I'm not looking for IKEA or super cheap options.
Basically, just give me some links of some kick ass online furniture and furnishing joints!
posted by Bob Dobbs
on Nov 16, 2007 -
Is a microfiber sofa with a 'W' actually washable? Will I need to wash it? [more inside]
posted by sLevi
on Oct 31, 2006 -
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 -
Can anyone recommend any guidelines or specific household appliances (eg fridge, freezer, washing machine, sofa and bed) that are reasonably environmentally friendly and affordable (in the UK)? [more inside]
posted by badlydubbedboy
on Jun 22, 2006 -
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 -