So I didn’t end up liking the couch at Ikea. The color was a lot lighter than it looked in the catalog and it didn’t look very high quality.
But, we went to Lennox Square mall afterwards and they have a Love Sac store that sells these really cool sectionals. You can basically configure them in any way you want on the fly because the sides and bases all come apart. So you can make 2 little love seats or a large couch with a chaise or 4 separate chairs or even a sleeper sofa.
The only problem is it’s $3200 for the one I want. On the one hand, that’s a ton of money to drop on a couch. On the other, I’d rather invest in something that’s high quality than waste money on something cheap. And since it’s so configurable, there won’t be the issue of whether or not it’ll work in a future home. Plus all the covers come off so if we wanted to redecorate we just have to buy new covers. And it has a good warranty.
So I think I want to go with one of these, it’s just a matter of when I want to put down that much money. Maybe I’ll see what my bonus ends up being and start putting some money to the side so I don’t feel like I’m just draining our savings on a couch.