When I got married five years ago, one of the first things we did was buy a couch. At the time my husband had a futon and I had an old family sofa with a floral print. We wanted something comfortable, neutral, and cheap. We spent an entire weekend going to different furniture places around town and our problem was we didn’t like anything there or what we did like was too expensive for our contemporary living room.
Our last stop was at Ashley HomeStore and we walked in and immediately found a couch. It was a grey L shaped sectional that was a perfect size and the perfect price and would complement our contemporary living room perfectly! We have lived on that couch ever since! It’s been there for one move, many movie nights, countless game nights, and been a great ‘bed’ for our Gatsby Girl.
After five years though we knew it was time to find something else. The couch was well-loved and we were sad when we realized it was time to let it go. So the couch buying process started again. This time around, we were old pros and knew to go to Ashley Furniture first to find the perfect couch for our contemporary living room.
We went to the Cool Springs location and spent some time walking around, trying out different sofas and sectionals, and figuring out what would look good in our contemporary living room as well as be functional. We found not just one, but multiple couches that we loved. It was such a tough decision!
We eventually narrowed our search down to two couches. One was the Brace Sofa. I love the dark charcoal color and the fun studs on the bottom and top. It’s so chic and I loved that the studs matched the kitchen hardware!
The second contender was the Gamaliel 2-Piece Sectional. We love a sectional L-shaped sofa because we each have our own space. But with us being in a one-bedroom apartment we were worried about space since the sectional is bigger than the sofa.
So, which one did we choose for our contemporary living room? Drumroll, please!
We decided to go with the Sectional! It was so comfortable and we figured we needed a big couch to fit us and the dog. Before this brand new sofa arrived at our home we were sitting in lawn chairs and a pool float, so I was like a kid at Christmas when it was delivery day!
The sectional looks AMAZING in the space. We had friends over the day it was delivered and all our friends couldn’t stop talking about how comfortable it is. We even jokingly named the sofa Sofia and say she’s the newest member of the family! It’s so nice to have a comfortable spot to stretch out and watch TV and a place for friends to sit and play board games when they come over.
See our living room/kitchen area below.
Doesn’t this couch make you want to curl up with a book and relax? I’m so glad we decided to go straight to Ashley Furniture and cut out all the unnecessary places. Ashley hasn’t let us down so far and will always be our go-to when we need new furniture.