When we moved over the summer we realized that neither of the sofas at our old house were going to work in our new living room . I thought a new sofa would be one of the first things we would buy but I have actually been dragging my feet on this purchase .
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Part of me wants to invest in a higher end sofa with beautiful lines and good bones that will last for many years . The sort of sofa that is so classic that it is reupholstered instead of replaced in 10 years .
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But then reality sets in and I realize that there will probably never be a time when a high end sofa would be appropriate in our home .
With two kids and a dog, our sofa takes a beating on a daily basis and I wouldn't have it any other way because it means we are actually LIVING in our living room . But with all of that living, it means our sofa will probably only have a life expectancy of about 3 - 5 years .
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Since I know our new sofa will be somewhat "disposable" and less of an investment I feel like I can have a little more fun with it - maybe a bold pattern or color? Or maybe I will keep the color neutral but go with a less traditional style? I still have a lot of decisions to make but I am not in a big rush . For now we are using half of our old sectional for our sofa and while it isn't exactly pretty it meets our needs functionally . Which camp do you fall into? Is your sofa a long-term investment or something that is meant to be replaced in a few years?