I’ve been sharing tidbits on furnishing our new space, which has been a drawn-out process for this indecisive shopper! Luckily, thanks to this online community I’ve been getting so much helpful feedback from many of you who already own the items we’ve been considering!
After looking at sofas from various stores, we had narrowed it down to Pottery Barn vs. Crate & Barrel (and did lots of stain tests on fabric swatches, which I can share more about) before Macy’s swooped in as a new top contender. Their prices are very reasonable, and I was sold after trying out comfort in-person and reading countless satisfied messages from readers. Our living room is definitely still a work-in-progress, but I’m thrilled to finally have a comfy spot to plop down and put my feet up!
Below are two reader favorite sofas that we tried & loved, and both are currently on sale! I had purchased sofa #2 at full price, and got a sizable price adjustment refund (within their 10-day policy).
Style: Mid century / modern, available in blue or greyish brown.
If we were deciding based on comfort and not my personal style (which veers more feminine and French-inspired), we tested every sofa in the Macy’s showroom and thought this was the winner. Not to mention, the flip top ottoman is genius. Per Nick, this sofa feels more soft (but not too soft), cozy, and inviting compared to many pricier options we tried in similar designs. Readers mentioned that it was super comfortable and kid-friendly, plus easy to clean with removable, washable pillow covers.
Note: If you’re looking to test out a floor model of Macy’s furniture, do call the store first to confirm it’s there and don’t just rely on the online locator!
- Storage ottoman with reversible tabletops – Both of the ottoman tops flip from a toddler-friendly soft upholstered top, to functional cocktail table trays with storage inside! I wish more ottomans were made with this nifty & practical feature!
- 113″ 2 piece sectional in either left or right arm facing
- 78″ sofa
- 62″ loveseat sofa
- 39″ armchair
Some reader photos & commentary:
Loved seeing the sofa styled in these cozy homes, shared by readers (reposted with permission):
Style: Romantic chesterfield in a velvet-like fabric.
Nick actually found this online as a contender for our space (which was surprising to me, as he had been pushing for a more contemporary sofa)! The style is right up my alley and I liked that the silhouette is a little more fresh than some classic chesterfield couches that are double the price. The seat depth and height were firm yet comfortable for both of us, but what really sold me was hearing from some of you who’ve owned this exact sofa for many years!
Color choice: The most difficult decision was picking out a color! It’s very unfortunate they don’t offer swatches for at-home, especially since not many stores carry specific models and their indoor lighting can be dismal.
I ended up ordered Light Grey because it was the only color in stock and ready to ship at the time (note: the in-stock color inventory changes daily) and we’re very happy with it! A close contender was their most popular Storm Grey, which is a medium grey with a sage green tint to it. The swatches below make these two greys look starkly different, but in certain lighting they can look similar.
- 92″ sofa (pictured above)
- 68″ loveseat
- 52″ armchair
- Small ottoman in the same velvet-like fabric. I saw it in this blog and love how it creates a chaise-like look! I would’ve gotten this as well, if we didn’t already have an Ikea ottoman.
- Larger leather ottoman with lots of storage
Some reader photos & commentary:
How pretty are these spaces below, shared by lovely readers? (reposted with permission)
Hope you guys enjoyed this first installment of our home decor diaries! Looking forward to sharing more finds and tips as we continue making this space our own!