Andy and I are thinking about getting a couch. I have wanted to post about this for a long time, even though it's really pointless. But there's probably no better time to write a pointless post about sofas, right?
I'm picky about sofa styles. My preference typically trends towards mid-century modern.
Why? It's the Fat vs. Skinny debate. Example:
Photo from Ashley Furniture. I am trying to avoid copyright infringement here.
Photo from Room and Board.
The first couch, from Ashley Furniture, looks fat to me. Just blobby, shapeless, fat. The skinny couch, a Murray sofa from Room and Board, looks sleek, thin, structured. I do not like fat couches, no matter how comfortable they may be. The ideal, I suppose, is a couch that is both skinny and comfortable. And affordable.
Andy doesn't think we need a couch to begin with, which is a totally separate question. I don't really have an answer, other than aesthetics. That seems incredibly shallow. But then I guess, so does the Fat vs. Skinny couch debate. But it's just a couch, so it doesn't matter if I discriminate based on looks. Nobody's feelings get hurt.
Except for Fat Couch. Sorry, Fat Couch. You just didn't make the cut.