Help me decorate my new house

gtpeach

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You all did such a good job previously helping me pick out new dishes, that I'll ask for your feedback on furniture for my new house! My couches are old and smell like dirty dogs, so I'm going to move them to the outside workshop for the dogs to lounge on during the day and get new ones for my new house. I'm leaning towards the sectional option. At first I was thinking dark brown or grey, but I really love this one:

https://www.grandhomefurnishings.co.../maier-sienna-2-piece-opposite-sectional-sofa

What do we think? Is it worth $300 to upgrade to the sleeper sofa option?
 

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I never slept on a pull-out sofa. Well I should say I've never been able to sleep on a pull-out sofa. They are so very uncomfortable.

I'd save the $300 and buy a good air matrass if you have company.
 

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I'd save the $300 and buy a good air matrass if you have company.
C'mon, she's not a college student:r:. A futon would be a more practical buy - serves two functions: couch and bedding.
Personally, I've always been partial to sectionals, so that's not a bad idea IMO.

What about furniture styles and colors, what are you partial to gtpeach?
 
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Having owned one and now inherited one, they really aren't worth it. Plus, they are incredibly heavy and a pain to move. This is coming from a fairly strong person. The section would be cool. Just remember, you need to buy a velvet Elvis and a black light painting.
 

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The section would be cool. Just remember, you need to buy a velvet Elvis and a black light painting.
And remember, it's important to pick the right type of wood paneling, because it sets the mood for the entire room. Some might recommend going with a tight berber carpet, but I always say classics like shag carpet never go out of style.;)
 

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I like that sectional! I won't comment on color since I'm partial to red myself. That it's in microfiber is perfect ... I have 4 cats that shed alot and 1 dog that doesn't and my microfiber recliner is the only upholstered piece that doesn't have to be covered to minimize massive pet hair accumulations and daily vacuuming.
 

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I really like the cinnamon color of that sectional. As a former mover, I truly hate sleeper sofas. If you don't know what you are doing when moving one, they can take a finger off in the blink of an eye. And, I have never slept well on a sleeper. Save teh monies!

What style is your new home? Are you going to decorate in that style, sympathetic to that style, or throw caution to the wind? I'm great at spending other people's money;)
 

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Man! Y'all are so helpful. I had a really nice futon, but I had to throw out the mattress - it was in the basement and the cats took it over and it just didn't fare well. But I don't really have room for a futon and a sofa, so maybe I'll just go with the sofa. Someone could comfortably sleep on it without the pull out, right?

Hmmm... Style. I mean, it's all been upgraded and is modern. You walk in and there's a small foyer and then to the left is the master bedroom that was an add-on and directly in front is the kitchen. It has black and white granite counters and all new stainless steel appliances. There's a half wall behind the kitchen and then the living room. I think the sectional will fit well with the shorter end along that half wall.

The only kind of weird thing I have so far is orange vinyl chairs to sit at the island that you'll see when you first walk in. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A9HV59Y/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1. Orange is my favorite color and the lights that are hanging down over the counter are orange (that was a fun surprise - they didn't know it was my favorite), so I decided to go ahead and play on that. https://www.houzz.com/product/37298...MIruSOzKOZ2QIVhVuGCh11ww_3EAQYBCABEgKKW_D_BwE.

So the kitchen will be a combination of funky retro and modern, I guess. In general I like warm colors, so the cinnamon appeals to me. But I could also do greys as an accent to do a cooler vibe, I guess. I'm trying to upgrade to nicer furniture since a lot of the stuff I have now is pretty beat up and came from thrift stores and yard sales. I do want to refinish a few pieces I have, though, so there may be some vintage de-stressed furniture making it's way into the mix.

So, I pretty much have no set style and will just kind of do whatever and none of it will match, most likely! :D
 

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Man! Y'all are so helpful. I had a really nice futon, but I had to throw out the mattress - it was in the basement and the cats took it over and it just didn't fare well. .....
My most comfy mattresses have been futons. For a couple years I slept on a click-clack style (without the divided backrest, which are a pain to sleep on). When I got my current Ikea bedframe, I went to Big Lots and bought a futon mattress for it.
 
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Having slept on a pull out before, the are incredibly uncomfortable. The mattresses tend to be thin and your back invariably one of the metal cross pieces. I longer, comfy sofa is a better sleep. Let's just say when you've pissed off your better half and have been consigned to the sofa for the night(s), a comfy sofa is a necessity. Not that I would know anything about that.:-c:r:
 

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I love the color of the sofa. So many things lately are grey, and I just don't care for it.

Skip the sleeper sofa. They are a pain to move, even across the floor. It looks like you have room for a guest bedroom, anyway.
 

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I have to agree with not getting a pull out sofa. Incredibly heavy and horrible to sleep on.

If you're going with the wood paneling, I recommend an old school coach like this one:
 

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I have to agree with not getting a pull out sofa. Incredibly heavy and horrible to sleep on.

If you're going with the wood paneling, I recommend an old school coach like this one:
That would go great with macramé. I would say vintage macramé but is there really new macramé?
 

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I have to agree with not getting a pull out sofa. Incredibly heavy and horrible to sleep on.

If you're going with the wood paneling, I recommend an old school coach like this one:
Is it a bad sign that I kind of like this?
 

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So, I pretty much have no set style and will just kind of do whatever and none of it will match, most likely! :D
What it sounds like is quintessential eclectic style -- mixing diverse elements that appeal to you whether or not they meet others' ideas of what matches or not.
 
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Is it a bad sign that I kind of like this?
I actually have something about that old in my living room at the moment. My son's dog chewed up the sofa and going into the Christmas season we had nothing for the living room so I picked up a sofa and chair for $10 at an estate sale. It cost me more in Febreeze to get the tobacco smell out of them.

And now we're moving to a new house... not sure if I want that ratty sofa in there.
 

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I'm putting my old ratty furniture in the workshop. I'm going to fence in the backyard and put a doggy door in the workshop so they can hang out in there when the weather's bad. They'll be lounging in style (for dogs!).
 
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