Thursday, May 20, 2010

My new sofa.

DSCF0006 I’ve been looking forward to the day when I could sit on a real sofa big enough to seat more than 1 fully grown adult. Now I have that chance. Even Yuko is happy with the new sofa although she prefers sitting in traditional Japanese floor seats. Bleah to that.
DSCF0001 Our new sofa can seat three fully grown adults comfortably plus anybody who may want to sit just on the ottoman. The sofa can be configured to have the ottoman as a fixed part of it or as a freely moving seat. The seats are firm yet comfortable and can be removed and flipped to retain their shape unlike my last hand me down sofa that was made of hard spring and vinyl. I think the best part of the couch is that its made out of a dark brown matte fabric. I won’t stick to the sofa during the summer and it won’t feel that cold during the winter.
The only downside to our sofa is its size. While it’s awesome that it’s big and comfy, it also takes up a quarter of the living room! I guess that’s one thing I can’t change in Japan. Here’s a little factoid for you all; my current living room is as big as my last apartment for size comparison's sake. The loft at the old apartment really helped hide a lot of clutter.
DSCF0005 Considering the cost and build quality of the average Japanese sofa, I think we did really good with our purchase. We were looking at smaller sofas that were even more expensive than the one we got. Plus most stores charge delivery fees on top of the final cost but we bought it online and saved a ton. I’m so content. :D
I am fairly certain this will be the final large piece of furniture we’ll buy for a while. We may get a kitchen table later next month but we really don’t need it. :) Now we can have guests over… I wonder if we ever will though. :(

1 comment:

  1. Looks great- and you'll have at least one guest- mom! She'll be there this summer for your wedding!

    <3 Faye