Messes, Couches and Ottomans that bug.

January 31, 2012  —  Written by Julia Marcum 

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This bugs.  Every day. :

Yes, it is nice to throw Greta’s toys in the storage ottomans before meals (sometimes) and before guests come (as long as it isn’t a surprise).  But every day, this mess haunts me and bugs me and then yesterday I snapped.  I swapped ottomans.  The smaller storage ones went down to the family/tv room and the larger one came up to the living room.

And you know what, this bugs:

It is way too big.  And our family room which was already desperately needing help–really, it is my least favorite room in the whole house– went from being the worst room:

To being the worst and messiest room:
And now, officially the least comfortable with the too-small ottomans in place.  I admit we have a problem when it comes to buying couches–we buy a lot far too often–but this secitional has GOT TO GO.  We are just too tall.  My 6′ bod and Chris’s 6’4″ bod do not fit on this couch unless we have perfect posture.  Who wants to have perfect posture when watching tv??  If you want to sit straight, go up to the living room and have an adult conversation on the white couch with no toys around you. We always end up slouching on the sectional and then our butts hang off, which used to be caught by the oversized ottoman, but now–there’s nothing.  
So yesterday, we decided–we need to sell the large ottoman (it really is just huuuggeeee) and the sectional and find something that we really love and is really comfy.  Here we go again.  Another couch purchase.  This time, “extra deep” is the word.  Suggestions are welcome–as always.  :)

What do you think?

  1. Guest says:

    Check out Stylus
    Custom made sofas. We love ours.

  2. i would second restoration hardware for deep sofas. they seriously are the most comfortable i have ever sat on…of course, that would be in the store while drooling, not in my actual house ;)

  3. Danielle Carter says:

    We love our couches, got them at RC Willey. My husband is 6’2″ and they are great for him. My feet hang off the floor, but that’s ok. They are over 4 years old, survived a very spitty baby and still look new. Everyone that comes over says they love them. If you want any other info or a picture, send me a message on FB. Good luck couch hunting, it’s hard to find just the right fit.

  4. Sent a facebook message!

  5. You know. YOU KNOWWWWWWWW.

  6. Jane says:

    love your honesty and real talk. couches for tall people are trickyyyy. and storing toys? i can only imagine.

  7. Nice! Which one did you get?

  8. I actually LOVE that, Lexy! We talked about the possibility of getting away from sectionals and going for a couch with maybe a separate chaise to lounge on. That leather looks so luxe. Definitely going on the short list.

  9. A friend of mine worked at Restoration Hardware just to get the discount. She worked there for a few months, made her purchase, and that was that. Their furniture is super expensive, but very deep. I love going to her house and sitting on her couches. I don’t want to go anywhere else in the house.

    I know you like clean and modern, but here’s a pic of hers:


    Seriously. SO comfortable.

  10. Nicole says:

    Umm…really?? That couch is gorgeous! I guess, being a shorty has perks since we don’t have quite so many seating issues. ;) And I really do want your couch. Email me what your asking. :)

  11. meaganbriggs3 says:

    This makes me laugh so hard because that sectional looks PERFECT for me and ry ;-) oh you tall people you! I wish we could buy that couch from you!!! Can you FedEx it to me?? Lol. We bought our couch at Costco so I have NO clue where you should start looking.

  12. Wow! We are the same heights! Nuts. We will definitely share every detail of the process.

  13. Melissa says:

    Love your couch and I’d love to buy it from you but I’m not sure we are a white couch family…I personally am a white couch kind of gal but my family is more chocolate/mud brown. Good luck on the couch search! I have banished toys from our front room- does it always stay clean? No. But, a girl can try.

  14. Sarah-Nadine says:

    Amazing what kind of issues we can have for being tall. My husband and I just went through the same thinking (he is 6’4″ and i am 6′). Let me know what you come up with and good luck :-)

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