Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
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grown-up furniture for the bachelor pad?

So I went to lunch downtown with a Departmental candidate yesterday, and on the way home stopped by Blue Heron (local nice-furniture store). They had a gorgeous, two-piece sectional couch (that is, it's in two pieces that form a large L) in almost-black leather, something akin to what I've wanted to get for a long time. It would seat a whole lotta people in comfort and luxury for conversations, movie watching, or even gaming if I get a low table for that area. One of the other benefits is that it would help define the two separate living areas without being an actual wall in the way. And now everything in the store is now 15% off and 12 months free financing.

Hm.

Here's the rub: It's 10 feet by 10 feet, which is pretty big for the entertainment area in my house. But it would fit. Hm.

What do y'all think? How do you determine what's the right-sized piece of furniture for a room?

For those of you who've seen my house, here are some specifications after measuring last night: It all but fills my little-living-room-nook (as opposed to the larger, library-gaming area): If against the kitchen divider, it comes all the way to the futon (where it is now); that is, within four feet of the window. Of course, I'd move the futon, probably upstairs or else into the larger living room. If against the window wall, the new couch would make it so I had to set the door-restrictor to not open all the way lest it bump the back of the couch. However, I could rearrange things and put it against the wall, move the entertainment center to the kitchen side... just lots of ideas. In the larger area, it's easy, but I would like this to be for viewing movies and such. Hm.

Just wondering if I really want to commit to such a big, grown-up piece of furniture, and if so, if this is the correct-sized piece for my place.

Advice welcome!
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