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Stunningly Simple Sofa Substitute

Stunningly Simple Sofa Substitute

When first considering the living room furnishings, many different sofa options quickly rose to the top of our list, including a cognac leather three seater and this unique emerald green beauty.

Yet, with banks of windows on opposite sides and a fireplace in the center, the room called for two sofas. And I had a great furniture layout in mind, but that was before we realized we would have to stick to a really tight budget (because of course we decided to live in THE money pit). My original picks would have to wait until we hit the lottery.

That meant that I HAD to start looking at other possibilities...And while there are plenty of online sources for inexpensive sofas, I didn't want to sacrifice quality for cost. So, I began the search through many a thrift shop to find something second hand, however each time I came across an appealing pair, the expense of new upholstery hit me and we would be right back to where we started- no sofas and an unfinished and mostly empty living room. 

Then one day my husband and I took a trip to Ikea to look through the marketplace and as we were walking beyond the front doors, I spotted the Sinnerlig daybed to my left- on clearance! (It was marked down to $249!!) I was immediately drawn to its aesthetic- clean lines, a tightly woven natural fiber seat and black metal legs. I was even more impressed with its solid build, because we all know that IKEA furniture can sometimes be questionable. What's more is that the dimensions also fit our requirements, so for about $500 we had TWO daybeds for the space.

Of course, I promptly piled pillows on them (which we have changed out a few times already- this picture shows the last photographed moment, but not the most recent changes).  Now we are in the market for custom seat cushions, which I will most likely order from Cushion Source- I already have some fun ideas in mind so check back soon...

Pattern Play

Pattern Play

Modern DIY Accent Table (Inspired by West Elm )

Modern DIY Accent Table (Inspired by West Elm )