The big challenge for my daughter was the fact that, while she wanted to try a light colored slip-covered sectional, she has three dogs that all live inside and outside with her, so the thought of investing too much money in this was more than a little bit bit scary. (Who wants to be out $3,000 on a Pottery Barn sectional, only to find out after 23 months of use that the pups have created permanent paw prints everywhere, and daily doggie hair removal has become too much for you, but you paid a fortune so now you're stuck?)
After some debate, she came up with the perfect solution. We went to Ikea and got this little gem in the picture above. The complete and total steal of the century, delivered two days after she bought it. Oh, and it's comfy to sit on! We flopped on it Saturday evening to watch a movie, and it was fabulous. We discussed it and decided that, worse case scenario, if the idea of a light colored sofa turns out to be unwise in 3 years....not the end of the world, since the price was so affordable. Brilliant.
And, oh, just so cute.
I can now have my cake..er..sectional, and sofa too. All I have to do is pop over to my daughter's home for an evening of sofa sitting.