Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Making This House A Home

It has been over 7 years since we've moved into our house and I still haven't purchased furniture yet. Hubby and I utilized the furniture we had from our separate apartments and made it work, until I got rid of it.

A few years ago, I was hell bent on selling the house to pursue (another story for another time). I got rid of all our old worn out furniture and kept the essentials. Unfortunately the housing market wasn't in my favor. The house didn't sell in the time frame I needed. That was 2 summers ago and we've been living in a mostly empty house since then.

What Took So Long?
For the past few years, I've been unsure about the future. I wasn't sure we'd stay in Connecticut. I only knew that I love my husband and we'd figure it out together. But I realized, no one knows the future and it's silly to keep paying a full mortgage while utilizing only part of the house. A change is needed.

Our previous furniture didn't compliment the space very well. If you sat on a particular couch, you couldn't see the television because it was blocked by another couch. This time around we took measurements and we're purchasing pieces that will compliment the room's design.

I'm taking advantage of holiday sales and 0% interest free offers. It's important to me to get pieces that we really want so my strategy is to make a purchase and pay for it before buying another major piece. I hate having a lot of outstanding debt so this strategy works for my purse and for my sanity.

Our New Couch
We choose this sofa and loveseat for a few reasons. 1) It has a tall back that supports our heads and deep cushions that support our entire upper thigh without fall off. 2) Microfiber is easy to clean and the cushions are incredibly soft. 3) It was on sale and within our budget.

I still need a television, chairs, a coffee table, decor items, and much more but at least this is a start. I'm excited to see how everything will come together.

Briarwood Microfiber Sofa from Raymour & Flanigan


  1. I love that sofa. It looks so comfy.

    1. It really is quite comfy. I'm really looking forward to having it delivered this week.

  2. I always believe that a house is a home provided that we live and cherish moments with the one we love. It is not about right or wrong but clearly, we have all the right to be happy in every second of our lives. I hope to see more updates on the progress of making your house a pleasant and comfortable place to live in. And the newly purchased couch is a good start. Thanks for sharing.



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