Question about furniture...kinda?

  1. ok yesterday a friend of mine and i, went looking through furniture stores. tables, chairs, couches, loveseats etc.
    now even i know trends change, i just don't know what they are until somebody tells me? so here is the question.

    you know those love seats and couches that have all the flowery designs on them, and stuff? is that in or out? somebody help me here? :chuckle are there any particular colors that are in or out? designs etc? thanks


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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   Q.
    I don't think furniture is that "trendy." I mean, if it's in a furniture store, it's probably fairly "In" if you will. The only thing that I know of that is "out" is console TVs.
  4. by   Furball
    Just do what I do....buy what you like. I love anything leather...yummy
  5. by   CEN35
    likes leather also.......but leather = $$$$$, way more than cloth.


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  6. by   live4today
    I buy whatever I think is "IN" to me, and to heck with other people's opinions about what is "IN" or "OUT".
  7. by   nursedawn67
    I think "IN" is whatever is in your house and you like and enjoy and find comfortable.
  8. by   135ctv
    Buy what you like. If you buy something just because it's "in", it will be "out" in a year or two. Then you either have to live with furniture that's "out" or buy new furniture.
  9. by   aimeee
    Agree, the heck with fashion. Get what pleases you.

    One caution about couches especially. They tend to be rather oversized these days. If you are going to have to be moving this monster yourself from time to time be sure the proportions are smaller. We bought one of the smaller ones a couple years ago and it was a really tight squeeze to get the thing into the house! Was so glad we hadn't opted for a larger unit. We never would have made it.
  10. by   Momma_Penguin
    I used to buy whatever was the color of dirt.....b/c I have 2 boys...and 1 husband..LOL Now that we are giving them the old furniture for the wreck room......I am drooling over a caramel color leather couch, the kind with recliners and a bed for guests..... We have been furniture looking, and they have whatever you like, I don't think there is such a thing as a certain style. I loove the leather and it should hold up to boys and it feels good trooooo!!! My only advice would be buy something of good quality, as it will last for many years. ( Dogs, kids, drunk relatives..LOL) Laura LPN
  11. by   BrandyBSN
    Just my idea here.... and I really hate to generalize about men and decorating ability... but.... here I go

    When you pick out furniture, kinda think twice about the fabric and color. like Will I be able to find pictures, lamps, accessories that will match this? Will this clash with my carpet? are the kids going to be able to destroy this? These are all things to take into consideration. Personally, I would not go with flowers, but that is just because I like darker solids, but that it just me

    If i let my fiance go into a furniture store without any "supervision" we would probably have an orange couch and 3 inch green shag carpeting Granted, you make be very skilled in color coordination, so if that is the case, ignore all comments in this post

    Good Luck Rick
    Brandy
  12. by   BrandyBSN
    oh, and a PS... Sit on it! If your rear-end is happy once the pattern or color goes "out", you can always buy slip-covers
  13. by   CEN35
    if i was color coordinated, i don't think i would be asking! :chuckle


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  14. by   Brownms46
    Originally posted by Momma_Penguin
    I used to buy whatever was the color of dirt.....b/c I have 2 boys...and 1 husband..LOL Now that we are giving them the old furniture for the wreck room......I am drooling over a caramel color leather couch, the kind with recliners and a bed for guests..... We have been furniture looking, and they have whatever you like, I don't think there is such a thing as a certain style. I loove the leather and it should hold up to boys and it feels good trooooo!!! My only advice would be buy something of good quality, as it will last for many years. ( Dogs, kids, drunk relatives..LOL) Laura LPN
    I just had to :chuckle when I read this....the color of dirt...I love it..

    There are places...that you can buy a sofa in the style you like, and then have it covered in the cloth....in the color or pattern you would prefer... The colors I see most when I look at furniture...which is often as I get to chose what I want to have the agency furnish my apartment with. The colors I see most now...are deep burgundy...greens...black....browns...earthy tones...and subdued patterns...
    Last edit by Brownms46 on Mar 25, '02

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