I decided to finally move out of my college apartment since I'm not really in college anymore. I'm gonna throw most of the junk I have as furniture and get some thing decent. Nothing too fancy or expensive, but don't see the point in buying crap either. It would be great to hear any suggestions you guys might have. I'm going to start off with some basics and add the rest over time. What I'm looking to begin with is, Sofa - sectional (love seat + chaise), fabric ok, leather preferred but all leather ones I've seen in my price range look fugly. $1500 TV Stand/Entertainment center $500 Bed - King size, maybe Queen. Something nice. $750 Mattress - any advice on mattress shopping? I sleep on my side and sometimes on my back. What price range should I look in that is comparable to the other items I'm buying? I haven't started looking around locally yet because I'm still doing research. I don't know much about interior design, but I'm looking somewhat modern looking pieces (but not the metal/chrome look). I'm thinking of Maroon/Red and Grey theme, though I could easily swayed on the colors. Didn't see anything I like at Crate and Barrel, Design With Reach, Ballard Designs, Pottery Bahn, or Ethan Allen in my price range. Here are some that I like. Sofa: http://www.furniture.com/common/prod...7-e6bf0e0e4e28 (they do not ship to my location: Fargo, ND) http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...opnav=&browse= (white glove shipping included. yay!) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...lance&n=284507 (this seller has horrible reviews on amazon, but I love this item) FYI, I dislike fluffy looking cushions/sofas like these. http://www.ballarddesigns.com/jump.j...ProductID=1687 Bed: http://www.overstock.com/?page=proframe&prod_id=1505828 http://www.overstock.com/?page=proframe&prod_id=1094138 TV Stand: http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...opnav=&browse= I wouldn't mind buying online if I had to, but it's always good to see in person what I'm buying. So what do you guys think? Do these examples look good for quoted price? Or am I likely to find way better deals? Do you have any suggestions? Particularly for a sofa because I haven't found any thing that I really like a lot. Peter PS. If my taste seems really unco-ordinated or if the examples I gave look down right gaudy or something, please tell me, so I won't regret it 2 year later.
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6/22/06 at 4:01pm