My sister called me the other day to have a chat. She informed me she was comfortably ensconced in her husband’s black (and lumpy I might add) recliner. She has 2 very small children so she is fine with comfortable instead of fashionable at the current moment. She will pick up the battle to relegate the lumpy recliner to the depths of the basement in the future when the kids are older.
It seems like I’ve had this conversation with a few clients lately so it got me to thinking. . . why does comfortable furniture have to be ugly? I know recliners have come a long way (below) but [some] husbands still seem to be only interested in the cushy “Michelin man” looking ones.
It’s the same with a chair and half. They were a big fad in the 80’s but the scale of a chair and half is usually too big for most spaces not to mention they are generally not attractive pieces of furniture. But they sure are fun to sit and lounge around in. What is up with that?
You’ll be happy to know I’ve figured it out. And here’s what it is, you cannot take pillows, wrap them in leather, and basically expect beautiful? That’s just the way it is. And there’s nothing else we can do ladies, except find a new and fabulous spot for the TV that is hidden, out of the sightline of your living room or great room (I know pretty impossible right?)
Sigh. I fear the battle of comfort over beauty will rage on because I don’t know if this is a good enough argument to get your husband to agree to buy this (above) kind of recliner instead.
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