Have you recently moved into a shared living situation? There is always an adjustment period when two people get used to sharing space, and some hard and fast rules the entire household must abide by can help avoid confrontations or disagreements in the future.
Even so, there are some things on which you might need to get your roommate’s approval. One of the things that new roommates fail to discuss is interior design, furniture, and décor in the common spaces. If you have moved in with someone else, there is a good chance they already have living room furniture, and may not want to change it. On the other hand, if their existing couch or loveseat is worse for wear, offering to replace it with a new loveseat could earn you some major brownie points.
If you have someone moving in with you, it might be tempting to require everything to stay the same. But in reality, if your roommate is paying half of the bills they should also have the right to be included in the design and décor of common spaces like the living room or dining room. If they want to buy a brand new loveseat to replace your older one, there is nothing wrong with letting them do so.
Of course, when they move out you would have to replace it yourself as well. But if your loveseat is already needing to be replaced, letting your roommate do so puts of your expense until a later date.
Regardless of your living situation and how you arrived at this point, you and your roommate should pick new furniture together. Here are some of the things that you should consider to make sure your roommate loves your new loveseat sofa.
- Choose a loveseat with tons of techy features like built-in charging stations, built-in LED reading lights and built-in speakers for each seat.
- If you want to really be able to kick back and relax, look for a loveseat with reclining ends.
- Like to play video games and watch movies with your buddies? Pick a loveseat with built-in cup holders and snack trays.
- Do you and your roommate work physically stressful jobs? If you spend a lot of time on your feet and/or lifting, coming home to a massage from your reclining loveseat can’t be beaten.
- Choose neutral solid colors or simple geometric patterns in subdued hues so that you and your roommate can add décor as you wish, and it will not look out of place with the furniture.
- Narrow down your list of the loveseats you want, then go over those sofas and furniture sets with your roommate at the online furniture store you plan to order from.
If you still aren’t sure about bringing up the subject of a new loveseat to your roommate, you might change your mind and get off the fence when you see the incredible prices you can get online. Online furniture stores offer discounts, clearance sales, and free delivery almost daily, and as such, you can definitely afford this smaller piece of furniture. You can view prices here and check out unique loveseats your roommate will love.