Yes, it’s true. I am changing couches…AGAIN! This will be the 3rd couch we have rotated into this space in little over a year. But here me out, okay? I fully believe it is 100 percent okay to play around with our furniture until you find that perfect fit. That exactly what this buffalo check beauty did for me.
We started out with a beautiful sectional when we moved in. It was a gift to ourselves before we bought out current homestead. It was custom built and my very first piece of brand new furniture ever! We we’re living the high life. When we moved into the RR Homestead it no longer fit. Well let me rephrase, it did fit but it no longer matched the space. The couch, as pretty as it was too modern and clean for what I had envisioned. But here’s the thing.…I didn’t really know what I envisioned, all I knew was that it was NOT that couch.
Which leads us to couch number 2. A long high backed tufted beauty of marketplace. I mean she was a beaut! And although it was a but closer to the rustic/ elegant vibe I wanted something still just felt off. Y’all it took me almost an entire year to decide that it was the couch that made the room feel disjointed. I came to the sad realization that is was in fact, time to let her go.
Sooo where does a girl shop for furniture when she has 2 young boys and 2 puppies at home???.…Facebook Marketplace of course! There I was, scrolling my marketplace feed, minding my own business when this amazing buffalo check couch came across my feed. I mean, it literally slowed my scroll. and I think you will see why!
Why did you chose a buffalo check couch?
Truthfully, I had zero intent on pulling a patterned couch in the space. I mean literally Z‑E-R‑O. That was until I was inspired on Pinterest of a white and faded modern primitive farmhouse look. I will have to dig up the picture for you in a separate post but needless to say it caught my eye. The when I saw this one on my marketplace feed I knew I had to give that look a shot.
Do you like secondhand furniture?
Absolutely! In fact, most of our home in decorated with previously loved second hand items, from the Goodwill wreath on my door, to the chalk painted end tables from my mom, almost every surface is touched by a DIY of some sort.
Secondhand furniture is a really great option for households with young kids and family pets. I’m sure one day I will shop for new furniture, but today is not that day.
How do you style a buffalo check couch?
I’m glad you asked. It wouldn’t take much for this pattern to become overwhelming and that’s why this is the only form of buffalo check you will find in my living room. I do have the pattern scattered here and there throughout the house but it’s the largest piece and styling is so important with a focal point of this magnitude. With that being said, neutrals. NEUTRALS…N‑E-U-T-R-A-L‑S. Solid’s and something with minimal pattern. I chose to go with some simple grain sack pillows I found at The Homegoods Market