I’m in a bit of a quandry here at Casa de Rhonda.
My living room furniture is about 7 years old and still looks nice, IMO.Â It was relatively expensive stuff–at least to me–and it’s held up well despite the fact that my children and husband have wrestled and wallowed on it since the moment it was delivered into our house.Â It took me WEEKS to pick out the sofa.Â Sofas are important.Â They have to be big and roomy.Â They’ve got to be aesthetically pleasing, the right shape, size and proportion to your living area.Â And color choices.Â Egads, it was a nightmare.Â I almost never found a sofa I was totally happy with.Â
And until recently, it hadn’t occured to me not to be happy with it anymore.
Back in August, during my daughter’s birthday party, one of her little friends came inside, looked into our living room and said, “Wow, ya’ll have still got the same furniture.Â How sweet.”
She’s twelve.Â I overlooked her.
But then last week a good friend of mine stopped by–the one who’d been with me when I bought the couch and had been on the endless search with me–and said “Goodness, I can’t believe you’ve still got this sofa.Â It’s held up well, hasn’t it?”
Â It *has* held up well.Â It’sÂ a *nice* sofa.Â But is there some unwritten rule about how long you are supposed to keep living room furniture?Â Has my time limit expired, even it’s still pretty and in good shape and I love it?Â How often are you supposed to replace a sofa anyway?Â Help!Â I need to know these things!