Every year, baseball enthusiasts around this great nation of ours will participate in one of our greatest pastimes: Sitting on the couch, remote in hand, bucket of chicken on lap, watching the game. And with 162 games per season at about 3 hours per game, that means the most fanatic of fans will hit the couch for 486 hours every year (that’s 29,160 minutes or 20.25 days).
And as you prepare for your yearly, momentous couch-athon, take a look down at your current seating arrangements. You hate that lumpy, crumb-covered, 10-year-old sofa, don’t you? And that unseemly ass print you’ve left really shouldn’t get any deeper. It’s time for a new sofa.
Because, yes, now we’re judging.
Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up some great finds — from the comfortable to the eco-friendly — that will suit almost any whim and fancy of even the pickiest of butts.
1. For creatures of comfort
If you're looking for some true rest and relaxation, just turn to Restoration Hardware’s English Roll Arm Upholstered Sofa. The couch offers an angled, supportive back, and large loose cushions. And with 56 fabric options, this versatile option will find its rightful place in any living room.
2. For the eco-conscious
If you like your furniture green — not in color, but in spirit — The Kristin Drohan Collection has got you covered. The designer is a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) and proudly touts its environmentally friendly and healthy manufacturing process on its website. (The SFC is a coalition of suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and designers who promote sustainable practices.) The Lois Sofa is “one of our client’s favorite for comfort and versatility,” according to the site.
3. For eco-conscious creatures of comfort
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams promises “upholstery, case goods, lighting, rugs and accessories designed to make people comfortable.” Add on top of that environmentally friendly manufacturing made right here in the USA. Now we’re talking. The company’s Alexa Sofa features an eco-friendly hardwood frame and eco-friendly high-density, high-resiliency cushioning. CBS “Sunday Morning” recently interviewed the masterminds behind the name. You can find the video here.