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Title: Alternatives to couch/ lounge?
Post by: Alchemisst on September 23, 2020, 03:58:27 AM
I'm looking at alternative options for replacing a couch/ lounge, since they take up a lot of space and are hard to transport/ get rid of I would like something that would be a better option for moving around etc. I guess bean bags could work? Any ideas?
Title: Re: Alternatives to couch/ lounge?
Post by: Aunt Petunia on September 23, 2020, 06:39:14 AM
A futon with wooden frame: doubles as a bed for guests and the frame disassembles easily for moving. You could also make a daybed with a twin mattress and some pillows.
Title: Re: Alternatives to couch/ lounge?
Post by: GreenToTheCore on September 24, 2020, 08:13:14 PM
What about Turkish floor couches?

Similar to:
https://globalmarketretail.com/floor-sofa-set/
https://www.etsy.com/market/floor_seating
https://www.roche-bobois.com/en-ZZ/product/mah-jong-compositions-types-composition
Title: Re: Alternatives to couch/ lounge?
Post by: Cranky on September 27, 2020, 08:31:10 AM
You could always just go with the All Comfy Armchair setup.
Title: Re: Alternatives to couch/ lounge?
Post by: Goldielocks on September 27, 2020, 11:37:35 AM
My teenage son loves having a twin bed in the family room instead of a couch.  I don't really know why, maybe because lying down is easier while playing games.   

It started when we had to toss the old sofa and he wanted the larger guest bed for his room.  I moved his twin mattress out to the family room to get it closer for a disposal run when he co opted it, and refused to let me buy a sofa.   More money for my pocket, so ok.
Title: Re: Alternatives to couch/ lounge?
Post by: ixtap on September 27, 2020, 11:42:19 AM
How were you using your couch? That should determine how it is replaced. If it was just there because living rooms are supposed to have couches, that isn't actually an enforceable rule.
Title: Re: Alternatives to couch/ lounge?
Post by: Alchemisst on September 28, 2020, 06:23:59 PM
What about Turkish floor couches?

Similar to:
https://globalmarketretail.com/floor-sofa-set/
https://www.etsy.com/market/floor_seating
https://www.roche-bobois.com/en-ZZ/product/mah-jong-compositions-types-composition

Thanks I like this idea I'll look into it, any idea where these can be bought?
Title: Re: Alternatives to couch/ lounge?
Post by: GreenToTheCore on September 29, 2020, 10:32:38 AM
What about Turkish floor couches?

Similar to:
https://globalmarketretail.com/floor-sofa-set/
https://www.etsy.com/market/floor_seating
https://www.roche-bobois.com/en-ZZ/product/mah-jong-compositions-types-composition

Thanks I like this idea I'll look into it, any idea where these can be bought?

Neat, glad that helped. I didn't even know these were an option until I had Saudi and Turkish friends.
Other than the links, maybe try to find a Middle Eastern shopping area? Or a more in-depth internet search (I just did a quick "turkish couch" search for 3min).  "Majlis" seems to be a related word to this style.


ETA: Result from "majlis couch" search:  https://www.fairturk.com/product-tag/majlis-sofa/