Then I saw this...
And I realized something. Recliners can hurt. And that one right there hurts my heart.
But surely somewhere there has to be a pretty leather recliner that looks more like a club chair? That's a good compromise, right?
Enter Pottery Barn and their gorgeous manhattan collection...
Oh, be still, my beating heart! I seriously lust after this furniture. Our closest Pottery Barn is an hour away, and if I had the time, I would go & just visit this recliner.
But alas, I have no time nor do I have the spare cash to fork over $2000 per recliner (we need two).
And so the hunt begins.
This one isn't so bad. And it's a La-Z-Boy which should make FH happy, but it seems a little too "fluffy" in the seat region (which is essentially like telling a chair it has a big butt).
This one could be a possibility in a darker leather, but the arms are too modern & boxy. I need an arm I can comfortably sit on. This is not that arm.
I'm starting to really like this one. At first I kept thinking maybe it was a little bit too "man cave-esque" to go in our living room but it just looks so comfortable. I can see myself curled up watching whatever Swamp show FH has chosen for our nightly entertainment. Mmmm... Cozy.
I have a feeling this one will be a budget-buster, too, since it's from Thomasville, but a good recliner will last for years & should be a well thought-out purchase.
This is what I will continue to tell myself as I spent way too many hours agonizing over this decision. I can justify anything.