Sofa Memories

This post is in conjunction with DFS.

The sofa is the centrepiece of any living room and one of the main focal points of any home. A place where family and friends get together, chatting about anything and everything.

Sometimes we argue about what we are watching on the TV. Sometimes we laugh so much we nearly fall off the sofa. Sometimes we shed a tear. It can even double as a spare bed if needs must!! A place to feel happy sad or just snug and safe, in a world of our own.

When you get a new sofa it quickly becomes the top location in your home to chat, chill and while away the hours. Many a bestseller could be written I am sure if everyone’s sofa told the secrets it learns over the years!!

24 years I have lived with my Husband. In that time we have had four sofas. Some of our fondest memories over the years have occurred whilst sat on one of our sofas. Any sofa becomes a key part of your family and home. Which is why choosing the right one for your home is crucial. It really does need to be perfect. I used to wonder what the phrase ‘being part of the furniture’ meant. Once you have something stable in your life you realise what it means. I wonder if that phrase came about because of how constant a sofa is in your home?

Over the years we have plenty of favourite sofa memories that have stood out. Today I am sharing some of my favourite sofa memories.

(Check out DFS Sofas for their latest sofa range.)

My Sofa Memories Over The Years:

1.) Thunder and Lightning:

Growing up I was so scared when the Thunder and Lightning came. I still am come to think of it! Whenever the Thunder and Lightning would arrive I used to drop everything, run and jump onto the sofa cuddling up to a cushion. I felt safe.

2.) Dating:

I remember when my future Husband used to drop me home. The sofa is where we would sit and chat. We would talk about anything and everything here. We would talk for hours and hours, why won’t he go home?! Answer. Too comfy!! It was only a small two-seater. Which would be no good for us now. Then though, it was perfect for snuggles. Not so perfect for lots of children. Damn!

3.) Pregnancy:

Our 1st sofa in our new home was a 2nd hand gift from my Sister-in-law. Brown suede type feels to it. Perfect for our wooden floors. The good old sofa came in very handy during pregnancy. Especially when I got tired very easily. A place to watch daytime TV, have a snack, take a nap or order Hubby about. The perfect place to run a household.

By the time of my 4th child, we had a different sofa. 8 seater L shape, which came in handy for an expanding family. I almost didn’t leave the sofa to go into hospital. I knew what I was doing I thought! Why leave the comfort of the sofa to go in an uncomfortable car? Usually, I would get to the hospital far too early.

Luckily Hubby did prise me off the sofa in the end, as we got to the hospital and 15 minutes later my youngest was born!! The first thing I did when I got back home? Cup of tea sat on the sofa!! Of course… Now with enough space for us all.

4.) First Babies:

The moment you bring your first baby home and slump down into your sofa, just for cuddles. In fact, all of my children, their introduction to our home was all done on the sofa. Feeding, winding, cuddling all done on the sofa.

When you had visitors round to look at your new bundle of joy, we would always sit them on the sofa. Passing the baby from one visitor to the next. Our children never cried when we had visitors, as long as they got cuddled on the sofa. Try picking them up and moving them was a different matter! They were not so friendly. I am sure they were thinking put me back on my sofa!!

5.) Growing Up:

Plenty of memories of our children growing up, the bumps, bruises, scars, temper tantrums. Their recovery was always done on the sofa. Occasionally wrapped in a duvet watching TV, eating treats. They soon felt better. Or were they ill to begin with? That’s the question.

6.) Movie Nights:

At least once a week. My Husband and I will watch a movie. It may be one we have not seen or one of our favourites. It doesn’t matter which really, as it is an excuse to have a cuddle, a glass of wine and a sweet treat. The perfect place for movie night is, of course, the sofa. Better than any cinema I know!!

7.) 10 minutes Power Nap:

As we are getting older a sofa is a great place to just have a 10-minute power nap. That time of day when you have too much to do, so can’t go justify going to bed, but just need a time out. I have lost count the number of times I have shouted the Hubby to cut the grass and then find him having a nap on the sofa. If you have this problem in your house? The best solution send in the dog, he soon moves!! Of course, I never have a power nap, unless absolutely necessary! 😉

8.) Mad 5 Minutes:

The moment Mollie the Collie gets in the room and has a mad 5 minutes sprinting around the room jumping from sofa to chair back to the sofa and back again. If she is not careful she crashes into the wall. Where does she want to sit if she needs a cuddle to recover?
Next to me on the sofa!
This incident definitely didn’t take place. As the dog is not allowed on the sofa!!!! (In case of Hubby reading)

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This post is in conjunction with DFS but all thoughts are my own Visit their website to find out more about their great range of DFS Sofas.

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39 Comments

  1. Tamar SB
    4th June 2017 / 11:43 am

    So many memories!

  2. Kezzie
    4th June 2017 / 1:23 pm

    Ha, what great memories! I have not had a comfortable sofa in years! Our current one in our rental house is vintage pink velvet and you can feel all the springs in it!

    • 4th June 2017 / 2:52 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by Kezzie 🙂

  3. Lauretta C Wright
    4th June 2017 / 10:09 pm

    I love what you've done with this post – it's amazing how many memories can be emotionally tied to things like furniture isn't it? With my second birth I have vivid memories of being stitched up on my DFS corner sofa after having given birth to my daughter! And I won't ever forget that memory!

    • 5th June 2017 / 9:17 am

      It is isn't it. I remember that for myself too, with my 2nd child. having a toddler and a baby and me being in pain on the sofa trying to shuffle around. Thanks for stopping by Lauretta 🙂

  4. Cheryl
    5th June 2017 / 9:04 am

    They certainly hold a lot of memories and you are right about the expanding family. Sofas soon fill up. #MMBC

  5. Clairejustine oxox
    5th June 2017 / 9:21 am

    Thanks for stopping by, aww sounds lovely 🙂

  6. Gingey Bites
    5th June 2017 / 9:27 am

    Your dog is gorgeous! I've never thought about sofa memories but you're right – they are such a central point of life in the home! Infact I'm sat on mine right now!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      5th June 2017 / 11:19 am

      Aww, thank you 🙂

  7. Deborah Nicholas
    5th June 2017 / 9:34 am

    So many happy memories – we have had quite a few sofas and a lot of tales to tell, maybe one day! lol

    • Clairejustine oxox
      5th June 2017 / 11:19 am

      Hehe, thanks for the comment Deborah 🙂

  8. Carol @Comfort Spring Station
    5th June 2017 / 11:55 am

    What sweet memories – I've had a few sofas myself. Thanks for sharing.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      5th June 2017 / 2:39 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Carol 🙂

  9. Lexie @ mommyhomemanager.com
    5th June 2017 / 4:52 pm

    Isn't it funny to think of how many memories something that we never pay attention to holds?? I never would have thought about it until you pointed it out. My sofa (well actually the living room set..) is the first piece of furniture that we bought for our new house! Just this one sofa has been with us through so much already. Let alone thinking about all of the sofas that we have had together. Thanks for the sweet read. 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      6th June 2017 / 9:24 am

      Thank you Lexie, so many fond memories on a sofa 🙂

  10. Ida
    5th June 2017 / 6:26 pm

    What fun Sofa memories you have. I enjoyed reading about them. Mollie looks super cute.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      6th June 2017 / 9:24 am

      Aww, thank you 🙂

  11. Kim Carberry
    5th June 2017 / 6:55 pm

    Ahh! Sofas do hold a lot of memories. Yours certainly does for you!I do love a power nap on mine x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      6th June 2017 / 9:24 am

      Thanks Kim, me too 🙂

  12. Heather Burnett
    5th June 2017 / 8:32 pm

    So many great memories!!!#MMBC

    • Clairejustine oxox
      6th June 2017 / 9:24 am

      Thanks Heather 🙂

  13. Cardiff Mummy Says
    5th June 2017 / 10:36 pm

    Falling asleep on the sofa, in front of the TV… Our sofa is about 12 years old now. We do really need a new one but we figured there's no point while the kids are young as it'll only get wrecked!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      6th June 2017 / 9:25 am

      Yes I agree, our last one we had all the way through the children growing up 🙂

  14. Elizabeth
    6th June 2017 / 8:50 am

    The sofa is definitely the centre of the home, isn't it. We managed to pick up a really awesome green leather one recently on a forum for only £20! 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      6th June 2017 / 9:26 am

      Oh wow, that sounds great Elizabeth. Such a bargain 🙂

  15. DebSharratt
    6th June 2017 / 11:35 am

    I love our sofa's they are so big one is like a single bed. However I'm not sure how but the boys seem to have taken over … and we no longer get best sofa until they are in bed.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      6th June 2017 / 2:14 pm

      They sound like great sofa's Deb 🙂

  16. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    6th June 2017 / 8:12 pm

    Lovely how the sofa has played a part in your major life events as well as the day to day activities 🙂

  17. Lindsey Londonmumma
    7th June 2017 / 1:13 pm

    Aww, what a sweet post. I am loving these sofa memories, I am counting mine as mine offically, the one that I share with my daughter, arguing and cuddling on lol! x

  18. Anonymous
    8th June 2017 / 5:55 pm

    What a lovely post. So many sweet memories.

  19. Louise Smith
    9th June 2017 / 12:21 am

    Sofa's really do hold some fabulous memories. We bought ours second hand in 2009 and we still have it now! We're most definitely getting ready for a new one, but if it could tell some tales I'm sure it would :)Louise x

  20. Kara Guppy
    9th June 2017 / 3:38 pm

    I have lots of great memories from sofa's from bringing babies home to birthday parties and family visits

  21. Jayne SMABL
    10th June 2017 / 9:06 am

    Lovely memories, movie nights are the best! We are on the look out for a new sofa, think it's going to be a corner one so I can sprawl out 🙂 x

    • Jayne SMABL
      10th June 2017 / 9:07 am

      Thanks so much for joining in with #MMBC. Hope to see you next week x

  22. Becca
    12th June 2017 / 12:59 pm

    This is so beautiful, and seems like your sofas have seen their fair share of action 🙂 x

  23. Stephanie Myers
    3rd July 2017 / 10:23 pm

    Love the way you look at it, we are still on our first sofa since living together and it already has so many memories x

  24. Kizzy Bass
    5th July 2017 / 5:13 pm

    Sofa's are the central place in most homes. Ours causes many an argument as to who is sitting where.

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