This post is sponsored by Apt. 98 and Manhattan Comfort. All opinions are my own. Choosing a sofa for your home is not an easy task. There are so many options that it can feel very overwhelming. I spent a lot of time online purusing different furniture websites, scrolling through my instagram feed looking at furniture pages, and then I found the Granville velvet couch, and immediately fell in love. (You can save 10% on all items on Apt. 98 with code POSH) There are a lot of things to consider when selecting a couch. I came up with at least 5 major reasons this was the right couch for our home. 5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Couch 1. Color In the past, we had brown and beige couches. Although the color selections were pretty boring, they did hold up well with having kids. I chose this dark grey velvet couch because the color is so versatile and would work really well with the decor options I selected for my home. The grey acts as a neutral, but also blended well with the wood floors and red brick fire place in my home. It's also dark enough that it won't show wear and tear, dirt, or stains very easily, which is always a bonus with kids. 2. Material In the past, I owned a tweed couch. it held up well, but it wasn't very warm and inviting to sit in. The idea of a grey velvet couch felt more family-friendly and comfortable. Funny enough, the day the couch arrived, my son couldn't stop rubbing his face on the couch and rubbing his hands up and down the side of the couch. He loved the material. It was, indeed, cozy and comfortable. 3. Size I wanted a couch that could comfortably fit three adults. Not that I would usually have three adults on a couch, but you know, it's nice to have a roomy couch. The thing I love about this grey velvet couch is how deep it is. I love to be able to sit with my legs pretzel-style on my couch. Nearly every night, I sit in the middle with my legs crossed with each kid resting their head on each of my legs. It's one of the highlights of my night. I love that I can sit in the middle and each child can lay on each end of the couch - it's that roomy. 4. Quality Immediately when the couch arrived, I knew the quality was great. The material, the weight, the stitching, the legs. All of it is the highest quality. I know that we'll have this couch for years to come. I also love that the pillows are firm, but could be refilled. The three back pillows are moveable and have zippers, so if at any point they get flat, we can alway re-stuff them. 5. Design The overall feel of the couch is modern and clean. Having young kids, I think a lot of people opt for the big fluffy couches that don't really have any design elements. I don't think you have to do that. I think you can find a couch, like this one, that's chic and also practical. Why sacrifice style, when you can find a couch that delivers style and comfort? The only thing I would consider next time is whether a tufted couch is the right fit for us. Although I love the button details, my kids have been a little too curious about the buttons. I've had to scold them a few times and remind them not to play with the buttons. This is definitely not something I considered. Luckily, my kids are old enough to understand and listen to my requests, so I'm not too worried. However, if you have young kids, you might want to avoid tufted buttons, specifically. Overall, I'm very happy I chose this grey velvet couch. So far, it is a great fit for our family.