Itâ€™s time to get serious about a new couch and I am dreading it like a trip to the dentist. Ours has lasted 11 years but between kids and constant use â€” yes, thatâ€™s the inside of my couch peeking through in the picture â€” the time has come. Hopefully, you can help take the pain out of the decision process. Iâ€™m looking for a couch that isnâ€™t deep so I can sit comfortably without having to stick a pillow behind me. What else? No down (allergic!), no big puffy arms or back and no skirt (too easy for kid or dog toys to disappear). Style? Nothing too traditional â€” or too contemporary â€” and with a decent amount of fabric choices. Brand? I really donâ€™t care. That said, I donâ€™t want a couch that costs as much as a small sedan or a super cheap-o that wonâ€™t last five years but other than that, Iâ€™m open. So if thereâ€™s a couch you love, point me in the right direction. â€” Sarah L.