My husband and I are newlyweds at ages 62 and 65. Whe we were married, I had a natural colored sofa covered in cotton duck. Every night, while we snacked as we watched TV together, my husband was concerned about dropping the chocolate chips from his favorite cookies on the sofa.
One weekend, he told me that we were going shopping for a sofa that wouldn't show chocolate. The first purchase that we made as a couple was a beautiful burgundy leather sofa and loveseat from Lazyboy. The result was a beautiful addition to our living room.
I had two antique Martha Washington chars recovered in a warm teal, beige and burgundy plaid and placed lovely pillows on the sofa and chairs. They make the room seem like a warm, comfortable library. My husband is now comfortable in his "new" room in his new home with me.