There's no way I'm going to be able to fit a normal-sized couch or loveseat through my 27" doorway and up my bendy stairs, so I'm looking into Couch Alternatives (tm). I found these curved-arm and square-arm benches, which I could put big pillows on and use as a backless sofa, but they're only 49 inches long including the armrests -- a tight fit for more than one person, I would think. Then there's this loveseat, which is big enough for two, but I don't really want leather, plus it's a lot more expensive. I wish it came in fabric.
In the grown-up furniture category, we've got the Christopher Lowell Home Collection Tuxedo Flare Backless Settee, which I really dig, but which probably costs more than I can manage. And there's the Todd Oldham by La-Z-Boy Snap Sofa, which is awesome because the back and arms snap off for portability, but which might still be too big for the bendy stairs, plus which at $700 is out of my league. I've already hit up Jenn for ideas, but I need all the help I can get -- can anyone who's familiar with furniture and tight spaces help me out? purebugbeauty? meterbridge?
And, if it comes down to it, will that $200 Ikea couch fit up my stairs in the box, and will I be able to easily disassemble it later if I need to get it back down the stairs? Or will I not have to worry about that because it will have fallen apart by then, anyway?