Once upon a time, the Lady of the House bought a lovely high-backed colonial sofa. Oh, how she loved it!
Her family? They hated it!
It wasn't cushy. It didn't invite you to curl up on it with a book. It didn't invite you to take naps on it, much less spend the night on it if you were sick and needed to stay downstairs.
But she loved her sofa so much that when the fabric started to wear, she had the thing reupholstered, and she loved it even more with its new clothes. (Did you hear the collective sigh of the children?)
There came a day, however, when it was time to buy a new sofa.
This time she decided to go for comfort. So she hunted high and low for a colonial fabric that she could love combined with a cushy sofa.
Her family loves her for it.
Moral of this tale:
Comfort is more important than beauty in making a house a home.