The larger couch went into our school room, under the timeline. The boards behind it are the leaves for our table. There are some sharp metal pieces on the back of the couch that I didn't want to rub the wall, and I needed an out-of-the-way place for the leaves. It doesn't look amazing, but it is very functional.
The cover I found for the couch fits well enough. It is jersey material with an elastic band around the bottom. They were out of these in the loveseat size or I would have bought that. I'll have to look again. Anyway, the original fabric wasn't bad - I just think this will be cleaner .... and a little less orange. The couch has recliners on each end, but we're not using them. We would have had to move them out farther from the wall and not have the cover over the footrests, but that wasn't what I wanted. I just needed a place where all the boys and I can snuggle up and read together.