Since moving into our house, we've had a variety of living room furniture.
Pillows on the floor.
A free loveseat thanks to a coworker.
A sectional couch on loan. (We were storing furniture for a friend.)The friend finally got a house where they could use their furniture, so we were furniture-less again. We decided that if we were going to buy a couch, we might as well buy new furniture for the first time in our lives. All other furniture we have is used, free hand-me-down, or made by a relative. We now have a luscious micro-fiber living room set! (And I hope not to shop for furniture again for many years.)
We didn't unwrap it all right away, because it arrived that weekend when I was sick, and we needed to scotch-guard it. We rearranged the living room a bit and I'm still contemplating swapping the bookcase and the lamp table (which stores the games). The TV is now in front of the window, using the cedar chest as a stand. No more afternoon sun glare!