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Our Lovesac Sactional Couch Review – Is it worth the splurge?

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Complete Review of Our Lovesac Sactional Couch

Are you shopping for a sectional sofa and considering the Lovesac Sactional couch? We own one and I’m sharing everything you would want to know before buying one. We shopped and researched several different types of sectional couches and decided on the Lovesac Sectional couch.

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Lovesac Sactional Couch Review

When I say we researched the sactional, I mean we had a spreadsheet comparing warranties, costs, options, freight charges, delivery time, etc. We’re a little bit obsessive on researching all of our big purchases. But we hope to have it for 10 years so we wanted to get it right.

lovesac couch in polylinen seashell fabric

Anyway, I couldn’t find many Lovesac reviews at that time so I wanted to share what we found for anyone else who’s looking at investing in one of them.

This post is in no way sponsored by Lovesac. I just wanted to share our personal experience with our Lovesac sactional.

Is buying a Lovesac worth it?

After nearly 4 years I can still say that yes, this sofa is worth the investment for many reasons that I’ll dig deeper into in this post. For starters, we’ve rearranged it multiple times, washed all of the seat covers at least twice, and even added on to it after three years.

The lovesac couch is unlike anything else on the market. Now let’s dig a little deeper and see if it’s right for you.

lovesac couch review

What is a sactional?

A sactional is a modular sectional sofa manufactured and sold by the Lovesac company. It’s known as “The world’s most adaptable couch” and “designed for life” thanks to several unique features:

  • It can be rearranged in many different configurations
  • The covers can all be removed and washed
  • If you get tired of the look, you can replace the covers with a different color or fabric or you can change the style of the sides

Lovesac Sectional Couch Pros and Cons

Here are some things you’ll want to consider before purchasing your Lovesac Sactional:

Pros of the lovesac sectional:

  • Lifetime warranty – Lovesac features a “Designed for Life” philosophy which allows you to adapt the sectional to meet your changing needs. It’s a sustainable and long-term solution to furniture needs.
  • Endless configurations – you can arrange it any way you want!
  • Free shipping – other brands have shipping charges up to $300
  • Free fabric samples
  • 60 day home trial
  • Unique concept
  • Washable covers
  • Frequent sales
  • 3 cushion choices
  • 2 seat depth choices (see below for more about deep sides)
  • Quick delivery – ours arrived in 1 week and other brands would have taken a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks.
  • You can change the look of the sofa by replacing the covers
  • Sections lock together in multiple places for maximum stability
  • Various accessories available – you can add coasters, tables, and more that are specifically designed for Sactionals.
  • Options galore – You can add charging hubs to the sides, get seats with storage if desired, and you can change the look of the sofa by replacing the covers.
  • Update – you can now add the new Stealthtech to existing love sac couches. It’s a premium technology system seamlessly embedded inside the endlessly adaptable Sactionals platform. A unique combination of captivating 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound by Harman Kardon and wireless charging, it’s extraordinary.
  • JUST ADDEDAngled sides are now available in addition to the standard side and roll arm side.

Cons of the lovesac sectional:

  • Assembly – You have to assemble it, including adding the covers to each part. Allow at least a couple of hours, depending on how much help you have. It’s not difficult but I definitely recommend watching their assembly videos.
  • Limited style choices.
  • Price – it’s expensive but they run sales often.
  • Depth of standard configuration – I wish we had ordered “deep sides” so the seats would be a 35″ deep instead of 29″. It’s a little confusing because if you want “deep sides” then you actually need to order the smaller ones since the backs/side pieces will be 29″ and not 35″. Your depth will be larger than your width when you arrange the seats. (Update – we ordered two deep sides in the fall of 2022)

What was the deciding factor for us? The thing we love most of all is the flexibility. There are lots of different configurations with this sofa and you’re not limited by odd pieces or “arms”.

Are Lovesac Sactionals comfortable?

When we first got the Lovesac sectional, the cushions were a little firm. But after sitting and laying on them for a couple of weeks they relaxed somewhat.

For us, they’re comfortable. But we like cushions that are more firm and don’t lose their shape.

If you like softer cushions, you might want to go with the down blend or the Lovesoft cushion fill. FYI, we ordered the standard fill cushions and our fabric is the Polylinen Seashell.

Is Lovesac Furniture Expensive?

The list prices for the sets range from $2000 to $8000 but that can vary depending on your choices of cushion fill, fabric, and accessories.

Does Lovesac ever have a sale?

Yes! You can almost always get a discount of at least 10%. Watch for sales on these major holidays and more when the savings are as much as 30%:

  • Memorial Day
  • Labor Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Black Friday
  • To see the current sales go here and scroll to the bottom of the page >> CURRENT LOVESAC SALES

NOTE: If you’re a first responder, healthcare worker, teacher, or military personnel you can get an extra discount here: HEROES DISCOUNT

How long do Lovesac Sactionals last?

We’ve had our sactional couch for almost 4 years now and it has held up well. It’s been nice to be able to rearrange it when needed. Here’s a recent photo showing how it looks after 3+ years.

swiss coffee bookcases and lovesac couch

We have six sides and six seats and have rearranged it into a u-shape, an L-shape, a bed, and we even arranged it into 2 smaller sofas at one point. The flexibility of the sactional is amazing. And we plan on keeping it at least 5 more years, probably longer.

NOTE: We added another seat and two deep sides in the fall of 2022 and here’s how it looks now:

lovesac couch with seashell polylinen fabric

Sources: faux fur throw blanket | blue and white throw pillow

Can you sleep on a sactional?

If napping on it is any indication, then yes. I fall asleep on ours nearly every night. And we’ve used it as a guest bed before as well. With a little quick rearranging of the pieces, it’s the perfect place for guests.

How to use it as a guest bed

You can connect 4 seats for a larger bed that’s similar to a queen size. They’re most comfortable and the gaps are covered if you use the Sactionals Guest Rest Bedding Kit that includes a mattress pad and a sheet set and can be conveniently stored in it’s duffle bag inside the seat.

Or you can use your own sheets and a mattress pad like one of these: Down Alternative Mattress Topper

Here’s what one reddit reviewer had to say about using the lovesac sactional as a bed with the Guest Rest Bedding Kit :

I’ve had a few guests stay on it and say it’s the most comfortable bed they’ve slept on. It is incredibly comfortable…


Which Lovesac fabric is most pet friendly?

According to several reviews, the corded velvet is the most pet friendly fabric for a sactional couch. Our sactional has the polylinen fabric on it and our cats have made a few random pulls in it.

Lovesac Sactional Couch Delivery:

Here’s what you can look forward to once your decide to order a sactional:

How long does it take a sactional couch to arrive? 

Our lovesac couch components were delivered about a week after we ordered. I can’t say whether or not that’s typical, but we were thrilled.

The boxes, and there were many of them, arrived via Fedex on the rainiest day we’ve had all year, of course. We put all of the boxes in the living room and grouped them together according to what was inside each one.

lovesac couch delivery in boxes

I’m showing you the picture below to let you know how well they’re packaged. You would think that whatever is inside this box would be ruined because it’s soggy and even torn in one place.

We thought the same thing. But I’m happy to tell you that everything inside was in perfect condition. I took photos assuming I would need to file a claim with Fedex but it wasn’t necessary.

Lovesac Sactional Unboxing

The boxes are packed very efficiently with the cushion inside of the frame. My husband is removing the lovesac sectional cushion here.

As we removed the cushions and other items, we stacked them all together. It made assembly so much easier.

Likewise, we grouped each type of cover together.

covers, seat, and sides of lovesac sactional couch

And we stacked the shoes together with the group of clamps.

The legs are efficiently nestled inside of the shoes.

Lovesac Sactional Couch Assembly

Once we opened all the packages and sorted all of the items, we began the assembly process. Before we even opened the boxes, we had watched their assembly videos.

I highly recommend doing this. It will save you time and make things easier for you. I also recommend using this simple tool to help attach the clamps.

applying feet to lovesac couch seat

Attaching the legs isn’t difficult but does take a few minutes for each one.

man attaching feet to lovesac sactional side

We recruited help from our youngest daughter and her boyfriend. With all 4 of us working together, it took a couple of hours from unboxing to completion.

We just put on some good music and made the best of it. It’s not complicated but does take time.

applying cover to lovesac sactional seat

I didn’t take photos of us placing the individual pieces and attaching them, but that part is actually pretty easy.

Again, I recommend watching the videos that Lovesac has recorded for you.

How washable is a LoveSac Sactional cover?

How does it hold up in the wash? I love the light and airy feeling of the fabric we chose (Solid Seashell Polylinen) but was just a little nervous about how it would hold up in the wash.

We use this sofa a lot and have already washed 3 different covers and I’m happy to report they wash beautifully.

One cover had chocolate on it and thankfully it all came out! Two others had some fuzz/piling from a dark blue stonewashed cotton throw blanket that we were using and 99% of it came off too.

I’ve switched to a lighter throw blanket so we won’t have to deal with that any longer. Keep that in mind if you love to use throw blankets too. I’d recommend a lighter one or one that doesn’t shed.

Be sure to wash the covers on the delicate cycle in cold water and line dry and you shouldn’t have any issues at all.

I usually wash no more than 3 at a time and hang them to dry on this heavy duty folding wooden drying rack that has more than 2,000 positive reviews. It’s sturdy enough to hold them and they dry within a few hours.

Rearranging the Sactional Couch

How easy is it to rearrange? Although we haven’t rearranged it much, I did take it apart and move it back a few inches soon after we set it up.

I was able to do it by myself without too much trouble. And we do move the ottomans pretty regularly.

lovesac couch in polylinen seashell fabric

Our last sofa had down cushions and we HATED them because they were always flat. But maybe you don’t mind that. Totally a personal decision.

What are deep sides?

The deep sides make it possible to turn the cushions so that they’re not as wide, but are deeper. In the image below, the end seats and cushions are turned on their sides, creating a deep seat. You can see the difference in the depth of the seats.

blue and orange pillows on lovesac sactional couch

Here’s another picture of the sactional with some fall pillows on the. I love the fact that I can use any color with this fabric, the Polylinen Seashell

lovesac sectional couch sofa

UPDATE: As I mentioned earlier in the post, we ordered 2 deep sides and an additional seat in the fall of 2022. The image below is how it looks now.

lovesac couch with seashell polylinen fabric

What’s comparable to a Lovesac sactional

If you want to look at options that are similar to a sactional couch, here are some alternative modular sofas to to consider:

Recap of our Lovesac sactional couch review

That pretty much covers everything that I can think to tell you about our Sactional sofa. If you have any questions please leave them in the comment section and I’ll do my best to answer it.

Bottom line...would we order it again? Yes, definitely. But I would probably get the “deep sides” and the instead of the standard ones for 2 of the seats. I would also get the deep back pillow inserts and covers to go with the deep sides. They’re 29″ wide x 23″ tall and match the width of the deep sides. The standard size pillow inserts are 35″ wide.

Thanks so much for dropping by.

Let me know if you have a Lovesac Sactional and what you think of it, or if you decide to get one after reading my review!

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  1. Hi, I am looking at this exact same couch and same material. Could you tell me how the fabric is holding up now that you have had it longer? Do you have any issues with it pilling, or little fuzzies getting stuck to it?

    1. Hi! We've now had the sofa about 8 months and still love it. We've washed at least 4 of the seat cushion covers (it's a white sofa…) and haven't had any issues with the sofa fabric pilling. If you use a dark throw blanket or wear dark fuzzy/textured clothes than you'll probably see leftover remnants from those. These would be left on anything, but will show up more on the white-ish fabric. If you have pets or children (or a messy grown up), plan on washing the covers periodically, depending on how much abuse the cushions get.

      One thing I've found helpful is rotating the cushions regularly so they're all broken in at the same rate. I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions and if you decide to get this fabric.

  2. Can you give us another update on how the sofa is holding up? Does it still look vibrant? Looking currently at the exact same sofa color. Thanks!!

    1. Hi! Yes, it's still vibrant. It's a white-ish sofa and will show dirt and dark lint, of course. I've washed most of the seat cushion covers at least once and they launder nicely. As I stated in the post, I would advise against wearing dark jeans on it for long periods of time, or using a fuzzy dark throw blanket. Dark lint shows up more than light lint, lol. Let me know if you have any other questions!

  3. Hello!! Also looking for a current update!! Love the look and all your suggestions and advice. How about slouching? The back cushions. Are they slouching? Thank you!!

    1. Hi Dawn,
      Our sofa isn't experiencing any slouching. The back cushions have held their shape beautifully. If you go with the down cushions that might be an issue. Something to keep in mind when deciding your cushion fill. I hope that helps! ~ Angie

  4. Hi! The chart you linked to show your comparison of the other couch options seems to be linking to the Lovesac website. Do you mind sharing that comparison? I’m actually looking at the same exact couches you are (plus the axis ii from crate and barrel) and am so torn!!

    1. Hi Jola,
      The chart that I linked to was originally on the Lovesac site but I see that's it's not there any longer. Sorry about that. I'll see if I can find another one and will update my link. So far I haven't found one but will email you if I do! ~ Angie

  5. Did you have a hard time getting the side covers on? Any tips? Mine was just delivered and I cannot get the side covers to cover all the way to the bottom

      1. We have the polylinen seashell fabric. It goes with so many different colors which is great because I like to change out my throw pillows a few times throughout the year.

    1. Hi Shanna,

      Sometimes the cushions do want to shift a bit. I make sure the velcro strips are free of lint and pet hair and that usually makes them stay in place better. Like any couch, you have to occasionally fluff and straighten the cushions with this one. I hope that helps!


  6. We are considering purchasing a Sactional and I am just curious, is it still holding up? Have you had to contact customer service or utilize the warranty? Did you upgrade to the StealthTech?
    Are the cushions sliding or shifting more so now than before? Thank you.

    1. Hi Samantha. I’ll do my best to answer your questions.

      1) We’ve had the Sactional couch for 3+ years and it’s holding up as expected. It shows a little wear, but we are on it all the time and any sofa would show wear after 3 years.

      2) No, I haven’t had to contact customer service or utilize the warranty for anything.

      3)No, I haven’t upgraded to StealthTech yet, but might in the near future.

      4)The cushions aren’t sliding or shifting any more than they were last summer. I occasionally take the covers off and wash them. While they’re off, I straighten the inner liner, then put the covers back on when they’re dry.

      Lining up the edges of the covers with the edges of the cushions makes a big difference on how neat they look. It takes a minute or two longer but is definitely worth the time.

      I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions. One of these days I’ll write a follow-up review and will answer questions like these!


  7. Thank you for the detailed review! It was helpful in us making the decision on what to purchase.
    All the photos were great.

      1. How tall are the seats? We’ve had a modular before and it’s too low for us oldsters. My daughter now has it. Are the seats a comfortable height? Thanks!

        1. Hi Karen. I measured ours and it sits at about 18″. That’s without anyone sitting on it. We sat on sofas from other brands before we bought this one and definitely noticed that some others were lower and more difficult to get out of. I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions and I’ll do my best to answer them for you. ~ Angie

  8. So appreciate this review! We have three big dogs and a cat; bought a Pottery Barn sectional three years ago and it’s pilling so bad! How’s this sectional with pilling? My husband sleeps on it in front of the tv every night and the dogs are always with him and the pottery barn fabric isn’t holding up! Thanks!

    1. Hi Jessica. We have two cats so I understand your concern for how the fabric will hold up. There hasn’t been any pilling with this fabric, but there are a few little places where the kitties claws have picked it. Pretty minimal though. Also, ours is very light and shows every cat hair but that’s because of the color and would happen with any light fabric. If we were to do it all again, I’d probably get the corded velvet in a medium to dark color so the cat hair wouldn’t show up as much. And I believe it’s a little more resistant to pulls and picks. Let me know if you have any other questions and I’ll try to answer them.

  9. Can you explain why you want deep? Our couch will be a more ‘conversational’ couch, and I do not was a couch that is hard to merely ‘sit’ on, and you are forced to bring your legs up on. At this point, I do not even want an ottoman, because there is minimal curling up on the couch.

    On of my sisters in laws just replaced a couch that was almost as deep as a twin bed, and you had to climb into it, which is not super approachable. Trying to avoid that!


    1. Hi Tory. We like the deep seats since we do lay on the couch a lot at night and watch tv. I also like to use throw pillows and found that the regular depth was a little shallow for that. If you’ll only be using the sofa for conversations and don’t use fluffy pillows then the deep sides would probably not be the right choice for you. I’d probably stick to the regular depth for that type of usage. I hope that helps! ~ Angie

  10. Hi Angie, we’re researching to purchase Love Sac. What a great no nonsense, honest,
    or just bought as a “promo” review you’ve posted. Thank you. My concerns are obviously: quality, durability but also the depth of seat cushions, and you’ve done well in answering the quality and durabilty aspect. Can you recommend a suitable depth? It’s for what I call “cuddle
    factor”, which is my husband and I being able to lay side by side on a couch. What would be the best depth to just cuddle up and enjoy each other or a movie? He’s about 220lbs, me 125lbs. I’m so sick of buying couches that do not support us laying together comfortably. You talked about depth of the seat cushions, please advise. Also, since he snores at times, what cushions would you recommend if I decide to comfortably just sleep on the Love Sac? Having company over to sit on it is not our top priority, rather comfort for us. Thank you for your time, Darci

    1. Hi Darci. I’m glad you found my review helpful. If you’ll be cuddling or lying on the couch a lot, I’d go with the deep sides. You can still lie down on the regular depth, but snuggling wouldn’t be possible. And I hear you about the snoring! My husband is about that same size and also snores and sometimes I sleep on our sofa. We have the standard foam and it’s somewhat firm and comfortable to sleep on. They were a little too firm when we first got the sofa, but after a few weeks they softened up a little. I hope that helps! And by the way, they just started a 25% off flash sale today. Get the deal here: Flash Sale

  11. Hi Angie,

    Great sofa review. I’d like to see your comparison chart if it ever turned up. We are looking at the exact Seashell Polylinen for our beach house. It’s rented out about 20 weeks per yr to small families per year. Do you think that your sofa would hold up in these situations. They usually have small dogs. So perhaps a little less use than your families BUT to weekly renters ?

    1. Hi Lisa. I’m glad my review was helpful to you. If I were buying a sofa for a rental home with pets I would probably go with the corded velvet. It’s less likely to snag than the polylinen. The sky grey color is very light like the seashell polylinen. It has cooler undertones but would still give you a beachy look. The polylinen would probably do okay, but you might have to trim of little fabric snags occasionally. That’s what I do to ours and it hasn’t been any problem.

      As far as the comparison chart goes, it was on the Lovesac site and isn’t there any longer.

      Also, you’re probably aware but there’s a 25% off flash sale happening now through tomorrow here: Flash Sale

      I hope this helps in your decision-making processs! Let me know if you have any other questions! ~ Angie

  12. I did this a$$ backwards as my grandmother would say. We purchased it; waiting for delivery and now I’m looking at reviews.SMH
    Like you, we had done the research by visiting other stores looking for dupes and nothing compared to it. It is pricey but we got 25% off. We visited the store 3 times before we committed to buying.

    We left believing we made the right decision. After reading your review now I’m sure we did.

    1. Hi Cheryl. It sounds like you did your research before buying so I’m sure you made the right decision. I hope you enjoy yours as much as we enjoy ours!

  13. Hi! I love your fall touch and I’m
    curious about your throw
    pillows. I noticed you referenced a
    Couple of them but I’m curious about all of them. Thanks!

    1. Hi Cheree. Thank you! Is there a particular one you’re interested in? I can let you know where it came from and if it’s still available.

  14. Hi Angie,

    Thanks for such a detailed review. It is probably the best review I’ve read about the lovesac sactionals anywhere. I am considering ordering the package through costco but need it to arrive in less than 2 weeks as we are moving and need to take it with us. When you ordered additional pieces was the delivery time also 1 week?

    1. Hi Lisa. Thanks! I’m glad you found my review helpful!

      Our additional pieces also arrived in about a week. We ordered our directly through Lovesac and not Costco, so I can’t say how quickly it might be delivered. Good luck on your move!

  15. Thank you for your honest and detailed review! It has answered all of our questions and sealed the deal- we’re going all in and getting for our new home! Thanks again!

  16. Thank you so much for this wonderful article. I am in the process of buying a new set of furniture and your article has helped me decide on LoveSac.

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