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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.

large white love sac sactional sectional couch with blue accents in family room

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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 big purchases. But we hope to have it for 10 years so we wanted to get it right.

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.

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 to consider before purchasing your Lovesac Sactional:

Pros of the lovesac sectional:

  • Lifetime warranty
  • Endless configurations – you can arrange it any way you want!
  • Free shipping – other brands have shipping charges up to $300
  • Helpful in-store salesperson
  • Free fabric samples
  • 60 day home trial
  • Unique concept
  • Washable covers
  • Frequent sales
  • 3 cushion choices
  • 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
  • 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.

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 found here → lovesac sactional assembly video. We did and it saved us time and headaches.
  • Limited style choices.
  • Price – it’s expensive but they run sales often. To see their current offers, go here → Current Lovesac Sales(scroll to the bottom of the page)
  • 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. See them here → lovesac sactional deep sides and see images and read more about it further down in this post.

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”. You can see several configurations here → lovesac sactional configurations.

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?

That all depends on how many pieces you want and the fabric you choose. 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

See what’s on sale now here:

NOTE: If you’re a first responder, healthcare worker, teacher, or military personnel you can often get an extra discount. See all the sales happening now here: → Current Lovesac Promotions. You can save up to 30%.

How long do Lovesac Sactionals last?

We’ve had our sactional couch for more than 3 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.

lovesac sectional sactional review with polylinen seashell fabric and blue and white throw pillows

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.

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.

sactional review with lovesac sectional guest rest bedding kit

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 you your 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…

vettechmil

Are Lovesacs Sactionals worth it?

Yes. The lovesac sectional is unlike anything else on the market. Here’s what sets it apart from everything else:

  • You can wash all the covers
  • The flexible sactional pieces allow you to rearrange it any way you want
  • You can change the look totally with new covers
  • If you move to a smaller home you can take it with you
  • You’re not stuck with large, awkward end pieces or corner pieces
  • Additional pieces can be added if you want to make it larger

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 Delivery:

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

How long does it take to arrive? 

Our lovesac sectional 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.

love sac sactional review with couch delivery in boxes lovesac sectional

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.

lovesac sectional couch seat in delivery box

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.

lovesac sactional review with man removing love sac sectional couch seat cushion from the base

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

love sac couch review with cushions stacked

Likewise, we grouped each type of cover together.

love sac lovesac sectional couch sactional with covers, seats, sides, after removing from delivery boxes

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

love sac sactional review with couch assembly pieces arranged on a floor

The legs are efficiently nestled inside of the shoes.

love sac couch sactional review with  shoe

Lovesac Sactional 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.

love sac lovesac sectional couch review with seat base getting legs attached

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

lovesac sactional review with man attaching legs to love sac love sac sectional couch 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.

lovesac sactional review with couple putting cover on love sac lovesac sectional couch seat cushion

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?

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 folding wooden drying rack. It’s sturdy enough to hold them and they dry within a few hours.

Rearranging the Sactional

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 sactional couch review with large off white sectional love sac lovesac sectional couch with blue pillows in family room polylinen seashell fabric

If you like the look of ours, here’s the couch we selected → Our Lovesac Couch. We have the standard cushion fill.

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.

The Lovesac Company

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.

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.

lovesac love sac sactional sectional couch review with blue and orange fall pillows and polylinen seashell fabric

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 love sac sectional sactional sofa review with lots of pretty pillows.

What couch is similar to Lovesac? 

If you’re curious about the other sofas we considered, here’s are some alternatives to the Lovesac sactional that we looked at:

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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19 Comments

  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!

      Angie

  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!

      Angie

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