*This post was made possible by Article
You’ve seen the full reveal of our made-over living room, and today I’m back with a real-life review of our new Sven Sectional sofa from Article! Investing in a brand new couch isn’t really something that we, as homeowners, will have the opportunity to do more than a handful of times, so I think we all go into it with some level of trepidation. Buying something over the Internet sight unseen can be even scarier, which is why I think it’s soooooo important that those of us who have done it should leave honest reviews online.
When’s the last time you relied heavily on someone else’s review to help confirm your decision to purchase something? It helped a ton to be able to get that real-life perspective, right?! I know I’ve been in that position so often this past year. But, when I think back on the multitude of purchases I’ve made online lately, I’ve come to realize that I haven’t paid things forward with an honest review of my own. Well, all this to say that (a) I encourage you to go leave 3-4 reviews on things you’ve bought online in 2019, and (b) I’m so excited to spend an entire blog post today sharing my thoughts on our new Article sofa so you can purchase with confidence this summer.
I’m going to break things down into three main sections to, hopefully, cover all of your questions. That said, don’t hesitate to leave a comment with specific questions below. First up is delivery. Article has several delivery options, but we went for the in-home set-up upgrade, and I’m so glad we did. It was entirely hands-off, and the two men who came to put the sectional together for us were in and out in less than 30 minutes. They also took all the trash with them, which was such a load off—literally.
We let them in, did some tidying up around the kitchen while the guys worked to put the sofa together in the place we had cleared out for them, and then they were out the door. So worth the extra expense to have this taken care of, especially since putting furniture together is one of the few things that has the potential to make John and I argue.
I tend to personally prefer seating to be a little on the softer side. This is really the biggest point of contention for me whenever I buy things offline since I’m not able to test out the comfort factor before signing on the dotted line. Happily, this couch is the perfect combination of firmness and softness. It’s the type of sectional that you can flop down onto, and you won’t have to worry about slamming your elbow into a hard spot.
The tufted seating also allows you so much room to sink into, and the overstuffed back pillows are great for long movie viewings. So comfortable, in fact, that I’m constantly catching our cats nesting on top of the cushions. The sectional is pretty much everyone’s favorite spot in the house.
What can I say…This is one stylish couch! There’s a reason it’s one of Article’s most popular sofa styles. The clean lines and tufted silhouette are the perfect fit for our mid-century home, and I am absolutely in love with the color.
Truth be told, I was sort of gunning for the Birch Ivory version of the sectional, but John was adamant about his love for the dark gray fabric option (the one we ultimately went with). I’m so glad he pushed for the darker version, because the fabric is absolutely beautiful. The richer tone makes the sectional pop against our white walls, and, like I mentioned in the room reveal earlier this week, it’s so neat to be able to appreciate all the different colored threads running throughout when you get up close (think: silver, charcoal, white, chocolate brown, etc.). It’s worth mentioning that Article also has other types of gray sectionals if you’re on the hunt for the perfect shade of gray, though.
The sleek tapered wooden legs are another style feature that I can’t get enough of. And did you notice that the chaise sort of wraps around the lefthand arm of the couch? This is a great feature for people who sprawl out, like I do. That extra four or five inches of cushion makes this couch feel extra spacious. I feel like these types of stylish, comfortable sofas easily go for well over two or three grand, which makes this $1,899 couch seem like a steal.
When it comes to reviews, I’m adamant about being able to talk about the good and the bad, but there’s truthfully nothing “bad” to say about this couch. It’s comfortable, so photogenic, and feels like the perfect finishing touch for our lounge-like living room. If you have any questions about the Sven Sectional, by all means, leave them in the comments. And now I’m sending you off into the interwebs to go write up that review you’ve been meaning to leave somewhere!
Psssst…Carrie here, coming to you from the future with my one-year-in review now that we’ve passed the milestone! Click here to read my updated review.
*This story was an in-kind partnership with Article. We were given product to style and experience first-hand. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Dream Green DIY!
Do you have any photos of how it came, before it was unboxed? I am wondering what would be required and what would be left to throw out if you didn’t get the ungraded delivery and set up.
I’m sorry, I don’t! The delivery men were super fast and thorough, so we didn’t have a chance to see or consider the boxes. Sorry!
Where did you get the two-tone sideboard/credenza? Love it!
So glad you love it!! It was a lucky consignment store score 🙂
Do you have any durability concerns after using the couch for a couple months?
Not at all!! We use it every day (our pets do, too!), and we haven’t noticed any wear at all. The darker fabric helps hide any possible dirt, which is a great perk 🙂 Hope that helps!
Ive read reviews of this sofa pilling which leaves me torn between the velvet and the fabric model like yours. Have you noticed any pilling or sagging?
I think it’s fairly normal for fabric sofas to pill throughout the first year. We have a different sofa from another brand that did it the first year, but we just used a sweater shaver on it—worked like a charm, and hasn’t been a big issue for us! That said, this one hasn’t pilled at all 🙂
Who designed the cofFe table?
It’s vintage by Lane Furniture. Glad you like it!
In addition to piling, I’ve read that the back cushions dont hold their shape and must be constantly fluffed. Have you experienced this?
They’re more of a relaxed silhouette, yes!
Hello, I am heavily considering buying the Sven in leather. My concern Has been that it is difficult to find out how article furniture ‘ages’. Now that is been almost a year how is the couch holding up? Any issues or problems so far?
Ours is holding up GREAT, and is used every day by me, my husband, and our four pets! I noticed some pilling on the fabric, but I was able to get rid of that with a sweater shaver. That, of course, won’t be a concern for you if you get it in leather. The back cushions might need to be fluffed from time to time to keep their shape, or you can add more pillows inside the covers to give them an overstuffed look. Hope that helps! Would still highly recommend!
Thanks so much for posting this revieW, your comments on the comfort and the fabric have helped tremendously.
How has cleaning been with your pets? I am concerned with my yellow lab, who sheds like crazy and tends to drag dirt into the house. The couch I have now allows me to take the cushion covers off and clean them easily. How does this work for you? Seeing as it has been over a year 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Not bad at all! I think their leather option would be even better since it doesn’t grab onto fur as much as fabric does, but ours has stayed nice with regular vacuuming using our upholstery attachment. We haven’t tried washing the cushion covers yet, but I’ve been thinking about trying that, so I’ll update the post if/when I do!