I had planned to wait until after the holidays to post my review of our new sofa, but a few people have asked if I could give my opinion sooner. So here it is! It is the Montgomery Slipcovered Sofa from Birch Lane. We absolutely love it. It is always a bit scary to order a big ticket item like a sofa without actually sitting on it. I have learned that the most important thing to do when ordering online is research. I read all of the reviews, ordered fabric swatches ahead of time and measured. I also exchanged a few e-mails with Birch Lane gathering more information regarding care of the fabric choices. Then I placed the order and crossed my fingers.
I am right in the middle of decorating this room for Christmas so you will get a few peeks of that decor too. I am so happy that this sofa arrived in time for the holidays. I ordered it on October 16 and it arrived on November 10. I placed the order on their website and received tracking information so I could keep up with the progress of my order. Once it shipped, a local shipping company called to schedule delivery. It arrived first thing in the morning on the day of delivery.
It is incredibly comfortable. The down cushions are so plush. I think that is the main thing I notice after living with Ikea stuff for a while (I still love Ikea sofas!). The cushions hold their shape very well and don't need to be adjusted as often as our old sofa. Here she is without all of my throw pillows so you can get a good look.
The slipcovers are a necessity for us, but I do like the casual style they add to the sofa. The Montgomery is also available in an upholstered style if you prefer a cleaner look (and don't have kids and pets like us).
This isn't a sponsored post and I wasn't compensated in any way for this review. I ordered and paid for this sofa. Just wanted to be clear about that ;)
The Montgomery has a higher back than our old sofa and I like how it divides our space visually. I also like that it has a medium sized footprint. There are so many huge sofas out there now and my room just can't handle anything that big. Definitely get out a tape measure before you order anything online. I can't stress that enough.
I had ordered swatches and I highly recommend you do that too. I ended up choosing a fabric that wasn't even in my top 3 choices after looking online. It is important to see it in your own space and, even more importantly, to feel it.
I knew that I wanted a lighter neutral, but not white. I was leaning towards the bottom middle swatch (a cream twill fabric) but ended up going with the top left swatch. It is the Bryant Oatmeal Textured Slub fabric. It is soft to the touch and the texture gives it a nice appearance.
Overall, I think this sofa was the right choice for us and I would recommend it.