Lovesac Sactional Review: The Versatile Couch We've Been Waiting For

From the company behind the soft-as-a-cloud beanbag Sac, the Lovesac Sactional offers the same comfort with a grown-up aesthetic.

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If you're shopping for a new couch, you probably have a long list of must-haves—stylish, comfy, a good size—and the Lovesac Sactional probably has all of them. Actually, forget probably: This genius, uber-functional sofa likely meets all the criteria on your list. Plus it's easy to assemble, and it can grow and change with you as you move or add members to your household.

The Sactional comes from Lovesac, the company behind the soft-as-a-cloud Sacs that are dorm-room must-haves for many college students. While the Sacs are relaxed and casual, Sactionals are a little more mature and sophisticated—but just as comfortable.

There's a lot to love about the Sactional, but the most obvious appeal is its versatility. Each Lovesac Sactional is built around a seat and a number of sides, which serve as the arms and back. Two seats make a loveseat; three make a sofa. Four can make an L-shaped sectional or a deep loveseat with footrests. A seat without sides can be an ottoman. (Lovesac even sells tables to go over the seats, providing a hard surface for drinks.) You can arrange the Sactional pieces endlessly, into whatever configuration suits your space and needs, and order individual pieces to add to your set, in case your latest Sactional set-up requires an extra side or even a wedge-shaped seat for a little curve.

Once you've found your perfect Sactional arrangement, you can further customize the look of your couch with a cover. Lovesac offers 197 cover options (with 16 available almost instantly) so you can fit the furniture to match your space. The covers fit over the seats and arms, so the whole piece looks cohesive, and completely changing its look is a matter of ordering new covers for each seat and side, so the Sactional really can grow and change with you.

"I was seeing couches left on the curb or in the trash because they wouldn't fit a new place, or someone's tastes had changed, or they were just plain worn out," said Lovesac Founder and CEO Shawn Nelson. "Imagining a product that could be built to last a lifetime and designed to evolve with life as it changes—that became Sactionals. We call this approach 'Designed For Life.'"

"Designed For Life" also applies to Sactional's durability. Many of the covers are machine washable, and replacing a cover that has been stained beyond repair is simple. Sactionals are guaranteed for life, too. So buying one now—and adding future pieces as needed—is truly an investment.

We were able to put together the Lovesac Sactional starter kit (a seat and three sides) without a single tool (or curse word!), and the seat was immediately comfortable. Taking the chair apart to move it is also simple, as is adding and removing covers. Each piece of the chair is bulky, which makes construction and setup tricky, but that also makes the Sactionals comfortable and sturdy. Each piece of the chair is modular, so when it's time to move apartments, the chair can be packed up easily. It's perfect for curling up and napping in, and the arms are perfectly sized to hold books, remotes, and more.

The downside? Sactionals are pricy. Not shockingly so, but enough to make this purchase a real commitment. Two seats, four sides, and covers for all of it start at $2,000. But if you use it for years, it's a worthy investment, especially if you move often or are constantly looking to change up your look.

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