This Sofa-in-a-Box Will Change the Way You Buy Furniture
With more than 500 style configurations to choose from, Allform is an online furniture brand that lets you build your own custom modular sofa from scratch. Keep reading to find out why we're obsessed with these sofas. (Hint: They're toddler- and pet-friendly.)
Traditionally, you've had two options when it comes to buying a new sofa: Spend a weekend driving from store to store (and dealing with pushy salespeople), or scroll the internet for hours searching for the style, fabric and size you want. But the main drawback in both scenarios is that you usually end up settling for something that doesn't check all your boxes. In short, finding the right sofa for your space can be exhausting.
When it came time to finally ditch my well-loved (read: disgusting) 12-year-old couch and loveseat set, I already felt overwhelmed. Buying a new sofa is a big deal — I spend a lot of time curled up with a book, working or hanging out with family and friends in my living room. So I wanted the next couch I owned to not only be cozy and durable, but stylish. After all, it's the focal point of my space. So when I came across Allform, the online sofa brand that allows customers to design their own gorgeous furniture from scratch at a wholesale-store price, I was sold. Not only was I able to choose custom fabric and wood finishes to match my home's style, but the modular quality of the sectional sofa allowed me to configure the exact size and shape to fit my living room. Needless to say, I crafted the perfect couch and avoided the expense and hassle of buying in-store (contactless delivery and free shipping? Yes, please.)
So if you too have scoured every furniture site on the web to no avail, keep reading to learn why Allform's sofa-in-a-box system might just be the solution to your couch-hunting woes.
As I mentioned above, there are three things I look for in a sofa: coziness, durability and style, all of which my new Allform five-seat corner sectional has in spades. Let's address them in order:
Allform furniture is crafted by the same company that makes the Helix mattress-in-a-box. So, needless to say, comfort is top-of-mind for the product team. The cushions are plush, and the performance fabric is buttery soft. The five-seat sectional is big enough to fit two fully grown people lying down with ease. Plus, the seats are extra roomy — 3 inches wider and 2 inches deeper than standard sofas, so it can legitimately be used as an extra bed when needed. I've fallen asleep on it multiple times; it's that comfortable.
Every piece of Allform furniture is handcrafted in the U.S. from 95% recycled material and features a hardwood frame and steel suspension. They're so confident in their product, in fact, that they offer a lifetime guarantee. The performance fabrics and top-grain leathers are resistant to scratches, stains, spills and pilling, making them a great choice for pet owners and child wranglers. I work from the same spot on my couch every day and my 2-year-old son jumps on and builds "towers" with the cushions constantly and, after two months, the sofa still looks brand new. We've even had a couple of milk spills which wiped up easily without staining. So if you're looking for a couch that can take a beating, this one's for you.
This is easily the most beautiful piece of furniture I've ever owned. The streamlined, midcentury modern design is adaptable to most aesthetics and looks especially gorgeous in my modern farmhouse living room. You can choose from seven on-trend performance fabric colors and two leather options, plus three different hardwood leg stains and countless configurations, from a single chair all the way up to an eight-seat sectional. So, you're guaranteed to find a size, shape and shade that matches your style. Additionally, you can add as many chaise lounges, ottomans or extra pillows as you like to your design. The options are endless!
The couch was delivered in five clearly labeled boxes directly to my door. The most difficult part of the process was unpacking and breaking down the (very sturdy) boxes for recycling. It took me and my husband about an hour to unpack and two hours to build the sectional. The how-to manual contained clear, easy-to-follow instructions and the boxes came with everything we needed, no extra tools required. One note: The unpacking and building process requires some muscle. So if you have a disability or tire easily, I would highly suggest enlisting a friend to help put this together. Bonus: The boxes are the perfect size for making tiny houses, which my toddler thoroughly enjoyed.
The Allform five-seat sectional is hands down the best couch I've ever owned. And for the quality and ease of delivery, you can't beat the price point. Because it's modular, I can change up the shape or order more pieces to fill a larger space, saving me from having to buy a new couch if I move. Plus, Allform offers a 100-day money-back guarantee. If you aren't totally sold yet, you can request a free fabric swatch book.