It’s been 2.5 months & my sectional from West Elm has arrived! Im here to share the details on what we chose, why we chose it, delivery process, and some tips to help you choose the right fabric.
Since this is my initial post about it I’ll definitely be doing an updated review on how it’s holding up as we get more use out of it!
What We Chose
Our sofa is the Harmony 2-Piece Chaise Sectional in Eco Weave fabric in the color Oyster. We got the 118″ width in the extra deep depth option (47″), which is one of my favorite things about this sectional. If your space allows for it, I say to 100% go for it. It’s so cozy and it definitely gives it a luxe look and feel.
I am so happy with the color of the fabric. It looks like an off-white from far away but up close you can see white and shades of taupe and grey fabric woven together. It’s a super neutral color which matches with anything and is not too white or too beige or grey.
Why We Chose It
I’ll start by saying that we have 3 dogs. With any home, I believe you should always try to find a balance between something being both aesthetic and functional. I don’t think you should feel the need to have to give up one to have the other. There is always a way to make it work.
With that said, let’s talk fabric. I was set on having a light or off-white couch not only for aesthetic, but simply because it’s a neutral color that will match anything. But for functionality, a durable fabric that will hold up against daily use, especially with 3 dogs, was a must. After much research, I was sold on West Elm’s Eco Weave fabric. It’s made for high-traffic use and since it’s a tightly woven fabric, it’s least likely to pill and won’t get snagged easily. What’s amazing is it’s actually made out of recycled plastic bottles that were spun into threads, but still feels soft! This blew my mind because not only is it 100% sustainable, but it’s much softer than some of their other performance weave fabrics.
I fell in love with the RH Cloud Couch some time ago, but not with the price. I live in an apartment so I needed an apartment friendly size without compromising looks and comfort. This sectional is literally just like the Cloud Couch but at a fraction of the cost. With the chaise and the extra deep depth seat option my boyfriend, dogs, and I can lounge together with extra room.
Patience Is A Virtue
Eco Weave is one of West Elm’s made-to-order fabrics. And the particular color we chose, Oyster, was one that ships in 10+ weeks, making it one of the fabrics with the longest shipping times. I definitely was not thrilled at the idea that I was about to be couch less for over 2 months. But, a couch is a big investment and one that shouldn’t be rushed or compromised.
The delivery process was great. We had the deluxe/white-glove delivery service which I think comes automatically with your purchase (But, you should call West Elm just to confirm). This level of service includes delivery and assembly in the room of choice, plus disposal of all boxes and packaging it comes with. It’s so worth it because I basically did not have to lift a finger, which was great.
Tips On Choosing The Right Fabric
Choosing the right fabric can be overwhelming. I know I definitely was. Like all furniture stores, West Elm has the option to order fabric swatches delivered to your home so you can physically see and touch them, which is great. If you have a West Elm nearby you can also go to the store and see the fabric swatches there and take the ones you like home!
In any case, when researching fabrics here are the top 3 things to keep in mind:
- How do you use your furniture? If you have pets or kids, then your furniture gets a lot of use. In this case you will definitely want a durable, tightly woven fabric or one that’s easy to clean. You’ll also want to avoid fabrics that snag or pill easily.
- Color choice? I suggest you take your time here and really make sure you love it. After all, it is an investment. Does your home have more warm or cool undertones? Order fabric swatches and really test them out in your home to see if the color vibes well with everything.
- Do you have a timeline? If you are in a rush to get your couch then of course your choices are limited to what that store has. Pay attention to the shipping times for the fabric options you are looking at.
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