An honest Pottery Barn PB Comfort Sectional Review! This post has been a long time coming, and I am so glad to be finally writing it. I get asked a lot about our sectional, and now I have somewhere I can send people for my honest thoughts on it!
First of all, we have had our PB Comfort Sectional for 10 years! Yes, 10 years! This was LONG before I had even considered a blog or an Instagram page. So, I obviously purchased it with my own money, and am definitely not receiving anything from Pottery Barn to write this review. This is 100% my opinion. I’m writing it because when I was researching my purchase, I would have loved to have found this review.
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Our Pottery Barn PB Comfort Sectional:
We have the PB Comfort Roll Arm Slipcovered 3-Piece Sectional. The configuration is left arm sofa, corner piece & right arm chair. The overall dimensions are 108″ w x 78″ w x 41″ d x 37″ h. The color we have is stone, and the material is twill. (Note: Twill Stone is no longer available; however, twill is available in different colors, and stone is available in different fabrics.) We have the down blend cushion fill.
About our household: we are a family of 3 with 2 adults and one, 12-year old daughter. We do have a cat now, but we haven’t always. We eat on the couch often, and my daughter grew up with this couch, so it has been through having a small (and messy) child. This sectional gets used all day, every day in our main living area.
Pottery Barn PB Comfort Sectional Pros:
You guys, I mentioned this above, but we have had this sectional for 10 years and it still looks AMAZING. It has been in our main living area for the entire 10 years, so it has been used a lot. There are no permanent stains on it, and it has been spilled on plenty. It washes up really well. I wash it on cold, hang to dry, and sometimes (for photos) will iron the slipcovers. I do rotate the cushions, and fluff the ones along the back most nights before going to bed.
It is SO comfortable. We love how deep the seats are, and it is such a great couch to cozy up on! We also love how high the back is. It easily fits the 3 of us (plus the cat) comfortably on it, and that is with one of us completely stretched out. The fact that it is deep is also so great for styling pillows on it! It comfortably fits (3) 24″ pillows, (3) 20″ pillows and a few lumbar pillows.
The sectional never moves (slides) around. I have been on other sectionals, which must be lighter weight, that move if someone jumps on it. This one is so sturdy! We have never had to reattach it where the pieces connect.
I love the color stone that we chose. It is a great neutral color for a sectional. It is not too dark, yet not too light either. It goes with warms and cools, and really is the perfect base to our living space. I can immediately change the look of the room with different pillows, and it seems to go with every pillow combo I throw its way! For a good visual of the different variety of pillow combos that work with this color, see this blog post: How To Decorate With Throw Pillows: 8 Pillow Combinations.
In my opinion, the reason the sectional still looks great is because the covers are all very well made. Everything is so well tailored to the piece of furniture that you would never guess it is slipcovered. It all fits incredibly well, and at the same time, it is very easy to take off and put on the covers for washing!
Pottery Barn PB Comfort Sectional Cons:
Honestly, for me there aren’t many cons to this sofa. That being said, I did come up with a few.
One, it takes FOREVER to get the sectional after ordering. You have to be patient, and for me it was definitely worth the wait. Right now it is a 3-5 month wait for the sectional. That is definitely a negative. If you look at the big picture and plan of having the sofa for a long time, then a few extra months of waiting shouldn’t be a deal breaker.
Secondly, it is a bulky piece. We bought it when we lived in a different home that had a much larger living space. When we moved to this house, we actually had to order the chair portion of it to even fit in our living room, as it was a loveseat on the right side before. If I lived in this home when ordering it, I would have likely ordered a different (and smaller) Pottery Barn Sectional. We obviously have made it work (going on 6 years in this home,) and the bulky part is what makes it cozy too, but it is definitely a sectional for a larger space.
my fabric selection-
The last negative would be my own fault, and that would be my fabric selection. This sectional is definitely a splurge, and at the time, we were trying to make it as affordable as possible. So, we purchased it in the most affordable fabric. When I order my next couch I will definitely purchase one of the performance fabrics. That being said, our couch still looks amazing! But, when something spills on it, I do have to immediately take the slip cover off and wash it. So if budget isn’t a problem, buy a performance fabric. If you are trying to save every dollar you can, do the more affordable options, just know it will be a bit more work.
I hope your found this Pottery Barn PB Comfort Sectional Review helpful! Please leave a comment below if you have other questions!