I’m looking for a sectional for 2 average size adults.
Our budget is about 3k.
We spend a lot of time on the couch, and comfort is important. I love the look of Joy bird but haven’t heard the best things about them.
What brands would you recommend?
Joybird was a great company, until it was bought by LaZBoy and moved production from California to Mexico.
Joybird’s quality is OK, but its prices are higher than several other brands with similar styles and quality.
Here are a few suggestions for sectionals similar in style to Joybird but better quality.
Mantle Jasper sectional – A little over $3,000, but you get a genuine high-end 8 way hand tied sectional. If you get the upgraded 2.5 density foam or Spring Down cushions and a high performance fabric, this very comfortable sectional should last 20+ years.
Hydeline Soma leather sectional – Constructed with solid hardwood frames (and some plywood.) At $2999, this leather sectional should last 10 – 15 + years. Pocketed coil seat cushions should last twice as long as 1.8 density foam, but may feel firmer. Choice of leather colors.
Hydeline also has a couple of leather sectionals currently in its Outlet (discontinued) section. These are a few hundred dollars less with the same specs:
Hydeline Elm leather sectional – Steel Grey color only with same specs priced at $2700.
Hydeline Elm leather sectional – Silver Grey color only – with same specs priced at $2300.
Several Direct-to-Consumer RTA (Ready-To-Assemble) brands have similar styling and a comparable comfort level to Joybird, but at lower prices.
None of the RTA brands will be as comfortable as Mantle or Hydeline after about a year of use.
Some of the brands listed below are slightly lower quality, with even lower prices.
You can see comparisons of Quality & Value for most of the brands listed below, including Joybird, in my article, 58 Sofa Brand Quality & Value Ratings for 2023.
Another possibility for sectionals in your price range would be Costco.
Costco sells several different sectionals under $3000 in both fabric and leather. These will not be the same style as Joybird, but Costco’s profit margins are lower than furniture stores, so their seating is usually an excellent value.
Costco is also the only furniture seller that has a “no-questions-asked” 100% Satisfaction Guarantee return policy – no matter how long you’ve owned the furniture.
If you get a Costco sectional with pocketed coil seat cushions, it may feel a bit firmer than most of the other brands listed above, but should hold up for 10+ years.
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