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This futon could not have come at a better time! In the kid’s playroom, more like the “video game room”, they had a nice comfy cozy couch, had being the key word. I will say that it was a two-year-old couch and we didn’t pay a lot of money for it maybe $500, so our expectations were not that high. Well, sure enough they ended up busting the frame of the couch making it soggy when they sat it in. They never complained about it though, but then again they are boys!
I have never been a big futon person, I just never liked the looks of them. But then I was offered the chance to review the 9 by Novogratz Linen Futon. While I liked the color in the pictures online, this futon had more of a modern feel to it while my style leans more to Amish country chic. So my dilemma was do I at least get a new couch in so they can be comfortable or forgo the futon all because it didn’t match my style?
Needless to say, because you are reading this review, the kids wanted a new place to sit so they won out! The Futon came in one large box with the main seating area, side arms, legs, pillows, and bolts. After unpacking, we were at disbelief that they would forget to send the arms but they were hiding in the zippered storage area underneath the seat, disaster averted!
On the directions, it does state that while 2 people are optimal for assembly, it can be done with only 1 person and that estimated assembly time is 30 minutes. That my friends is hogwash! At some points, it took 3 of us to figure out and hold the seat at the angle it needed to be to bolt on the arms. It took a little over 2 and a half hours to finally complete this futon. It was quite frustrating because you had to hold the seat area up while trying to attach the arm which the bolts didn’t want to screw into. Come on, how is 1 person suppose to do all that?? After a few misplaced words, a few time outs to think how it could be done and what other options we had we finally were able to complete assembly!
I would have liked to have seen the legs in a dark gray or black to match the fabric. The sparkly gold does give it a pop of color though, making it have that vintage 60s vibe.
The futon comes with 2 bolster (cylinder shaped) side pillows in the same linen fabric as the futon. I love the color gray. It is one of those neutral colors which makes decorating easy as you can go with any color to accent with.
Voila, our finished futon! The kids were so excited once it was up, they each took turns sleeping on it for a night. I think their goal was to stay up and play video games all night and then conk out whenever. They never made it past 10! While I do love the color, it still is a bit more modern than I prefer. It is very different from a regular couch as it is more firm. The kids love it and know that it is something you can not just pluck down in and if this one breaks…well they are sitting on the floor!
This 9 by Novogratz Vintage Linen Futon Features:
- Tufted upholstery on seat and back cushion
- Solid wood frame construction
- Filling: polyester and foam
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