I Heart a Pottery Barn Sectional Couch

I heart the PB Comfort Square Slipcovered 3-piece L-Shaped Sectional (Down Blend)!

 

As I start dreaming about our future home, the one thing I truly want to get is a Pottery Barn sectional. Right now we have an off brand sectional we bought at a consignment store for $350. It’s done well for being our first couch but it’s not a super nice couch. It’s old, of course, and the cushions are getting pretty flat.

The only problem….the couch is extremely expensive starting at $3,700 without tax and delivery fees.

I’m not sure if I could muster paying that much money for a piece of furniture :(

Pottery Barn couches are heaven. The moment I lay on the couch, I feel extremely relaxed. Plus, they last forever.

So, I have thought of a couple of ways to afford a Pottery Barn couch:

  1. Get a part-time job at Pottery Barn. Qualify for the employee discount at Pottery Barn. While I would not enjoy working for minimum wage, as soon as I qualified for the discount, I could buy the Pottery Barn couch, automatically giving me a raise with the money I saved. Also, any of the money I earned there part time would go to buying the couch. Bad logic? 
  2. Be on the lookout for the floor sales when they sell their merchandise at a discount. I love sales, and Pottery Barn discounts their floor merchandise every season. Last fall, I went into the store too late, and they had already sold most of their couches.
  3. Find a friend who works at Pottery Barn, who could get you the discount when you buy the couch. So far no luck. Anybody work at Pottery Barn?

What do you think? Would you buy a Pottery Barn couch?

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  • The wife dragged me into West Elm. Fell in love with their sofas. Looked all over for something comparable because West Elm is so $&@!?:g expensive. Ended up paying through the nose for not only a sofa but a matching chaise. Happy with them after I forgot exactly how much we paid for them. Some things are just worth it…

  • I love most all things PB because that’s my kind of decor style, but I’ve never been able to bring myself to spend that kind of money. I did buy some napkin rings there once that were on super clearance….$2/each worked quite well for me. :)

    Maybe you could find a competitor who sells something similar? I did that for my dining room table–saved over $2K and most people think my table came from PB (until I proudly correct them…haha!).
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    • I think other furniture like a dining room or a dresser can be bought from a competitor. I mean how long do you actually sit at the dining room table? Right?
      But we spend a lot of time on the couch :)

      I should have mentioned buying the couch used. But it’s hard to find PB couches on craigslist. I look every week!

  • I’d run for the hills at that price! LOL
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  • Look on Craigslist – many times there will be PB couches on there for a reasonable price. You are taking a little bit of a risk with bedbugs, etc., but if you check the piece carefully, there is no infestation in your city and the couch is in someone’s living room (and not in a garage, etc.), I think your chances of getting bedbugs are lower.

    I’ve been lemming after Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams couches lately. ONE DAY!
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    • I should have mentioned Craigslist! I actually do look at Craigslist all the time. So far no luck. I have found some amazing deals on furniture I would love to have for my house. Can’t buy it now, but I at least now price ranges :)

  • I have a pottery barn bed that I bought as my 25th birthday gift to myself. And I paid about $3,000 for it. I want to kick myself sometimes over it, but honestly? I LOVE the bed and I looked for several months and could never find another bed that I liked as much as I liked that one. So I just bit the bullet.
    And I know that bed will last for a very long time.
    You guys have the money for it, you could definitely save for it. And the couch will last you a long time. Sometimes, it’s not JUST about the money. If you work hard and save for it, I think it’s worth it. You can always skimp somewhere else. I already told my husband when we buy our own house, I want a NICE couch. We’re on our second couch (only been married 3 years!) because we keep buying cheapy ones.
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    • That is actually my reasoning behind it. I know the couch will last forever. I will probably start a new savings bucket for the Pottery Barn couch. Although $4K is still a lot. Every time I go to the mall, we stop at the PB store and I sit on the couch, and tell myself is this worth it. I come out saying yes every time.

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