As a trade editor and “professional shopper,” I can say with good authority that there are precisely three key milestones in which you must purchase an expensive item like a sofa. The first is Black Friday because this is usually when brands have the biggest sales. The second and third—in no particular order—are Memorial Day and Labor Day. While the discounts may not be as severe as they are on Black Friday, they’re still impressive, and are bound to save you big cash on otherwise pricey items. And though Memorial Day has come and gone, some deals remain better than ever — for a few more days.
Case in point: the comfortable and elegant Burrow sofa which is quickly becoming my new favorite piece of living room furniture. He has become too guests’ A favorite piece of living room furniture, it begs many to ask, “Where did you get that?” when they come to visit.
A little bit about Boro
A direct-to-consumer (DTC) furniture brand, Burrow makes modular furniture that feels unlike traditional modular furniture. While boxed furniture was less cute, less comfortable, and lower quality, Burrow furniture looks like it was shipped as-is off the showroom floor, never condescending as being stuffed in a box. Not that there’s anything wrong with packing them in a box—these pieces are often easier to get in and out of spaces or move when the time comes. But Burrow wanted to elevate that experience, and set out to “reverse engineer a luxury sofa to separate it into modular units, and ended up unlocking a whole list of add-ons,” according to the website.
Burrow currently sells a wide range of modular furniture, but their sofas are arguably what they are best known for. Its seats are easy to assemble, easy to move, and also easy to expand; Because everything is modular, the sofas can be customized by adding and dragging pieces, literally growing with the customer depending on their spaces and needs. In the seating, this level of customization goes even further as shoppers can choose their own upholstery colors, leg finishes and, in some cases, arm styles. There’s also the option of adding extra touches to each purchase, such as ottomans and “sleep sets” that turn sofas into sofa sleepers for overnight guests.
Currently, Burrow has five seat collections to shop, each with its own unique aesthetic: The Nomad, a best-selling classic, the Range, a modern, angular look, the sumptuous, quilted Union, the sleek and luxurious Nomad, and finally — as I tested it — the Field, which is understated with a sense of style. A touch of Scandinavian flair. Specifically, I tested the Field 4-Piece Sectional Lounger, a hygge-inspired L-shaped sofa that fits my small space (and the family) well.
Burrow Field Recliner 4-Piece Set – $1499.00
Originally $1,890 Now $1,499 + FREE Shipping Until June 4th
Dimensions: 91.5″ L x 60.5″ D x 33″ H
Colors: 4 fabrics, 3 wooden legs
- Reasonably priced + free delivery
- Easy to assemble
- Sleek and modern – great for small spaces
- Modular and versatile
- It is easy to spot clean
- Requires 2 people to assemble
- Clean the area only
- The seats are not as deep as other sofas – they fit better in small spaces and apartments
As you can imagine how a sofa would arrive in a box, my Burrow Field Couch featured a box — four boxes, to be exact. After selecting the fabric color (“velvet oatmeal”) and the leg finish (oak), my sofa arrived two days later, neatly packaged and ready to assemble. It’s worth noting that all of Burrow’s pieces ship for free, something not every furniture brand can boast of.
Important note: ask a friend or roommate to help you lift these things. It’s *very* heavy and while it’s easy to maneuver around tight corners or stairs, it definitely requires a second set of hands to get moving. However, the boxes are convenient, cleverly packaged, and labeled for crisp consistency. For example, the seats included are clearly labeled “seat included” so you know before you open the box what you’re about to put together. As mentioned, there were four boxes total: an inline seat, two side seats, and a platform. There was also a hardware box that was filled with everything we needed to wire the units together and stand on the couch (more on that below).
I definitely recommend grabbing a friend to help you put together a Burrow Field sofa, or any other piece of modular seating from the brand—it’s not easy doing it yourself. Although the instructions are easy to follow, arranging the pieces and joining them together can be challenging.
That said, I enlisted my friend to help me out, which helped the process go more smoothly. The cool thing about Burrow is that, with the Field set, you get one of six base units that can create any field configuration. (Key if you plan to expand or shrink your sofa in the future.) Each “unit” is individually built. Once they are all complete, you attach them together in the desired order. In this case, we just followed the standard 4-piece Sectional Lounger configuration as described in the instructions.
We started with the included seat which was boxed with the following pieces: seat platform and back panel, two cushion covers, two hand screws, two eyelet screws, and a bolster. To put the bench together we simply had to lay the back plate on the floor and place the seat platform inside, aligning the screw holes to connect them together with hand screws. That’s why I suggest grabbing a friend – it’s almost impossible to get the two together straight and steady, And Tighten the screws at the same time (believe me, I tried).
Once the included bench was complete, we made our way to the two end benches in the corner, which followed the same process as the included bench, only with these, I added the armrests, which also used hand screws to connect. The last unit we had to make was the platform, which was by far the easiest. All we had to do was flip it over and wrap it around the legs – very easy.
Once all the modules were created, we needed to attach them, which is another step you’ll be glad to have a friend to help you with. With a buddy, you have to flip everything upright so the bottoms are facing you. Pro tip: Try and do this exactly where you want your sofa to live, because once it’s attached, it’s going to be hard to move. My friend and I turned everything around and proceeded to connect each unit with the flat brackets that were included in the hardware box. Once that was complete I went to work screwing on the legs. (This is optional—the Field Lounger can live on the floor or be lifted up with legs—your choice.) Once that was complete, we gently set it upright and screwed the back panels together with flat brackets, too. Then, we promptly stuffed the pillows into their matching covers (which are also marked, by the way), laid them on the sofa, and admired our work. The whole thing took about an hour, from start to finish.
Quality + price point
From the point of view of aesthetics, this sofa So Cute – The plush white looks great with the warm oak legs, and looks like something out of a Scandinavian design magazine. At 31.5 inches in height, it is very low and elegant. Personally, I love this look and find it especially useful in my small living room. But if you like the giant, quilted look of some of the other sofas, don’t go with the field.
In terms of comfort, it’s very comfortable to sit on, especially in that corner seat on the lounger. The cushions are soft yet supportive, so you can sit comfortably without feeling like you’re going to get stuck or sink into the sofa. Bonus: It’s free of any chemicals, metals, or other suspicious substances, so you can relax without worry. My only complaint is that because the sofa is so low, the seat cushions are not that deep and measure 21 inches. Again, this is great for small spaces like apartments or lofts where you don’t have a lot of space. However, it is not a file Most Comfortable for spending all day or snuggling with a partner.
Finally, there’s the premium, ultra-durable polyester fabric that’s stain-resistant and easy to spot clean. Spills, paw prints and dust from my vacuum bag – also comes off with a simple spot clean. However, the pillow covers are not machine washable. So if you’re someone who prefers the ease of tossing your covers in the wash, you can’t do that with these covers, as they are not designed to be taken on and off. But since it’s so powerful and cleans so easily, you don’t really need that. A quick dab with some soap and water or some fabric detergent will work just fine.
However, is Burrow furniture worth the price? I certainly think so. I think the Field Lounger, in particular, is especially great for people who want to create a sleek, luxurious look on a budget or in a tight space. TBH, it’s the perfect first “adult” purchase for apartment dwellers who want something comfortable, stylish, and grow with them. Because if they move to a larger apartment or house, the sofa can grow with them too. Or, if they end up downsizing even further, all they have to do is scrap a unit and reconfigure it. This leftover unit can be slipped under the sofa or stored in a cupboard until it’s needed again. TL; Doctor – It’s a space saver’s dream. And they’re pretty affordable, considering most custom DTCs can range in the higher ballpark of $2,000 to $5,000.
Take it from me: the next time prices will be this low will be in another four months – do you really want to wait that long?! Now is the *perfect* time to stop selling furniture, and this easy-to-assemble sofa in a box will have you begging several “Where are you going to get this from?” questions. also. Get your Field 4-Piece Sectional Recliner Chair while it’s on sale now, or shop the rest of these Burrow’s Memorial Day deals. here.
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