Our New Kid-Friendly Sofa & Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Modsy and Minna Home.

(Psst… check the end of this post for a chance to win a free design package, sofa, and a coupon code!)

Back in April 2017, when we were first handed the keys to this house, it went something like this…

Paint everything possible in the living room, breakfast nook, and dining room. Haul a million boxes into random rooms hoping they land in the right places…

A full review about our Minna Home sofa that stands up to kid messes and pet stains, and why we love Modsy's design services to "try on" furniture.

A full review about our Minna Home sofa that stands up to kid messes and pet stains, and why we love Modsy's design services to "try on" furniture.

And, oh yeah, buy a sofa. Check!

A full review about our Minna Home sofa that stands up to kid messes and pet stains, and why we love Modsy's design services to "try on" furniture.

I’ve mentioned before that we really did like our IKEA Farlov considering the relatively inexpensive price tag.

But one grievance I had was washing the slipcover. Seriously, I have a hard enough time staying on top of the regular laundry around here, and while slipcovers do have their perks, it got real old real fast.

So when Modsy asked me if I’d like to share a pet/kid-friendly sofa from their new Minna Home line, plus give one away to one of y’all, my thought immediately was, “I don’t have to wash a slipcover ever again! Freedom!”

I’ve shared Modsy with y’all before when we were stuck on our breakfast nook’s awkward layout and their design service helped see its potential.  (We’re currently wrapping up that little makeover next week!)

A full review about our Minna Home sofa that stands up to kid messes and pet stains, and why we love Modsy's design services to "try on" furniture.

The great thing about the Minna Home line is that you can upload photos of your space onto the Modsy website and see exactly what it will look like in your home. So we were able to see our new sofa in action before it arrived at our house.

I sometimes get commitment issues with big furniture purchases, so I love having that feature.

A full review about our Minna Home sofa that stands up to kid messes and pet stains, and why we love Modsy's design services to "try on" furniture.

A full review about our Minna Home sofa that stands up to kid messes and pet stains, and why we love Modsy's design services to "try on" furniture.

And now here’s the new look!

A full review about our Minna Home sofa that stands up to kid messes and pet stains, and why we love Modsy's design services to "try on" furniture.

We ended up going with the Remy sofa in Dawson Platinum. It’s the perfect medium neutral gray without having any weird undertones.

A full review about our Minna Home sofa that stands up to kid messes and pet stains, and why we love Modsy's design services to "try on" furniture.

The fabric is super durable, easy to clean, and meant to stand up against all of the messes from kids and pets. And they’re custom made in the U.S. using eco-friendly materials.

Update | August 2022: After two years of owning this sofa, the fabric still looks really good! It has a couple of small stubborn spots, but mostly I’m really impressed with how the fabric has handled the messes of two kids and a dog. As for comfort, the back cushions did sag a bit over time. But the bad part about this sofa is it really never softened up and remained on the firm side, which wasn’t very comfortable. Having very little lumbar support, this sofa aggravated Robert’s back and he ended up needing chiropractic adjustments to help.

A full review about our Minna Home sofa that stands up to kid messes and pet stains, and why we love Modsy's design services to "try on" furniture.

A full review about our Minna Home sofa that stands up to kid messes and pet stains, and why we love Modsy's design services to "try on" furniture.

The Minna Home line has 7 other styles along with chair options too. It was a close call between our Remy and the Cybil sofa for us.

A full review about our Minna Home sofa that stands up to kid messes and pet stains, and why we love Modsy's design services to "try on" furniture.

From now through August, you can use the coupon code LAUREN20 to get 20% off of your order.

And you can enter the giveaway for a Modsy design package and free Minna Home sofa today at 4:00 pm EST on my Instagram! Click over here and turn on notifications for my feed to be alerted when the giveaway goes live.

What do you think of this living room’s new look now?!

The longer that we’re in this house, the more I get a feel for the direction of our style. I’m just glad our kiddos can still be their rough and tough selves, and I won’t have to wrestle slipcovers anymore. Woot!

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30 Comments

  1. Hello! Im interested in where you bought your living room rug, above the two links take me to the coffee table, can you share where you bought the rug for the LR? thanks, love it!

  2. Can you give an update on how your sofa is holding up and how you like it almost a year later. I am considering buying one of their sofas, but there are no reviews anywhere. Makes me nervous to commit to!

  3. What a nice thing to do. Sometimes it’s frustrating to see someone else get a free item that you really need and have to pay for. Even if odds are low, at least there is a chance to win. Thank you.

  4. I’m wondering about the “cat-friendly” fabrics. Does this mean they won’t shred by Floofy’s claws?

  5. I always wondered about having the white couches with slipcovers. I think your room looks so pretty. Where are your pillows from?

    1. I liked the white sofa too BUT our plan was always to upgrade eventually. I still love it as a lower budget option. Slipcovers are good (a pain to wash but good), but kid-friendly fabric is better. 😉

  6. Beautiful! I love it all. Would you be able to share your source for the rug and coffee table, too? Love your style. Thank you!

  7. I am in love with your beautiful new sofa and your sweet little pooch sleeping on it! Btw, I think that sofa might be just what I’m looking for to replace our boring brown leather sofa! I love what your doing with your new home and it’s so fun to watch your style unfold! 💕

  8. Okay, I LOVE YOUR ROOM!!! And what an encouraging reminder – that your house and style take time to develop, and that’s okay. With four kids under the age of eight, and one of whom who is special-needs, sometimes I feel like my style will never get developed, because I can never finish a project! Having said that, I would love, love, love to have a new couch! Pick me 🙂

  9. Beautiful couch and room! My inherited white couch is turning a cafe latte shade, thanks to our dog. Don’t have the heart to say no as he’s lost his recliner and his “sister” recently. Thank you for sharing your great ideas and resources!

    1. Our fur babies tend to get the luxuries of the family. Our fur baby certainly is considered in our furniture decisions. 🙂

  10. your room is GORGEOUS! I’ve been considering black windows/white walls (and white cabs in the kitchen) – and you’ve tipped me over into YES!!!

    1. I love your new sofa and your style! Such an inspiration when I read your blog.

      How do we enter the giveaway? Do we need to comment on Instagram?

  11. It looks fantastic. I love the sofas with legs but I have a “flop onto the couch” husband. I’m wondering how they hold up.

  12. This sofa completes the room in a big way! I have not replaced my sofa in 16 years and now the link to Modsy and the Minna line will hopefully bring me into the current decade! I can’t wait to see their sofas in my space before ordering!! Thanks a million!

  13. Your living room is beautiful! I, too, am looking for a new sofa. So, thank you for the giveaway and coupon code!

  14. Lovely sofa style and color! Can you please share the wall color in the room? I’m sorry if you have posted this previously.

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