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La-Z-Boy | More Than Your Daddy’s Recliner | Sectional Shopping

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What is the first thing you think of when someone says La-Z-Boy?

Be honest…

You pictured a big overstuffed rocker recliner that your Daddy has/had in the corner of the living room or in his man cave, right? I know that is what I (mostly) thought of until recently.

I had heard that La-Z-Boy offered regular seating, but I never really pursued it because I assumed it would all be along the same lines of the chairs I had envisioned. Imagine my surprise when I recently visited the local La-Z-Boy showroom to check out their sectionals.


The family and I stopped by our local La-Z-Boy showroom to check out their living room furniture. My first impression after walking in was “Why did I wait so long to check out La-Z-Boy?!”. All of the pieces that greeted me at the door were classy, clean and inviting.


I had been discussing with a rep via email different types of sectionals and we had determined that either the Collins or the Daphne sectional would be a good fit for our large family. We have had issues in the past when all six family members wanted to sit on the couch for a family movie, so the thought of a sectional with lots of room was heavenly to me. Unfortunately the Daphne and Collins sectionals were not on the floor, but both of these lines are also available in regular pieces that were on the floor so we “test sat” on them (the two photos above are of the Daphne pieces).


After we got a good feel for the Daphne we headed over to the Collins sectional. There were many similarities between the two, but the main difference was that the back cushions on the Collins were attached whereas the back cushions on the Daphne were not. Emma is taking a test seat on the Collins piece above.


Once we determined that the Daphne sectional with the best fit for us, we then had to decide which of the sectional pieces would fit best in our living room and in what configuration. Fortunately my husband is of the mathematical kind and made a scale version of our living room on graph paper as well as our existing pieces of furniture and the sectional pieces. Our salesperson laughed at our attention to detail and then quickly mentioned she is just like us and would have done the same thing. We spent some time discussing our needs, wants and desires with her and finally settled on a configuration (hint: it is not the one shown above!).


Once we knew what pieces we needed, it was time to pick out the fabric. The photo above shows the standard fabric choices for the Daphne… all of which were acceptable, but just to cover our basis we asked if they had more to choose from.


Famous last words… right? Oh boy! did they have more to choose from. Fortunately we narrowed down our choices quickly because we are “play it safe”, dull and un-daring people… we were looking for an earth tone fabric.


Just when we thought we had gone through all of our choices the sales rep pointed to this little display behind us. If I were a very open minded person I could have spent days looking through them and debating swatches before I made my choice (I think my husband was happy I wasn’t open minded about this).


Three of our top choices were actually on pieces on the sales floor… so we went for a little walk to see them on a larger scale. I’m so glad we did because one of them was a complete “On NO!” the minute we saw it. The other two were similar enough that we decided to take them outside to see them in daylight (the florescent lighting made things a bit yellow in the showroom).


As we were making our final decisions, Emma and Ethan decided to take the power lift chairs for a test spin. By this point I was a little frazzled from shopping with their little high energy low attention span bodies… I was thrilled they finally found something that caught and kept their attention (why hadn’t I found this at the beginning of our shopping trip?!).


The time had finally come to make our final decisions. We had discussed the benefits of the Guardsman Fabric Protection Plan with our super kind and ever patient sales person. With a house full of kids we agreed it would be best to get it. After she wrote down our decisions she headed for the sales desk to print out a final sheet for our approval. We were given a sample photo of our choice along with the sales sheet… I am super eager to see how it compares to our final product (hint: check out the photo of my husband holding two pillows… we chose the pillow on the left).

 What do you think?

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  1. Oh you lucky woman! I want the orangeish love seat. Why I don’t know it matches nothing, not my furniture, carpet or curtains but I want it! lol I guess that would be the pieces you choose just a different color. You and your husband picked a great color. With the guard it will be awesome. Someday I will get past self sponsored giveaways and reviews to real giveaways, not this grand but that is ok.
    Gladys P

  2. Nancy Reid says

    I would love to have a recliner for my hubs. He has a bad back and now a knee injury.
    It would be great for him.

  3. Mimi says

    Oh my gosh, I had no clue La-Z-Boy had that much of a selection. I know there’s a store down in the Cities. My couch is 13 yrs old and needs to be replaced! Looks like there are some gorgeous options. I’ll need to start saving my pennies for a “someday”. =) Oh, and I love your husband’s scale of your living room. That’s insane. lol

  4. suburban prep says

    Love La-Z-Boy. Comfortable.

  5. Betty Baez says

    iLife the sectional Ive always wanted one!

  6. brett says

    looks like a fun time! i’d want everything…

  7. mell says

    That is a great choice! You can easily change the “look” with the addition of colorful and/or textured pillows when you get bored with the pillows you selected. La-Z-Boy makes a great product……and their line extends far beyond “your grandfather’s big recliner”. I love reading your blog, and look forward to the opportunity to enter the upcoming giveaway.

  8. Laura says

    Amazing! We wil be in the market for new furniture very soon… Will defiantly be visiting Lazy-boy!

  9. Carolyn Ann Colley (Griffith, Smith) says

    wow, this is really nice, I want to win this

  10. Mippy says

    I am sooooo stinkin’ excited about this! I would sooo love to win as I don’t have furniture. Thank you Heather and La Z Boy! 😀

  11. hayley says

    that definetly looks nice and roomy! once we buy a house id like to get a sectional for our growing family!

  12. Kelly A. Tanner says

    That’s a great sectional! I just love sectionals!

  13. Margot C says

    I love that La-Z-Boy furniture isn’t (well) ugly anymore. i don’t think they’ll mind me saying that because they obviously put a lot of thought into the newer designs.

  14. Sabrina Radke says

    We recently had to shop for a new sectional as our older son placed the vacuum cleaner on our leather sofa and sucked the leather off!

  15. Sam Eagle says

    All of the lazy boys look very comfortable I would love it in our home

  16. Christine Mayfield says

    Love it! We have a sectional and it works great for our family of 6 soon to be 7 =)

  17. crafty says

    I love La-z-boy. I have one of their sleeper sofas. It is really high quality and lasts forever.

  18. Abi R. says

    I know what I am getting my husband for Christmas now – thanks! Love all their stuff!

  19. Tiffany S. says

    The la-z-boy recliners look so comfy! It would be great to have one, kick back and relax 🙂

  20. Rebecca says

    Just wondering if you actually received the furniture. We had a similar pleasant shopping experience in March, but are still waiting for our sectional and it’s July. Our experience since ordering has been horrific.

    • I was quoted up to another 3 weeks. My accent pillows arrived in the mail though! LOL I will update when the furniture arrives with a review. 🙂 I hope your sectional finally comes!

  21. Love that couch and I love lazyboy! I really want a sectional one day!

  22. Linda says

    I really like tat you can pick color of your choice. Very cool!

  23. Thomas Murphy says

    I need a new couch, maybe i will go with la-Z-boy

  24. Wow! I can’t believe I missed this posting. Now that’s my kinda chair. How is the recliner working out for you? It is very pretty and I love the colors that it comes in. Thanks for sharing. =)

  25. Kari H says

    How lucky are you!!! I love that red color!

  26. Michelle Feliciano says

    everything looks so comfy

    knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

  27. amber says

    We are looking at the collins sofa right now too, I love the colour of the one you tested, do you happen to remember the name of it?? Thanks!

  28. Kathy says

    Can anyone tell.me how the fabric on the Collins sofa is W dog hair ? The ribbed soft corduroy ?

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