I recently got the white sectional of my dreams from Maiden Home and I am sharing my honest opinion about my online ordering experience (because we all know committing to a sofa without seeing it in person or sitting on it can be intimidating!) and how it measures up in person. After searching and searching for a white sectional, I reached out to Maiden Home to see if they wanted to collaborate with me since their selection checked all my boxes!
My Requirements For Choosing a Sofa
Performance Fabric Options
It has been a goal/dream of mine to have a white sectional in our living room but with two kids I didn’t think that was practical. Enter performance fabrics. This type of fabric is supposed to be stain resistant and easy to clean, but was this too good to be true? I ordered a few different samples (you can choose up to five for free) and did a little home experiment with fruit punch. Well, the juice just sat on top of the performance fabric. I could even roll the liquid back and forth on the sample and it did not absorb! I dabbed it with a paper towel and the fabric looked like the juice incident never happen. This was promising! And did I mention this was performance LINEN?! I flipping love linen.
But I also needed a specific configuration for our space. Our living room is rather narrow and our front door opens right into it, so I had to make sure the measurements were right so that the space didn’t end up feeling closed off and small (I highly suggest taping out your desired measurements so you get a visual). I researched a lot of different sectionals that fit the look I was going for, but they were the wrong size. Sectionals can be tricky because if it is the wrong size, it can overpower the space and look boxy.
Maiden Home offers 6 different sofa styles so the choices are not overwhelming which I liked. Yet within those styles, you can customize the configuration (i.e. adjust the length of a sofa, choose the style/size of a sectional). I knew I wanted a sectional, and I was able to choose what shape would fit my living room the best. I went with the L Sectional and then was given a variety of measurement options to choose from (mine is the Left 127″ / Right 98″). It was amazing to be able to customize both lengths because I was able to get a perfect fit for my space.
And if you find yourself second-guessing whether you chose the right one, I will say that Maiden Home has amazing customer service (which to me makes ALL the difference) and they send you a sketch to approve just to make sure you ordered correctly. If you’ve ever had a bad customer service experience, you know the importance of a company that stands behind their product and their customer. I received emails along the way letting me know my sectional was in production, and then again when my order was ready to be shipped. Since a custom piece takes a few weeks to produce, I found these check-ins very reassuring. And then they followed up after delivery to see if I was happy!
But, How Is It In Person?
So delivery day came, and honestly I was holding my breath. I wanted this dream sectional to live up to my hype. Well, it’s beautiful. I chose the Oyster Performance Linen fabric and is a dreamy white with a subtle texture and sheen. It is a comfortably soft seat that I was looking for (my old reclining sofa was very firm). I love the stitch/wrapping details because it makes it look so high end. I want to note that it is 31″ tall from the bottom to the top of the back cushion, so the back cushion lays right at the top of my shoulders (I am 5′ 7″). Measure your current sofa or something you feel that is comfortable to see what height works for you. This lower profile works so well in my living room because while it is a large sectional, it does not overwhelm the space and really gives it that streamlined designer look.
This white sectional victory makes me incredibly happy every time I walk into my living room. If you have any questions about my Maiden Home experience, leave a comment and I would be happy to answer.
30 comments on “Our New Sectional”
Hey there!! Looks absolutely gorgeous! I am also in the market for a white sectional and have a small space. I am in the verge of purchasing a Pottery Barn sectional in white. I tried to find the color swatch oyster and I don’t see it as an option online. I am on my cell though so when I can I will get i a computer to see if I can find. I’m making a decision by Monday. Do you mind at all sharing the cost of this all together? Just want a quick comparison. I appreciate your help!!
Hi, hopefully you found the swatch color online. But if not, I am including the link here. My configuration of a L Sectional in Oyster Performance Linen would cost $4400.
Would Maidenhome offer your followers a discount? I’ve never heard of them before you
I don’t have a discount code for them, but should they ever offer one I would definitely share.
Hi, I haven’t received a discount code from them but I will be sure to share if I do!
Hi Erin, I’m considering the white Warren L sectional. You mentioned that you got the oyster color Sectional but the sectional look white to me. Do you know what the differences is between the oyster and white performance line? I also have 2 kids: Thank you, Janina!
Oyster is overall white (there are so many variations of white). I suggest ordering their fabric samples so you can see it in person.
Hi,Erin do you kno where I could get all the pillows from that’s on this sectional? If you don’t mind me asking please.
Hi, they are from Etsy and if you click the Shop tab on my blog and Shop the feed, you just have to find a pic of my living room and click on it and the Etsy shop is listed there.
Jennifer, if you go with Pottery Barn, make sure you read the discussions on Houzz. There are two separate lengthy ones regarding issues with PB sofas and fabrics. https://www.houzz.com/discussions/4445810/has-anyone-had-any-experience-with-the-pottery-barn-performance-fabric
Do the back cushions maintain their shape or do you need to fluff/flip them often?
As with any softer cushion, you do need to fluff and flip.
I wouldn’t say often, but you do need to fluff them after regular use.
What about the seat cushions? Do you need to fluff them after every use? Do they show an indent after every use?
I do not need to fluff them after every day use. I do rotate them every other month. I would not say that they sag with everyday use.
I have a Maiden Home sectional and I absolutely love it. It is the sofa of my dreams. Forget pottery barn or RH. The quality you are getting for the price is PHENOMENAL. Just buy it.
Hi Erin! Do you find the sectional comfortable? I’m debating the warren versus the suillivan (down wrapped). Our room has to serve as our family and our living room so both neatness and comfort are key.
I think it is very comfortable. Just measure the height that you want. I believe mine sits lower and the sullivan might rest higher.
Love your space and was wondering where you got this rug? Thank you!
Hi! Thanks! It was from West Elm but was discontinued. I have linked the most similar one I could find under the Shop the Feed tab.
How are the cushions? Do you sink in or are they firm?
I would say they are medium, not very firm but not soft. You don’t sink but you have give. I do not need to fluff them back up after each use, they are good with retaining their shape yet still feel comfortable.
How do you keep it clean? What are your recommendations to consider when buying a white sofa for a family?
I have a portable cleaning machine that I use (You can see it in action under my “couch cleaning” highlight reel on Instagram). I think as long as you can wash the covers, then white works. That said, I do make my kids sit on blankets on the couch if they are going to be eating on it!
The room is stunning!!! May I ask where you got the picture over your fireplace
Hi, thank you. It’s the Frame TV and the picture is by Guy Sargeant I believe.
Where did you get the wooden beads that are on the table?
Hi, they were from HomeGoods
Hi Erin, Would you give a review of the sectional now that you’ve had it a year or so? I’d love to know how it’s held up and any issues you have had with the fabric or sagging of the cushions, etc. Thank you and your house is beautiful.
Hi, gorgeous sectional! What did you not like about your last sectional, the Enzo, and would you recommend it? (I’m considering purchasing)