Reviewed: The Most Comfortable Sofas at Blu Dot

Reviewed: The Most Comfortable Sofas at Blu Dot

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Arlyn Hernandez
Feb 10, 2017
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Many of us have been there: You're on the hunt for a new sofa but you're tired of the options at your local stores, so you go online to wrangle some fresh ideas. Plenty make your "maybe" list and grace your dedicated Pinterest board, but you just can't bite the bullet without sitting on the sofa yourself. We get it...that's a tricky position to be in. Do you take the risk and cross every appendage in hopes that it's what you really wanted, or do you settle for something else just because it's within arms reach? We think that the second best thing to testing something yourself is having a trusted source or two (or 7!) check things out and report back. Enter Sofa Squad.

Seven AT editors (of varying heights and preferences) converged on Blu Dot SoHo and hopped sofa to sofa, taking note along the way of how each sat, how deep and soft/firm they were, if we could see ourselves taking a nap on it, and decided on an overall score (on a scale of 1 to 5.) Every score was tallied and averaged to reveal a final, fair and balanced rating. Which one reigned supreme?

A little info about Blu Dot:

With only six U.S. store locations (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago, Minneapolis and SoHo), it might be hard to road test Blu Dot's sofas in an area near you, but that shouldn't prevent you from partaking in their gorgeous furnishings. Their catalog of exclusive pieces is full of contemporary silhouettes that are still welcoming and cozy, which we love. Their shipping rates are straight-forward (5% of the total purchase price), and you won't need to wait long for their order as all in-stock items leave the warehouse within 24-48 hours.

The Sofas

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Bonnie and Clyde Sectional Sofa

The Specs

  • Price(s): $3,498-$11,797
  • Available size(s): 96"w x 33" x 29" (Bonnie) / 67"w x 33"d x 29" (Clyde)
  • Available colors: 2 leather options / 4 quick-ship upholstery options
  • Additional notes: Style also available as full- and studio-sized sofa

The Rating

Testers' Thoughts

→ "It's definitely firm but I felt supported and the back cushions are more comfy than they look." - Carrie McBride

→ "Wide enough for a nap, but too firm." - Katie Holdefehr

→ "The back is slightly angled, which is nice." - Janel Laban


(Image credit: Blu Dot)

Cleon Sectional Sofa

The Specs

  • Price(s): $2,699-$4,499
  • Available size(s): Varied depending on configuration
  • Available colors: 2 quick-ship upholstery options
  • Additional notes: Available in small, medium, medium+, and as large sectional with several configurations, as well as a lounge chair, armed sofa, unarmed sofa, and ottoman

The Rating

Testers' Thoughts

→ "If you like a cushy look but a firmer sit, this is it." - Janel Laban

→ "Way less comfortable than it looks." - Carrie McBride


(Image credit: Blu Dot)

Bank Sofa

The Specs

  • Price(s): $1,999-$2,499
  • Available size(s): 80"w x 36"d x 27"h / 96"w x 36"d x 27"h
  • Available colors: 10 quick-ship upholstery options
  • Additional notes: Style also available as sleeper, lounge chair and bench

The Rating

Testers' Thoughts

→ "The combination of the high back, deep sit and the soft cushion make this my favorite sofa at Blu Dot." - Janel Laban

"This was hard to get out of...because I didn't want to. It's soft, deep and very pretty." - Nora Taylor


(Image credit: Blu Dot)

Dandy Sofa

The Specs

  • Price(s): $2,199-$5,299
  • Available size(s): 70"w x 34"d x 32"h / 86"w x 34"d x 32"h
  • Available colors: 2 leather options / 2 quick-ship upholstery options
  • Additional notes: Style also available in a chair

The Rating

Testers' Thoughts

→ "Arms a little too high, but could be nice for sitting with company." - Carrie McBride

→ "The sloped shape is nice for sitting but not conducive to napping." - Katie Holdefehr

→ " Reasonably comfortable for such a slim profile." - Janal Laban


(Image credit: Blu Dot)

Diplomat Sleeper Sofa

The Specs

  • Price: $1,999
  • Available size: 80"w x 30"d x 30"h
  • Available colors: 4 quick-ship upholstery options
  • Additional notes: The backrest of the sofa folds down to create a queen-sized sleeper

The Rating

Testers' Thoughts

→ "The back is too short for me." - Adrienne Breaux

→ "This is surprisingly bouncy." - Nora Taylor

→ "Meh." - Taryn Williford


(Image credit: Blu Dot)

New Standard Sofa

The Specs

  • Price(s): $1,999-$5,899
  • Available size(s): 78"w x 35"d x 32"h / 92"w x 35"d x 32"h / 104"w x 35"d x 32"h
  • Available colors: 3 leather options / 8 quick-ship upholstery options
  • Additional notes: Style also available as sofa with chaise, sectional sofa, U-shaped sectional, ottoman, lounge chair, and armless sofa

The Rating

Testers' Thoughts

→ "I'd buy this based on style, but on comfort...probably not." - Katie Holdefehr

→ "The leather upholstery option is really soft." - Nora Taylor

→ "The arms are wide enough to rest a drink on!" - Carrie McBride


(Image credit: Blu Dot)

One Night Stand Sleeper Sofa

The Specs

  • Price: $1,999
  • Available size: 80"w x 32"d x 30"h
  • Available colors: 3 quick-ship upholstery options
  • Additional notes: Folds down into a queen-sized sleeper

The Rating

Testers' Thoughts

→ "It's a sleeper!" - Carrie McBride

→ "I love the look and the fabric, but if you like to lounge, this might not be for you." - Nancy Mitchell

→ "Good back support." - Nora Taylor


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