I've been looking to replace my ten-year-old Ikea couch for over a year. I'm so happy I settled with Apt2b over their competitors -- Joybird (a friend got the Preston couch from there and it was nice, but I like this one better), West Elm, etc. etc. I did opt for the couch with tufted cushions for the same reason as the other buyer below, and just as they stated in their review, the buttons do sometimes snag on clothes. Despite this, I would buy this couch again and again. It fits my space so nicely and is one of the most comfortable pieces of furniture I've ever sat on, without sacrificing looks. :) The cushions are firm but bouncy if that helps, and the piece is solid. If you're considering this -- definitely go for it!!