Graphic: Jillian Lucas

Never in my life, outside of a mattress (and this mirror that was made in my dreams from IKEA), have I sung the praises of a piece of furniture. But when my boyfriend and I moved into a bigger apartment, with the space for a sectional, this couch from Amazon’s in-house brand Rivet fit the bill, and then some.

My biggest complaint of couches is that I love to stretch my legs out because I have a bad knee (shoutout to torn ACL’s), which isn’t exactly possible on a non-sectional couch when there’s more than one person in it. This Rivet sofa allowed my boyfriend and I the freedom to have a sectional that was about the same length as our old couch, but with a chaise that we can rearrange, depending on how we wanted to section out our living room.

Photo: Jillian Lucas

What’s obviously the best part of this couch is that the chaise section is movable. It’s basically a free-floating ottoman that a longer couch cushion sits on top of and keeps in place. Some buyers noted that when you sat on the couch without stretching your legs out, the cushion would pop up. It did at first for me, but after some breaking in, it laid flat. If you’re worried about it, pick up some adhesive velcro to help stick it down.

Photo: Jillian Lucas

I would say the only real downside is that the cushion covers aren’t meant to be removed and you also can’t flip them over. It makes keeping it clean a bit of a chore. We toss a blanket on top of the cushions when our dog decides to chew his antler while watching TV with us. Other than that, this 80" couch is basically an apartment-dweller’s dream.

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The couch also basically comes assembled; all you need to do is screw the legs on. Plus, with a Prime Membership you can schedule your delivery (rather than free 2-day shipping) for a day that you’ll be home, and opt to have them bring it into whatever room you want, even a 3rd floor walk-up like in my case.

The price point is comparable to IKEA, which I feel like most people will inevitably compare Amazon’s furniture to, but it feels much more like Real Adult Furniture and less like adult LEGO’s. That means you can maybe convince your friends that you have your shit together, even if you did just order everything you can think of from Amazon, including your furniture.