Best Couch for Kids and Pets: Burrow Performance Velvet Couch

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Most of my favorite products are the ones that can stand me being who I am. We are only talking about machine washable bags and clothes that are free of dirt and crease. When it comes to buying a new sofa – one that looks as good as my Pinterest boards suggest but stays that way for as long as possible – Burrow was the only way to go. And now that the Burrow Nomad Velvet Sofa is born, none of us have to sacrifice our deep desire for a chic section of velvet (just me?) For a living room seating arrangement that can stand the test of time and wear and tear.

In a hurry? Here are some spoilers as to why this couch is probably the best thing that can happen to my living room:

Burrow’s Nomad Performance Velvet sofa-style is just as customizable as the brand’s other options. Choose from five colors of the brand’s proprietary performance velvet, from midnight blue to jade green, and multiple wood and metal leg surfaces to create your own perfect sofa. You can even add the ottoman or turn the sofa into a chaise longue – whatever works best for your space, family and needs.

Now for the best part: Burrow’s performance suite “passed a 100,000 double scratch test (with flying colors), which is a fancy standard for the furniture industry for measuring wear and tear.” From testing cat-scratch simulators to placing anvils on the entire sofa itself, Burrow went out of his way to make sure the sofa could withstand the “drama of everyday life.” And, let me tell you, it definitely does.

My cat let me walk through three other couches whose arms and back were barely visible at the end of their walks. Not only will my Burrow Nomad Velvet Sofa withstand the occasional stretch scratches my kitten has, but it may also be the first material that he is initially not interested in destroying. Plus, you’d be shocked (or not, if you know me) the frequency with which I’ve spilled everything from watercolor paint to coffee and wine on that sofa, and yet my beloved burrow remains unimpressed.

While I could keep talking about why this couch is a worthwhile investment, I’ll leave you with one final comment: I choose to sleep on this couch more often than not. Yes, I invested in a very expensive mattress a few years ago – and yet my burrow sofa calls me when I’m home alone at night. It brings me comfort and is incredibly reliable. I entrust my life to this couch.

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Kendall Cornish is the e-commerce editor at Travel + Leisure. She has never lived more than three years but is currently calling Brooklyn at home. You can follow her on Instagram at @ kendall.cornish – her DMs are open to anything related to beauty, baking, home decor, and travel.

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