We had purchased this love seat to be used in our living room. We received it a week after we ordered it and the package came in all beat up. The love seat was not damaged. We assemble it in 20 min (without the instructions), and when it was out together my husband and I both sat on it and almost broke our backs. It is definitely not a functional seat. If you are going to use it for looks than this chair may be for you. I would NEVER recommend it as a everyday love seat, especially if you like to entertain guests, they will leave!!