I bought this for my living room and had no idea the back of the couch is unfinished. I assumed it was the same fabric as the rest f the cushion. It only has black batting on the back. UGLY! Also, it comes with feet to screw on the bottom but does not have any holes. We decided to leave the feet off it. The cushion is rather firm but seems to be softening with use. I would have sent it back but we decided to turn the spare bedroom/music studio into the tv room and hide ugly side of the couch against the wall. It is very easy to convert to a sofa.