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Restoration Hardware Kensington Sofa Look Alike - Southern Savers

Are you in love with a piece of furniture that is way out of the budget?  A friend of mine is drooling over the Restoration Hardware Kensington Leather sofa, so I went in search of Restoration Hardware Look a Like.

98″ Kensington Leather Sofa : Usually $3795-$3920

It’s traditional and beautiful, but way more expensive than it should be (in my frugal opinion).  The cheapest version of the Kensington Leather Sofa at Restoration Hardware is $3,795 and it can keep going up depending on the fabric and depth you want.  I would hope at this price it at least came with free shipping… it doesn’t.

Restoration Hardware Kensington Sofa Look Alike - Southern Savers

91″ Gordan Tufted Sofa: Usually $999 on sale for $799

I found the Gordan Tufted Sofa from Home Decorators for a fraction of the price.  Granted, it is 7 inches shorter and the materials are not exactly the same.  The Gordon Tufted Sofa has fantastic reviews and you can buy it in 4 different colors.  If leather isn’t your thing, it’s just as beautiful in the neutral linen fabric!  The reviews say that it looks more elegant than it costs and it’s even very durable.  One reviewer said that her dogs can sit on it without leaving marks (sounds like it can stand up to my 4 kids).

This is the most accurate look alike I’ve found for the Restoration Hardware Kensington Sofa.  It’s tufted all around the back and base of the sofa, nail heads line the arms, it has removable seat cushions and it’s on wheels.

In our house most of our furniture is hand me downs, but a girl can dream about nicer furniture…


    • My mom always says that Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn have an awfully high opinion of themselves. lol! They are very pricey. But thankfully for capitalism- if people want to pay that they can and if they don’t there are plenty of places that will sell you almost the exact same thing for much cheaper. I used to REALLY want the RH Manhattan Chair and saved up the money to get one but found a better one at Lazyboy for cheaper and it has served our family wonderfully for many years.

    • Katie

      I’ve been looking for a new sofa and that one in linen is exactly what I’m looking for. The only problem I have is what if I sit on it and find it terribly uncomfortable. I mean, is $919 plus $195 for delivery and I don’t want to know what it would cost me if I got it home and hated it…

      • Click on the shipping information on the page with the sofa. It states their return policy. It looks like you are really unhappy with it, you could return it but you would lose out on the original shipping cost. Hope this helps!

    • Just me

      There’s a reason for the price difference here, people. The cheap sofa is NOT leather, it’s recycled or bonded leather, which wears terribly, is sticky and not soft, and makes your butt sweat. It’s NOT quality and it won’t last more than a couple of years. If you just want something that looks nice and doesn’t actually need to be used, then ok. I’m sure there are happy mediums between the two, but we can’t pretend there is no difference between the quality of furniture from Big Lots and RH. I write this from my uncomfortable, sticky big lots couch that I can’t wait to replace with a real leather one that I will be able to pass down to my children.

    • Leather interior repairs

      nice sofa products and nice colour.. i like so much.

    • Leather interior repairs

      nice sofa products and nice colour.. i like so much.

    • Matt

      The Gordon tufted sofa is incredibly uncomfortable. After testing chesterfields, I broke down and got the Kensington, extra deep, extra long (I got an amazing deal on a used one at the Restoration Hardware outlet – only $1,200 including delivery). It is BY FAR the most amazing purchase I’ve ever made. SOOO comfortable. When I moved I actually had to remove the window to get it into my new apartment, but you know what? TOTALLY WORTH IT!

      Bottom line is; no matter how we try to convince ourselves otherwise, you get what you pay for. The trick is to find that happy median between what you’re willing to pay for and what you’re will to settle for.

    • Collin Anderson

      I’m sorry, but this is not even close to the same thing. Bonded “leather” is absolutely not a leather substitute. It’s not even leather. Bonded “leather” is made from roughly 20% leather, and that leather is just left-over scraps and pieces that were too damaged to be used. These scraps are ground up into small particles and glued into a blend with a man-made polyvinyl. All of the great characteristics of leather are gone. The look is not the same. The grain is only present if artificially imprinted. The material doesn’t wear in nicely and patina over time; it just breaks down. If you scratch it, you can’t buff the scratch out with a cream or dubbin. It just sits there, hideous and damaged, forever. Over a few years, it falls apart and cannot be repaired. Bonded “leather” doesn’t warm up when you sit on it. It just remains cold and uncomfortable. Bottom line with this stuff is that it’s just another decrease in quality of furniture in the average American home. RH is not the pinnacle of furniture and they don’t even use the best leather out there – Italian leather is not far from a marketing gimmick and all of it is certainly inferior to leather from Horween, America’s top tannery – but at least they use real leather and build beautiful, comfortable couches that hold up well. If you can’t afford a real leather couch, just save your money until you can.

    • Kim Clark

      I don’t think anyone is trying to say this sofa is “leather”. Only that is has a similar look to the overall appearance of the sofa. Some people prefer to buy knock off look-a-likes. Okay?