La-Z-Boy Devon Reclining Sectional: In-Depth Review
February 28, 2020
Are you looking to find out more about the Devon sectional sofa? You may be wondering, what are the Devon’s features and benefits and is it right for me?
In this review, find out why the Devon sectional couch is one of our five best selling sectionals lists in Ottawa and Kingston. It’s our second best selling reclining sectional behind the Trouper sectional and number three in North America!
Jenna Leblanc is a design consultant at La-Z-Boy Home Furnishing and Décor in Kanata. During her last two years at La-Z-Boy, she’s helped hundreds of clients find their perfect seats.
Jenna says, “when clients come into the store looking for a comfy sectional, it’s the first thing I show them. The plush neutral fabric that we have on the showroom floor appeals to many people. It works well for a basement recreation room or any other spacious room, and it is, of course, extremely comfortable.”
1. Unique Features
The Devon is one of the larger and most versatile sectionals La-Z-Boy has to offer. A wide variety of pieces let you configure Devon to rooms of virtually all sizes and shapes.
Generously scaled, it features casual pillow-top seats, ultra-plush pillow backs and padded curved arms.
- This sectional features La-Z-Boy® Premier construction with a quality-crafted frame consisting of kiln-dried hardwood and furniture-grade laminates. It’s engineered for lasting durability.
- La-Z-Boy® Limited Lifetime Warranty covers the all-wood frame, mechanism parts and springs. (3-year warranty on the ComfortCore® cushions, 5-year warranty on the mattress with sofa bed option).
- Modules with arms include one 20″ accent pillow (corner module includes two 20″ pillows). Option to add a pillow edge treatment either chord or fringe.
- Self-healing zippers fixed effortlessly by zipping and unzipping past the point where it has popped open with usage.
- It is built with tailor-made decking under the seat cushion as a raised print. This non-skid feature helps to keep the seat cushion from sliding forward.
- It comes with pillow-top seats and ultra-plush pillow backs. Standard cushions include high-grade foam seat cushions that maintain their comfort and appearance. Double-picked blown fibre fill for improved cushion loft and shape retention or upgrade to AirForm cushions.
- Includes padded, curved arms
- Customizable with your choice of fabrics and finishes such as welt trim. iClean™ select fabric colours included in the variety of covers available at the starting price.
- Arrange a variety of pieces together into any shape in any room size. Also available with or without a sleeper option. Featuring Supreme ComfortTM quilted innerspring mattress measuring 71.5″ L x 52″ W x 5.5″ D
2. Devon Sectional Dimensions & Configurations
One size does not fit all when it comes to comfort. Based on its dimensions, the Devon sectional is a good fit for almost everyone. The best way to find out is to take the sit test.
As you can see below, Devon has the potential for multiple configurations. In total there are 12 unique pieces of the sectional to work with.
The Devon Configurations available:
- L-Shape, as shown in figures F & G.
- A U-shape as shown in figures A, B, C & D
- Straight or vertical shown in figure H
- All of the Devon corner unit modules are rounded.
The dimensions for the Devon sectional depends on the configuration you choose. Here are the measurements for each piece:
Left/Right Arm Sitting Chaise:
40″ H x 41.5″W x 68″ D
40″ H x 63″ W x 37.5″ D
40″ H x 60″W x 36.5″ D
Left/right arm recliner loveseat:
40″ H x 58.5″W x 37.5″ D
- An option of a console for remote storage and beverages. 34.5″ H x 13.5″ W x 38.5″ D
- Not shown in the above configurations is the “Chofa” or sofa with chaise.
For more details regarding these arrangements, download our Devon product manual.
Two learn more about the most common sectional configurations read our article on the Top Considerations for arranging your sectional sofa.
The price of the Devon sectional comes in at the mid-high range of the sectionals now available on the market. The quality of construction, the large size of the Devon and customization options are the main reasons for the higher price bracket. To learn more about the costs of sectional sofas in our Ottawa Kingston market, read our article on how much a sectional costs.
Jenna says, “the Devon prices out beautifully, you get a lot of couch for a really good price. if you build something this large with either the Meyer or the Collins, it can be quite a bit more expensive.”
In the configuration above (same as in-store) the starting price is $3999.99 and comes in a variety of fabric choices, including some iClean fabric colours. A custom iClean fabric would cost about $200 more per piece. This one is a two-piece and would cost an extra $400-800 more, so this $4000 sectional moves up to the $5000 range in a custom iClean fabric.
From there, the cost increases to $600-8000 depending on different upholstery chosen, increased number of seats, sofa bed and other options selected.
4. Options and Upgrades
Take some time to investigate your options so that your new sectional doesn’t just suit your home; it suits your way of living. The Devon furniture set has various customization options available.
Upgrade to power
For ease of use, you can upgrade the chair and loveseat portion of the Devon to power. Simply use the side-mounted 2-button control panel to recline and raise the left leg rest for a wide range of relaxing positions. A built-in USB port powers your phone or tablet.
Upholstery / Cover Options
Your choice of fabric or leather upholstery is a pivotal decision when selecting a sectional for your home. The Devon has over 900 hundred cover options so you can custom-create a look that’s uniquely yours. Choose from the latest colours, patterns and textures.
Jenna says that you can upgrade to a variety of fabrics at a lower cost from our selection of value fabric options, including iClean™ select fabric. For an extra $2-300 per seat, you can cover it in this stain-resistant fabric that offers a barrier of protection that repels spills before they turn into stains. Choose from our selection of leather fabrics that provide the best value in leathers out of all our sectionals.
A subset of covers is available in “conserve” fabric. Soft, durable, and sustainable “conserve” fabric is made out of recycled water bottles. We use as many as 110 recycled water bottles to create a sectional with this eco-friendly material.
As with conventional furniture fabrics, conserve covers are wear-tested for safety, quality and durability. So, they stay comfortable and beautiful for years after delivery. They come in a wide range of colours and patterns to complement your room.
The Devon sectional cushions come with standard high-grade foam seat cushions that maintain their comfort and appearance.
It upgrades to an Airform™Seat Cushion. This cushion provides responsive cushioning and contoured support so you can enjoy the ultimate in comfort. The 2″ layer of airform™ helps reduce pressure with the added benefit of an airform™ layer on the chaise and leg rest for softness and support. Nice if you enjoy a firm seat.
Are you looking for that perfect accent piece? The Devon comes with a 20″ pillow (corner module includes two 20″ pillows). But if you are going for a bolder look, you can opt to get them in a contrasting cover that will set your furniture apart. Also, you can choose to add either a cord or fringe pillow edge treatment.
5. Is The Devon Sectional a Good Fit For Me?
If you have the room and comfort is your number one priority, Jenna says you can’t go wrong with the Devon.
The Devon is not streamlined or modern, and some say it’s not their style because they don’t want anything “puffy.” Because of its size, it will not fit into small spaces.
Jenna doesn’t recommend putting it in an open-concept space with its back exposed. It’s not smooth or streamlined from behind, so it should be placed against a wall.” For an open concept room, she’d recommend something from our Duo furniture collection, such as the Edie sectional.
The Devon sectional’s versatility and it’s price point make it a good fit for many families.
6. Customer Reviews
This sectional currently has a 4.5-star rating in North America. Find out what customers are saying in the following reviews.
“I?? My new couches, I have long legs and these are perfect for me. It was hard to pick from so many colors which included pillows too. In the end I’m extremely happy & the charging for cell at every arm is a huge plus ?? THANKS LAZY BOY [sic]
A great piece of furniture. Very comfortable.[sic]
Measure, measure, measure
“Beautiful unit. Comfortable, stylish, just make sure and measure the area you are to put it in. Barely fit the way we originally had it. Rearranged the living space to accommodate sectional and now it fits perfect.[sic]
You fill your home with your favourite people and things. Your furniture should reflect the many sides of your life – stylish, durable, sensible and full of personality.
The Devon sectional sofa has a traditional style that’s been around for over ten years.
There are a lot of fabrics cut and sewn and ready to go and as a result, the Devon is less expensive compared to similar-sized sectionals. Jenna says, “It’s a pretty big favourite for a lot of families because of its versatility. You can put a sofa bed in it, add reclining seats, chaises, and it’s really really plush. One of the softest ones we have!”
As experts in furniture fitting and design, our design consultants are happy to help you navigate our wide selection of sectional styles and options to tailor a seat in which you will enjoy for many years to come.
For more details regarding available Devon sectional configurations, download our Devon product manual.
Imagine how exceptional a newly designed space for your Devon sectional could be if you collaborate with an expert in design! We offer a complimentary in-home design service to help you achieve your vision. Our in-home designers have the expertise to guide you through the process and help you create that space you’ve always wanted.