Décor Rest is made in Canada.
Ashley is made in the US and in Vietnam.
Décor Rest uses more hardwood in their frame construction than any other manufacturer of furniture. They glue their joints and wrap their edges with foam so you do not feel a hard edge. This also helps the fabric to wear better. Décor Rest frames are meant to last a life time.
Ashley’s frames are well engineered, however, they are made cheaply. Ashley’s frames are meant to last 10 years.
Décor Rest uses a 1.9 lb. density foam in their seat cushions. Most of their furniture is offered in standard or firm seating. Décor Rest Warranties their seat cushions for 5 years. All of Décor Rest seat cushions are flippable, which mean you can get twice the life out of your cushion casings.
Ashley cushions are made with 1.8 lb. density foam. Ashley only warranties their seat cushions for 1 year. Most of Ashley's cushions are not flippable, however Ashley will sell you a new seat casing for a very reasonable amount of money.
Décor Rest uses a premium stuffing for their back cushion. In addition their back cushion are split bagged which prevent the stuffing from shifting and making the cushion look saggy.
Ashley uses cheap stuffing which doesn’t retain it’s shape as well. It visually doesn’t look as nice. In addition, they do not bag their back cushion so the stuffing settles to the bottom of the cushion.
Décor Rest makes their arm strong enough to stand on. Décor Rest uses a lot more foam in their arm which means it will stay soft for many years.
Ashley arms are not as strong as Decor Rest, however, they are well engineered. Ashley uses a cheaper fiber on their arm that will break down quicker than foam.
All of Décor Rest legs are made of wood and they offer them in a range of colours.
A lot of Ashley’s furniture is made with plastic legs.
Décor Rest decking is fully upholstered. It looks nice and helps the cushion from sliding forward.
Ashley uses a cheap non woven fabric on their seat deck. It helps to keep the cost down and works ok.
Décor is like a well tailored suit. The seams are straight. The tailoring is impeccable. The pleats are perfect. The back panel is taut and does not sag. The back cushions are perfectly formed.
Ashley furniture is a like a suit you buy off the rack. Everything is ok but it does not look impeccable.
Décor Rest furniture is built to last for many years.
Ashley furniture is meant to last for 10 years. I would recommend Ashley to anyone wanting inexpensive furniture. For what you pay, it's good value.
Décor Rest furniture is a little more formal. I think of Décor Rest more like living room furniture. The seat cushions are a little firmer than Ashley cushions.
Ashley furniture has a more relaxed seating. I think of Ashley furniture more like TV room furniture. Their cushion are softer than Décor Rest’s cushions.
Décor Rest offers 700 different fabrics and a large assortment of leather to put on the furniture they manufacturer. With Décor Rest you can choose the main body fabric as well as the toss cushion fabric. You can also choose standard or firm seating. You can choose the colour of the legs on your furniture. If the furniture has nail heads you can choose the colour of the nail heads.
Ashley usually only offers each style in one or two fabrics. You cannot choose the colour of the legs. You cannot choose the firmness of the cushions. You cannot choose the colour of the nail heads.
Décor Rest offers a lot more choices in the way you can design your sectional.
Ashley usually only offers a couple of alternatives in the way you can configure your sectional.
Décor Rest sofas are more expensive than Ashley sofas. Most of Décor Rest sofas cost between $800 and $1,000.
Ashley sofas are very affordable and range between $400 and $700.
Before COVID, Décor Rest’s lead time was approximately 6-8 weeks. Now the lead times are 16-18 weeks.
Before COVID, Ashley lead times were incredible we could get a sofa within 2-3 weeks. Now the lead times are 10-12 weeks.
Décor Rest has a limited life time warranty on their frames. It is limited to normal wear and tear. The warranty only covers the labour for the first year. I have never had problem with a Decor Rest frame.
Ashley has a limited life time warranty on their frames. It is limited for normal wear and tear. The warranty only covers the labour for the first year. The labour to fix a broken frame after the first year would be approximately $200.
Décor Rest also offers limited life time warranties on their springs.
Ashley warranties their springs for 5 years. I have never seen a spring fail.
Décor Rest warranties their reclining mechanisms for 3 years. The warranty only covers the labour for the first year.
Ashley warranties their reclining mechanism for 5 years. The warranty only covers the labour for the first year.
Décor Rest offers a 5 year warranty on it’s foam cushions.
Ashley warranties their seat cushions for 1 year.
Décor Rest warranties their fabric for 1 year.
Ashley warranties their fabric for 1 year.
Décor Rest warranties their leather for 2 years.
Ashley warranties their leather for 1 year.
Décor Rest sleeper mechanism are warranty for 3 years.
Ashley warranties their sleeper mechanisms for 3 years.
Décor Rest warranties their sleeper mattresses for 1 years.
Ashley warranties their sleeper mattresses for 3 years. Ashley now uses memory foam in all their sleepers.
Décor Rest is probably the best made stationary furniture in Canada. They use quality components. The tailoring is impeccable. You can pick your fabric and configuration of your sectional to fit your room. But you are going to pay more for Décor Rest furniture and you will have to wait longer to get it.
Ashley makes great value furniture. You cannot beat the price. However, it is made more cheaply, it will not last as long and the tailoring is just ok. In addition you are limited in your fabric choices and the sectionals options that are available.