The couch is pretty modern(ish). The cushions on the back were glorified pillows. You lean on them and the stuffing all goes away. My youngest son's favorite trick was to get on the couch and jump up, lift his feet up in front of him, and plop down in the middle of the cushion. No amount of beating, stomping, or other form of abuse could make these cushions look decent (and this picture was taken when the house went on the market, so it was a particularly brutal day for the cushions ;) This is the before.