In an ideal world, we would all have the space and budget to splurge on the sofa of our dreams—one that marries comfort and style with a design-forward sensibility. In reality, finding the perfect sofa is difficult enough as it is without having to factor in size and affordability. When it comes down to it, we’re often forced to compromise on one or the either, having to forgo a crucial decorative detail in favor of the price tag.
That’s where we come in. If you find yourself at a loss for sourcing the perfect sofa—i.e. one that fits in your apartment or small space and doesn’t require taking out a second mortgage—allow us to step in with a few helpful suggestions.
We set out to find the most comfortable and inexpensive couches that don’t skimp on style and can cater to a variety of decorative preferences. Whether you live in a tiny city apartment or have some serious square footage at your disposal, the finds ahead are sure to inspire. Read on for the inexpensive couches that only look like they’re budget.
Abisko Sofa, Article, $899
This mod sofa is built to withstand all that comes with kids, pets, and parties—and the chic midnight-blue upholstery gets yet another point for durability.
Derry Sofa, AllModern, $619
With its classic form, this sofa marries contemporary style with a touch of elegance. Clean lines, curved accents by way of the lumbar pillows, and deep, cozy cushions offer maximum comfort.
HAVSTEN Loveseat, IKEA, $520
Peyton Sofa, Urban Outfitters, $898
SÖDERHAMN Sofa, Ikea, $599
Forest Green Samara Sofa, World Market, $749
Aquarius Dark Grey Sofa, Living Spaces, $495
Classic mid-century modern in a timeless shade of gray is the workhorse of a living room. Layer on colorful throws and pillows to make it your own.
Chamberlin Sofa, Urban Outfitters, $898
Novogratz Brittany Sofa Futon, Amazon, $244.99
Regal Convertible Sofa, AllModern, $329.99
Eddy Sofa, West Elm, from $749
Roxy Modern Sofa, Target, $877.49
Scandi-style meets the effortless cool of a mid-century mod aesthetic, with functionality at the design’s core. Target’s Roxy sofa comes with walnut-veneered armrests, adding a dynamic element into the mix.
This story was originally published on April 2018. It has been updated with new information.
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