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26 Affordable Sofas That Don’t Skimp on Style

Architectural Digest 9/29/2022 Rachel Fletcher, Audrey Lee

Something you realize pretty quickly when jumping into the overwhelming world of furniture shopping is that finding affordable sofas can be a difficult process. Thankfully, there are better options these days. With a slew of direct-to-consumer companies offering sofas at fair prices and big-box retailers fighting to compete with IKEA’s notoriously affordable designs, there are a bunch of budget-friendly sofas out there from retailers big and small. Although some arrive flat-packed with low shipping costs, others come with quick customization services, so you don’t have to sacrifice style for function.

In other words, the sofa world is now your oyster, but combing through them all to find the crème de la crème can be a tedious task. This is where we come in. Since keeping tabs on the best designs is literally part of our job descriptions (someone’s got to do it!), we’ve curated a roundup of the most budget-friendly sofas that look more expensive than they actually are. Whether your taste leans tailored and midcentury modern or cozy and maximalist, we selected a wide range of affordable sofas to upgrade your living space. So, save yourself some sanity—and a few hours of fruitless browsing—by shopping our list of the best affordable sofas.

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Burrow Range 2-Piece Sofa

$1070.00, Burrow

Burrow aims to cut out unnecessary markups while manufacturing highly customizable products with upcycled fabrics and sustainable wood. This small space–friendly and two-seat sofa is our top choice because it’s available in several seat options, colorways, arm styles, and leg types (we reviewed the three-piece here). You have more than you could ever possibly want or need to choose from!

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Allform Loveseat

$1681.00, Allform

This lovely square arm loveseat from Allform also follows sustainable manufacturing practices and aims to remove the burdens of traditional furniture buying with free delivery and a lifetime frame warranty.

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Interior Define Lennox Loveseat

$1245.00, Interior Define

We’re huge fans of Interior Define’s Gaby sectional, and the brand offers several sofas in the under $2,000 price range. The Lennox is customizable when it comes to color, fabric, leg type, cushion type, depth, fill, and size. How fast can you say “add to cart”?

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Wayfair Hana Square Arm Sofa

$620.00, Wayfair

The calming shade of blue upholstery and handsome wood legs on this sofa would be a welcome addition to any living room. Not to mention the ultra-comfy foam-filled seat and back cushions that would be so accommodating to impromptu naps when working remotely.

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Sabai The Essential Sofa

$1395.00, Sabai

Not only does the Essential Sofa from Sabai have a very wallet-friendly price tag, it also has serious sustainability cred. The solid wood frame is made of FSC–certified lumber, the foam-filling is CertiPUR–certified, and the pillows are made of recycled fiber fill. It’s a green flag in our book!

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Albany Park Albany Sofa

$1429.00, Albany Park

Albany Park’s signature three-seater sofa in faux leather is a dream for anyone who loves the look and feel of real leather. We wouldn’t ignore all the luxurious hues of velvet upholstery available, though.

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Wayfair Aekjot 68.5" Velvet Sleeper

$520.00, Wayfair

No matter where you place this Barbiecore sleeper sofa, it’s guaranteed to draw all eyes. With reclining capabilities that instantly transform the couch into a comfy futon, this versatile pick is sure to charm any surprise house guest.

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Amazon Honbay Reversible Sectional Sofa

$590.00, Amazon

The minimal tufting and nailhead detailing on this reversible chaise four-seater give it a traditional but not stuffy feel. The sectional design provides more room for stretching out, and the down filling supports optimal relaxation.

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Urban Outfitters Matilda Floor Sofa

$499.00, Urban Outfitters

Corduroy couches call to mind all sorts of ideas of coziness. This bean bag construction comes in three neutral colors that will easily fit in with your existing home decor.

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Target Novogratz Tallulah Memory Foam Futon and Sofa Bed

$612.00, Target

This convertible sofa bed from the Novogratz’s combines functionality with style at a great price, no less.

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Anthropologie Denver Sofa

$1598.00, Anthropologie

This super plush velvet specimen looks like a warm hug in couch form. Also available in linen and wool, it’s made to order and arrives with white-glove delivery for an additional $149.

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Castlery Pebble Sofa

$1299.00, Castlery

The soft edges and plush removable cushions give this pick from Castlery such an inviting feel. We’re ready to curl up like a cat and nap the day away.

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West Elm Harmony Sofa

$1359.00, West Elm

The Harmony Sofa from West Elm comes in dozens of shades and fabrics (West Elm offers five varieties of velvet alone). You can even choose one of two depths depending on your lounging style, so you can get double the comfort.

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Allmodern 64" Upholstered Loveseat

$900.00, Allmodern

Looking for something that’s low-fuss and high-style? This loveseat from AllModern ships free and comes fully assembled. Thank us later.

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Amazon Stone & Beam Blaine Modern Sofa Couch

$975.00, Amazon

Although we wouldn’t recommend a dark-colored sofa to anyone with a light haired pet, this deep-seated loveseat is perfect for humans who love to snuggle. It might be worth making an exception.

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West Elm Harris Sofa

$759.00, West Elm

At 66 inches, the Harris is petite (76-inch option starts at $1,249), but definitely gets major comfort points for its foam cushions and clean design. 

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Allmodern Gelman 72" Upholstered Sofa

$1760.00, Allmodern

The clean lines and deep-seat cushion design on this retro-inspired design from AllModern are so swoon-worthy. Plus, it’s available in a bunch of fun colors like purple polyester and midnight blue velvet.

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CB2 Gwyneth Boucle Loveseat

$1499.00, CB2

The pleasing and rounded edges of this creamy CB2 sofa make it look expensive, but it spares the sticker shock. Plus it’s named after the Gwyneth, so you know the style is legit. 

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Allmodern Laguna Sofa

$1340.00, Allmodern

A stylish and price-conscious option with removable cushions? We’ll take it!

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CB2 Hoxton Stone Sofa

$1399.00, CB2

Midcentury with a twist, this CB2 sofa appears to balance delicately on its brass frame. If you’d like to upgrade from the stock gray to a velvet or boucle look, there’s also an option for you.

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Urban Outfitters Piper Petite Velvet Sofa

$1029.00, Urban Outfitters

The jewel-tone hue and tapered legs give this sleek sofa a vintage touch but at a very contemporary price point.

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The Inside Modern Sofa

$1726.00, The Inside

Eight silhouettes, 130 fabrics, three leg types, 30-day returns, handmade in the US. We highly recommend checking out The Inside for a modern brand that’s adopted the best parts of the traditional furniture industry.

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Article Burrard Seasalt Gray Loveseat

$1299.00, Article

An early adopter in the direct-to-consumer game, Article specializes in midcentury-inspired design. The Burrard comes in four colorways with walnut legs, as well as three leathers.

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Article Abisko Sofa

$1099.00, Article

We love all things overstuffed, and this Article sofa arrives in two separate pieces for easy moving and assembly. 

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IKEA Vimle 3-Seat Sofa

$1699.00, Ikea

For those with a little more space to spare, IKEA’s family friendly Vimle has machine-washable fabric and built-in storage space under the ottoman.

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Walmart Cary Mid-Century Modern Loveseat

$384.00, Walmart

A vintage-inspired loveseat will surely capture the vibe of your midcentury-modern aesthetic. Even though this shade of gray is neutral enough, we suggest the green, blue, or orange options to add a pop of color.

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