The Best Neutral Sofas, Period
Purchasing a sofa ranks high in the “big decision” standings, as far as decorating your home goes. After all, couches cost quite a pretty penny and will likely be with you as you relocate and your needs evolve over the years. Sure, we love the adventurous appeal of a punchy hue, but a classic sofa in a neutral color is a smart choice—plain and simple. But just because you want to go neutral doesn’t mean you’re confined in your options! There are plenty of aesthetics to please every manner of personal style. Scroll for our breakdown of some of the best, plus where to buy them.
Cabrioles, fainting couches, French settees, oh my! Look for elegantly sloping shapes and ornate details, such as carved wood. They add a beautifully romantic, storied element to a space of any style.
The versatile daybed may be experiencing an upsurge in popularity lately, but it’s been around since the 18th century. The elongated, cushionless design can be found in minimalist and traditional styles alike.
If you’re into sleekness, these sofa styles are for you. With as few frills as possible, their clean lines are extremely versatile and can have an almost sculptural appeal.
The minimalist-friendly designs of midcentury-inspired sofas make them versatile choices, usually boasting a fun design detail or two. Sporting tapered wooden legs or perhaps a jauntily flared shape, these pieces are big on style.
Also known as a club sofa, this 19th-century classic looks elegant and stately in any interior. Identify it by recessed arms and plush, snuggle-ready cushions.
Comfortable, adaptable, and great for accommodating lots of family members in large spaces, sectionals come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and styles.
Comfortable, casual, and truly timeless, these styles—which include the all-American Lawson-style sofa—are great starter sofas, sure to last through moves.
Whether classic Chesterfield or tuxedo style, tufted sofas have a certain prep-school drama about them that we love. They’re true classics, with a bit of pomp and circumstance.