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It’s where you binge your favorite shows, converse with friends, snuggle up with family, and doze off on lazy Sunday afternoons. (And, as of late, it may be where you work!) Yes, your sofa is more than just a piece of furniture; it’s where you spend a good portion of your time when you’re at home.
Time and cost considered, there are a few factors that should be kept in mind when picking the perfect sofa for your space. You want it to be good looking, of course, and comfort is key. Then there’s the matter of functionality: Should you go for a glamorous velvet stunner to entertain guests or a durable piece that can withstand the wear and tear of pets and kids?
Whether you’re seeking a handsome tufted leather model for the office, a modular unit for the living room, or a durable option that’s *virtually* indestructible, we’ve rounded up your best bets.
So, sit back, sink in, and check out our favorite couches on the market.
Article Timber Charme Sofa
If you're ready for an investment-worthy piece, Article's Timber Charme Sofa can't be beat. Plush, down-filled leather cushions sit atop a mid-century inspired oak wood frame and four kiln-dried solid wood legs complete the mod look. The 32 x 90 x 35-inch sofa commands any room it's placed in and offers ample room for stretching out.
The great thing about Article's full-aniline Italian-tanned leather is that is just gets better over time. Whether you have kids, pets, or just a clumsy spouse, you don't have to worry about scratches or stains as they add to the sofa's unique patina. Just fluff the cushions, wipe away crumbs, and occasionally wax/oil the couch and it'll last you years and years to come.
"I've owned this couch for more than a year now and can confidently say it's the best furniture purchase I've ever made. It's buttery soft, super plush, and the leather is surprisingly forgiving. My cats really gave one of the cushions a run for its money and while I was devastated at first, it took only a week for the scratches to fade away completely." — Chelsea Stuart, senior commerce editor
Castlery Todd Side Chaise Sofa
It’s a chaise like you’ve never seen before. The Todd Side Chaise Sofa is the ultimate solution for furnishing a narrow room that might become too cramped with a forward-facing chaise. Combined with its wonderfully stuffed appearance, this smart piece will make any room look inviting, even if it’s short on square footage.
Available in fresh light gray or dramatic deep teal velvet, you can also pick which way the chaise faces (left or right) so it fits seamlessly into your space. A nap-worthy sofa that doesn’t crowd the room? Sprawlers, rejoice!
Rivet Brooke Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Tufted Leather Sofa
If you’re looking for a sofa with a style that speaks for itself, Rivet's Brooke makes a statement all its own. Two rows of buttoned tufts add to its allure, and it's finished off with brass legs and roll pillows which add a subtly feminine touch to the handsome design. This sofa is more than just a showpiece, though, because with its soft cushions and moderate lean, you and your sweetheart will want to snuggle up.
Available in classic cognac leather or gray fabric (for a steal of a price), this trendsetting couch is just begging to be accessorized. Picture the Brooke layered with textural elements like tasseled throws, faux fur, and velvet pillows to make it look even more inviting.
Mario Bellini Camaleonda Sofa
Mario Bellini's Camaleonda Sofa isn't for everyone, but we're including it for lovers of 1970s curves and colors—we know you're out there! The highly aesthetic sofa is an exact reproduction of Bellini's original 50-year-old design with its modular backs and armrests which connect via a series of rings and carabiners.
The Instagram-adored Camaleonda is custom-made so it can take eight to 12 weeks to ship, but we think it's worth the wait as it's a super unique piece you won't find at every friend's house. Wait aside, the other hardest part will be choosing a color and fabric. Rich jewel tones and muted neutrals are all accounted for, as are velvet, chenille, suede, boucle, aniline, and vintage fabrics.
Arhaus Kipton Sofa
Clean, contemporary lines and a crisp, neutral linen elevate this (deceptively) casual sofa. Arhaus' Kipton is more than just good looks, too: The sofa is definitely one you'll want to sink into thanks to eco-friendly foam cushions—which are padded with lofty down fill—that are constructed by upholstery artisans in North Carolina.
The Kipton is made even more attractive when you realize just how customizable it is. You can pick between more than 100 upholstery options, four widths (64 inches being the smallest and 106 inches being the longest), and two depths.
Burrow Block Nomad Sofa
This durable, mess-resistant sofa can be easily disassembled for big moves or times when you've decided to work on your feng shui. That said, we're sure it'll sit pretty for years to come as Burrow's Block Nomad Sofa features a classic squared-off shape and comfortable tufted back pillows. There are a few different options, too: You can customize your couch by picking from five fabric colors and six leg finishes (three wood, three metal).
If you’re indecisive, rest assured knowing that this piece is modular, so it can grow with your needs. So, start with the sofa, then you can add on a chaise, ottoman, sleep kit, and lumbar pillows in the future. Oh, and did we mention that it also has a built-in USB charger? Genius.
West Elm Olive Sofa
When it comes to gorgeous, well-made furniture, you can’t go wrong with West Elm. The brand's Olive Sofa is ridiculously chic and customizable; you can choose the fabric, as well as the back style, arm shape, and either wood or metal legs.
That said, this sumptuous blue velvet and brass leg combo are enough to make us swoon. Add webbed back support, foam seat cushions, and built-in springs to its good looks and you’ve got an Insta-worthy couch that’s ready for your next Netflix binge, too.
Floyd The Sofa
The ultimate sofa for families who “live hard,” Floyd’s design is meant to withstand years of use (and abuse)—all while looking good. Touted as “the world’s most take-apart-able sofa,” it all starts with a sturdy metal and wood frame that can be assembled and disassembled to go virtually anywhere, including through narrow stairwells and doorways.
Then, there’s the fabric. Available in five trendy colors, it has the durability and stain resistance to rival an outdoor patio set, but the softness of an indoor upholstered couch (plus supportive comfort, too). You can even get it with a chaise if you like to stretch out. Whether you’ve got pets, kids, or messy friends, just do yourself a favor and get a Floyd.
Rivet Revolve Modern Upholstered Sofa Couch
With its clean lines and rich upholstery (which comes in your choice of fabric or leather), this sleek couch—courtesy of Amazon’s mid-century/industrial furniture brand, Rivet—is a minimalist’s dream. It features a classic six-cushion design which sits atop an all-wood frame that’s slightly raised for a fresh and contemporary feel.
Measuring 79.9 inches across and 34.6 inches deep, the Revolve Sofa is ideal for city dwellers who don’t want their small space getting cluttered. Even better, you don’t have to be a puzzle master to put this couch together, since assembly should take you 15 minutes or less. And that’s good news, because once it arrives, you’ll want to lean back into its soft cushions and deep-set seats ASAP.
Rove Concepts Luca Sofa
With good looks that are straight out of an old Hollywood film or 1920's speakeasy, this luxe sofa oozes glamour. The Luca comes in six sumptuous velvet shades (think moss and solstice blue) as well as a handful of felt and woven options, too. Further adding to this sofa’s appeal is its tufted seat, cylindrical side cushions, and tapered wooden legs which come in three finishes.
The Luca has more than just good looks, though: It’s environmentally conscious and comfy, too. Stuffed with eco-friendly foam and airy down feathers, you’ll want to sink into this sofa for hours on end.
Article Simplis Froth Gray Sofa
Sometimes, it's all in the name. The Simplis sofa is simple, and it’s the perfect multitasking piece for a small space. For one, it’s only 67 inches long, so it won’t crowd a tight room. Additionally, it does a neat trick: Take off the seat cushion, place it on the floor in front of the frame, and voila, you've got a sleeper sofa!
Adding to its no-frills versatility is that it comes in two shades of gray: froth (light) and gale (dark). It’s also made with high-density foam and pocket springs for optimum support and comfort. See? Proof that good things come in small packages.
Joybird Eastwood Sofa
If your furniture style is mid-century modern through and through, let us introduce you to Joybird. The company handcrafts all its furniture, ensuring quality construction that’s built to last.
While many furniture brands now lean into this sleek style, Joybird pieces have a certain edge. Take, for instance, the Eastwood Sofa, which is fabulously retro and just quirky enough to take the spotlight (without being too over the top). Since it’s handmade just for you, you can choose from over 50 fabrics —chenille, velvet, and textured weaves included—as well as dozens of bold and neutral hues like ruby, aqua, indigo, and ash.
Lovesac 2 Seats + 4 Sides Sactional
Lovesac’s “sactionals” are as customizable as couches come. Ideal for picky loungers and commitment-phobes, the “world’s most adaptable couch” can be broken down into individual seats, expanded into a super couch, or even rearranged into a bed. That’s because the furniture is sold in buildable pieces which are meant to fit your lifestyle at any stage.
Adding to Lovesac’s longevity are its removable covers which are machine-washable and replaceable should they get damaged or you need a change of pace. You can even choose the cushion fill to suit your comfort preference. And the icing on top of the cake? It’s made with recycled materials and is intended to last a lifetime in order to prevent more couches from finding their way into landfills.
Crate & Barrel Reston Queen Trundle Sleeper Sofa
Does your idea of a sleeper sofa include back pain courtesy of lumpy springs? You’re not alone. But luckily, there’s a solution in the form of the Reston Queen Trundle Sleeper Sofa. Crate & Barrel's clever piece pulls double duty as a handsome couch with a modern silhouette and a comfortable bed for overnight guests. Just pull out the trundle on the front, and it doubles the seat size to create a queen-sized sleeper.
The Reston is made with quality materials including sustainable wood (on the frame) and recycled polyfiber in the back pillows. With dozens of fabric options to choose from, you can customize this sofa to fit your taste, too.