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A quality modern sofa is one of the most important furniture pieces you'll purchase in your lifetime. Other than a mattress that won't break your back, a comfortable sofa will carry you through endless laugh-fueled nights with friends, Netflix binges, and lazy afternoon naps. It might even be the place from which you come up with your next brilliant business idea. Or the base camp for your children's endless imaginary games. Yes, a great sofa is endlessly important in adding value and quality of life to your lounge space.
What should you look for in a sofa? Timelessness, for one, as you'll want your modern sofa it to last through years, even decades of family memories. Durability and comfort come close seconds on the scale of important sofa characteristics; you'll want it to survive your dog's multiple naps and help you relax when you just want to kick your feet up at night. Lastly, you'll want a modern sofa with incredible style, one that will look just as great on day one as it will on its last legs.
So while it may be tempting to rush through a sofa purchase, think of it as a great investment for your future happiness and consider what qualities are most important to you. And, to make your shopping a little easier, we've handpicked our favorite modern sofas to last you decades—both in terms of style and comfort. They even come at every price point and in every size!
Article Sitka Sofa
This plush, ultra-comfortable sofa from Article looks and feels thousands of dollars more expensive than it actually is. Win-win!
Capsule Big Arm Sofa
You'd be hardpressed to find a more stylish curvy sofa at this price point. Capsule's Big Arm sofa is proof that you can get the look for less.
West Elm Auburn Sofa
This petite navy couch looks modern and sleek—and its sale price is, quite frankly, unbeatable when it comes to small-space sofas.
CB2 Logan Grey Boucle Sofa
This Boucle sofa from CB2 looks and feels like you're sitting on a cloud—which is exactly what you want from a great sofa.
IKEA Stockholm 2017 Sofa
IKEA's Stockholm line is the cream of the crop of the Scandinavian retailer, and this sleep blue velvet sofa is the ultimate proof.
CB2 Forte Channeled Charcoal Velvet Sofa
Forget about traditional tufting. Channel tufting is all the rage these days, and this chic sofa from CB2 is proof.
West Elm Brooklyn Down-Filled Sofa
This cool, Brooklyn-inspired sofa has legs for days—and would look fantastic in any small space.
Menu Offset Sofa
Take the world's greatest nap on this extra-long and extra-deep sofa from the iconic Scandinavian brand Menu.
TRNK Truss Sofa
Trust us on this one: You'll sink into this plush navy wool-and-leather sofa that's as comfortable as it is sexy.
Article Sven Sofa
This petite gray midcentury sofa with bolster pillows is the ideal living room seating for small spaces. In other words, it's New York City–approved!