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20 Best Quality Sofas for Every Budget
If you're looking for something to tide you over from your rental to forever home, our designers have handpicked recommendations for you, all under $2000. A range of options from across brands that you'll love.
Best Couches Under $500
These sofas on a budget prove that you don’t need to spend a fortune to find a beautiful sofa design that fits perfectly with your decor.
Best Overall: This elegant yet straightforward loveseat is everything you need to elevate the look of your house. The price tag makes it perfect for anyone who’s renting at the moment. Its small size works for living rooms, home offices, and even a cute nook in more spacious bedrooms.
Why do we love it? World Market has the best affordable sofas. This sofa is both Elegant and durable. The channel tufting along the back and sides, the gold-tipped legs, soft velvet-like fabric encourages curling up and unwinding. If art deco or urban modern is your style when designing your room, this sofa will fit nicely.
- Simple assembly
- Easy-to-clean polyester performance upholstery
- Removable seat cushion
Best Budget Sofa: With its timeless charm and wonderfully thick cushions, it’s no wonder this IKEA sofa made our list. The zippered covers make it easy to keep clean and to look fresh without too much hassle.
Why do we love it? It's a timeless design! This IKEA sofa is one of the best sofas for under $500. The wonderfully thick and comfy cushions aid, hanging out in the living room for an extended period. The cushion covers can be changed and washed, so it's easy to clean, and the style also mixes well with most decor styles.
- Cushions filled with high-resilience foam and polyester for extra comfort
- Reversible back cushions
- The cover is removable and machine washable
Best Modern Sofa: Available in four different colors, this sofa is bound to match your interior decor. The wooden detail on the arms changes the room’s look and feel, making it look more modern. The low profile is ideal for small space changes since it will give the illusion of more space.
Why do we love it? It anchors your living room. The sophisticated style and design with perfectly balanced wooden accents with fabric upholstery are awe-inspiring. The iconic splayed legs with gold tips add the perfect amount of detail. This sofa will be ideal if you’re doing up your space in a mid-century modern style.
- Available in four different colors
- It comes with two rolled accent pillows
- The tight seat construction gives you security while seated
Best for Small Spaces: A loveseat can still make a statement in a small room. This affordable couch is perfect for even the smallest apartments. The clean lines will blend virtually with any decor, and the thin legs won’t take up too much visual space.
Why do we love it? The sofa is a good mixer piece. It’s compact; hence will fit into a small living room and versatile to play second fiddle to your main couch in a larger space. The modern ivory upholstered sofa can blend with any decor style, and the subtle mid-century modern design elements like the flared tapered legs and tufted back will make this stand out. This sofa will also do well in your bedroom.
- The tufted back adds decorative elements
- Mid-century style legs make it perfect for modern spaces
- Deliver in a compact flat-packed box for easy transport
Best Sofas Under $1000
If your budget has a bit more wiggle room, you can expand your search to shop in the under $1,000 category. Here are some of our favorite picks.
Best Transitional Sofa: Perfect for a medium-sized living room that’s the center of family reunions. The sturdiness of the foam seatings makes it excellent to spend hours talking with the family or watching the latest movies.
Why do we love it? It’s a classic. If you’re looking to design your room in a transitional style, then this sofa is absolutely perfect. It can also fare well in a farmhouse setup. It's sturdy yet comfy at the same time.
- Available in four different color options
- Removable cushions make it easy to clean
- Perfect for modern and contemporary transitional home decors
Best for Home Offices: The home office is becoming an important room in everyone’s house. A compact sofa like this is the perfect addition to complete the room and offer alternatives for a workspace or a nice spot to relax at the end of the day.
Why do we love it? Compact and comfortable! This means the sofa can move with you from your rental to your dream home. The webbed seat back supports, and removable arms add exciting detail to this sofa.
- Available in over 15 different colors and finishes
- Easy to disassemble, transport, and reassemble
- Includes loose cushions with zip-off covers for easy cleaning
Best for Boho Decor: Everything you need to complete your bohemian-style living room is in this mid-century faux leather soda. The wooden legs with matching walnut stains make it ideal for upgrading your boho decor.
Why do we love it? The stained walnut color is an instant pick me up! The square arm frame and the bolster cushions on the side, the accentuated tufting, and the dense padding all add up to make this super comfy.
- Single cushion seat makes it comfortable for everyone
- The faux leather is easy to clean with minimal product
- Removable cushions help get in with a vacuum to clean the edges
Best Velvet: This sofa is about to change everything you think you know about velvet couches. The soft velvet fabric paired with the tufted back gives a unique style and presentation that makes it feel glamorous and sophisticated.
Why do we love it? It's polished and practical. This mid-century modern style sofa is large, comfortable, and plush. It is definitely one of the best quality sofas under $1000. The hand-tufted detailing on the back and the arms, tapered legs, sumptuous velvet-like upholstery with an espresso finish in deep blue makes this an ideal investment for the long haul.
- Removable seat cushions make it easy to clean and adjust
- The tufted back offers a sophisticated look
- The slim armrests make it perfect for small spaces too
Best Glam: Chic and refined, this soft velvet sofa will channel all your glam vibes. Perfect for a contemporary living room or to elevate the look of your bedroom in an instant. The smaller scale is grand for apartments.
Why do we love it? It’s petite, chic, and refined. This soft velvet sofa brings feminine style to your favorite room with its delicate features, cushioned seat, and tufted back design. Its small size makes it perfect for apartments.
- Dual cushioned seating for extra comfort
- Shiny metal legs add another decorative accent
- The tufted back is excellent for watching movies or relaxing after a long day
Most Versatile: The timeless design of this upholstered sofa makes it perfect to fit within any style. Available in 12 different colors, you can be sure you’ll find the right one for your home.
Why do we love it? It's a timeless design and is stain proof, making this sofa durable for daily wear. The retro-inspired clean silhouette with metal feet makes it the perfect centerpiece of any living room.
- Stain-resistant fabric makes it easy to clean
- Retro-inspired silhouette fits any interior design
- Easy to clean with a cloth even after spills
Best Quality on Budget: This sofa gives you high-quality construction and fabrics at an affordable price. The cushions have sinuous springs attached to provide additional comfort and support. It has reversible cushions with zip-off covers to make it even easier to clean.
Why do we love it? It’s modern; it’s classic. We are swept up by this sofa design. The trestle-style legs are such an exciting detail, and the crisp tailoring finishes the look perfectly.
- Its modern form and trestle-style legs fit any decor
- Features wide back cushions and low arms for extra comfort
- Available in different sizes and colors to find the one that fits your space
Best Sofas Under $1,500
When you want to splurge a bit more, but you still want to stay on a budget, these sofas under $1,500 are sure to match your needs.
Best for Farmhouse Decor: The compact design of this classic farmhouse-style sofa makes it possible for small spaces to channel the same style. Its generous roll arms and soft cushions invite hours of relaxation.
Why do we love it? Small in size and big on style make this ideal for smaller spaces. It’s an elegant and classic styled sofa in compact sizing. The soft cushions and roll arms invite hours of relaxation for the family.
- Loose cushions offer extra comfort and make it easy to clean
- No-sag steel sinuous springs provide more cushion support
- It comes with removable solid rubberwood legs
Best Low Profile: The low profile of this adorable sofa makes it the ideal couch for tiny spaces. The wide cushions stay in place, so it’s great to watch movies, spend hours talking, or have lunch on the couch.
Why do we love it? It’s like a piece of art. The sculptural elements, the tailored touch, and the mixed media appeal to us, and we think it is worthy of being on display! The sofa can be customized in 6 sizes, which means it can fit any room of any size.
- Soft attached cushions offer an all-in-one piece comfort
- It comes with short rubberwood legs
- Easy to clean with a dry cloth
Best for Guest Rooms: If you don’t have space for a daybed, this sofa is perfect. The single-seat cushion makes it ideal for a quick nap or a relaxing space for guests to spend the night.
Why do we love it? The sink-right-in-comfort is all we look for in a sofa. Also, we’d like to sit on the deep single-seat cushion all day. The subtly flared arms of this sofa make it perfect for your daily siesta as well. What’s not to love?
- Back cushions are removable to transform into a daybed
- Soft cushions are perfect for sleeping
- Available in over 15 different fabric options
Best Compact: The simple silhouette of this compact sofa is perfect for small spaces looking to add a modern touch—one of the only budget sofas that you can customize the width and depth to match your preferences.
Why do we love it? It’s a classic choice for the family room. It’s a simple style, and the fact that this sofa comes in various colors means this sofa will fit in just fine in any room of any decor style.
- With 8’’ wide arms that can double as a side table
- It comes with reversible cushions that have zip-off covers for easy cleaning
- Let’s you choose the width and depth
Best Sofas Under $2000
If you’re ready to splurge, some of the best couches under $2,000 are also some of the most comfortable couches out there. Of course, you can also expect to see many of the best quality sofas in the market at this price point.
Top Rated: At first glance, it’s easy to see why everyone loved this sofa. The classic lines paired with modern fabrics create a unique look that will become the statement piece in any room you place it.
Why do we love it? Hints of modern design in a classic silhouette are hard to come by! The deep and plush seats, elegant arms not only make this extraordinarily gorgeous but also super comfortable. For the interested, there is an option in emerald green, which is plush.
- The front legs are removable
- Cushion seats are also removable for easy cleaning
- The front legs come with mini wheels to move them easily
Most Comfortable: This modern sofa is all about comfort, and everyone can agree. The pillowy cushions are spacious to let you relax or take a nap on your couch with ease.
Why do we love it? Our customers have voted on this sofa as the most comfortable sofa ever. The deep seats and plush cushions are what make it comfortable. It’s made for curling up and sprawling out. The low, clean-lined frame detail is definitely a plus.
- Choose the cushion style, width, and depth to meet your preferences
- Movable pillows go wherever you want for comfort
- Extra-plush and cloud-like back cushions make this sofa ultra-comfortable
Best for Large Spaces: If you have the advantage of having an open, spacious living room, then you need to fill it with this sofa. The low profile won’t take too much visual space, but you’ll still have plenty of room to sit guests and the entire family together.
Why do we love it? The length of this sofa makes it ideal for stretching by yourself or hanging out with a crowd! This sofa can accommodate. It’s made for people who love to have friends and family over or for a large family. The couch offers just the right amount of relaxation support you need.
- The low back is designed to offer perfect support when relaxing
- Removable seat cushions make it easy to clean
- Deep seating with high arms create a comfortable seat space
Best Leather Couch: From the one cushion seat to the removable rolled pillows, everything on this couch is perfect. Unlike most leather couches, this one has ultra-soft and stuffed back cushions that offer extra comfort and support.
Why do we love it? The Sven Charme tan sofa has the potential to be your new BFF because of the amount of time you'll spend on it. The bolsters and overstuffed cushions have your back, no matter what! Over time the leather will develop a beautiful, relaxed vintage pattern depending upon usage. This sofa will become the focal point of your room. It's an investment, but it will be worth it.
- Available in 4 different leather finishes
- Loose seat, back, and bolsters make it easy to clean
- Can clean leather with a clean, soft cloth
Best Tufted: If you’re a tuft fan, then the all-over tufting of this Anthropologie sofa is going to be your favorite. The minimal legs let the mid-century shape grab all the attention, becoming a statement piece in any modern living room.
Why do we love it? It will be your living room’s centerpiece that’s both luxurious and practical. It’s tufted all over, unlike most sofa designs. This mid-century sofa with minimal legs and square-framed shape is both stately and modern.
- All legs are removable for more customization
- Cushions have maximum padding for a firm seat that won’t lose its shape over time
- Available in different colors and leg finishes
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