Ahh the sofa (or is it couch?!). It's the place where you and your S.O. are most likely to spend the bulk of your time at home. That is of course, if it's super comfortable and cozy! It's also probably one of the bigger and bolder statement pieces in your home (by the nature of its size), so you'll want to make sure it's something you love. Seeing as it's essentially ground control for both chill time and entertaining friends, there are a lot of things to consider when shopping for the perfect couch.
As one of the bigger ticket items you're likely to buy or register for (hooray for group gifting!), make sure to carefully consider your space and lifestyle before diving in. Do you love opening up your home to out-of-town guests for the weekend? You might want to go with a sleeper style. Pressed for space in a tiny apartment? A smaller-scale love seat is going to be right up your alley. Cocktail parties and low-key dinners for a crowd more your thing? A modern-style sectional configuration is guaranteed to give you the seating and conversation space you need.
To make a sofa feel extra inviting (and worthy of evening-long Netflix binges), you'll want to add lots of cushy accessories like accent pillows and throws. Start with a great base for your sofa in a solid color fabric or leather, and then add it patterns and textures with all that extra gear. While it's fun to go with a color for your sofa, it's better to stick items with that can be easily swapped out if you get tired of them. It's a lot more pricey (not to mention annoying) to switch out the sofa itself!
From slipcovered to sleeper-style, here are the 13 best sofas you can buy online.
Ainslee Leather Sofa
With a midcentury-inspired design and natural leather (that only looks better with time!), this budget-friendly piece is a winner.
SHOP NOW: AllModern, $1,049.99
This maple wood piece works in a range of different settings, from a boho lounge (just add colorful throw pillows!) to a modern living room. Soft cushions filled with a lofty down blend add extra comfort.
SHOP NOW: Urban Outfitters, $2,499
This versatile sofa is a marriage of midcentury modern design (check out those sleek brass legs!) with the laid-back comfort of an English roll arm. Choose from 3 different sizes for the perfect fit, and a range of color-rich fabrics and leathers for the finish.
SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, starting at $1,998
Forest Green Samara Sofa
This tailored, jewel-toned sofa is the perfect statement piece for a small apartment.
SHOP NOW: World Market, $374.99
Cecilia Velvet Sectional Sofa
It's not easy to find a sectional that feels chic, not to mention one that comes in colors other that neutrals and muted grey. This velvet version is a dream: roomy cushions, luxe fabric, and adjustable pieces so it can work well in any space.
SHOP NOW: Urban Outfitters, $2,199
Carly Sofa Bed
Pull-out sofas have a tendency to look a little boxy and awkward, so we love the clean, tailored lines of this neutral piece. And with the option to transform this couch into a queen-sized bed, you'll always be at the ready for house guests.
SHOP NOW: Birch Lane, Was $1,338.99, Now $1,147.00
Rivet Revolve Modern Reversible Chaise Sectional
This roomy, modern sectional is great for a modern space- and has an array of matching pieces that go along with it, from armchairs to love seats.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $799
Blakesley Slipcovered Sofa
With a laid back vibe and relaxed profile, this sofa is perfect for curling up for the afternoon with a good book.
SHOP NOW: Joss and Main, $1,329.99
Chesterfield Upholstered Sofa
For a more tailored look that channels an English library or sitting room, this classic style is for you.
SHOP NOW: Pottery Barn, Was starting at $2,099, Now starting at $1,498.99
Tov Collection Baila Collection Velvet Sofa
We love the 1970's retro look of this glam piece, especially with the gorg sapphire blue velvet finish.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $1,078
Ezekiel Camel back Standard Arm Sofa
If you're looking for a more feminine and tailored profile, a camelback shape is a nice choice. This modern interpretation features heavy duty fabric that holds up through everyday wear and tear.
SHOP NOW: Wayfair, $1,039.99
Belgian Linen Rhys Settee
Perfect for small spaces, this unique sofa is inspired by Brazilian lounge furniture and features natural materials like linen, wood, and leather.
SHOP NOW: Anthropologie , $3,198