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14 Gorgeous Sofas That Won’t Break the Bank

The perfect sofa can transform your entire living room. 

By Patricia Cunningham

Is it time for a new sofa? Let’s begin by asking a few simple questions: Are you using three or more blankets to cover sections mauled by the cat? Was it passed down to you by an ex who got it from their ex who inherited it from the Dumpster? Are the pillows so lumpy that sitting on them inflames your sciatica nerve? Does it look like something out of Alexis Colby’s living room? (Okay, that’s kind of fabulous actually.) Did that one babysitter let your kids draw on it with a Sharpie? Have you noticed it’s giving you a strange, itchy rash (yikes!)?

If you answered yes to one or more of the above (that last one especially) then YES it is definitely time for a new couch!

But where to begin? It could literally take days to scroll through the Internet to find the perfect one, and who has time to go shopping live and in person anymore? Well, I just happen to be in the market for a new sofa myself and I’ve done the scrolling for you. So here you have it, 14 amazing sofas in styles to suit all tastes and temperaments. Best of all they wont break the bank. Now you can invite your friends over again!

Johnston Tufted Upholstered Sofa

A dash of midcentury modern in a cheerful hue, accented with dressed-up cherry finish legs.
Best suited for: Retro cocktail hours.

Del Lago Ivy Sofa

Polished, clean-lined and contemporary, this sofa says I’m all grown up, I’ve got a paycheck and some nice things.
Best suited for: Visits from college frenemies and potential in-laws.

Harmon Mid-Century Modern Sofa

This dreamy and distinctive sofa tells the world you’ve got a romantic side and you’re not afraid to show it.
Best suited for: Dimming the lights and pulling some Keats off the shelf.

Minna Velvet Sofa

Plush velvet paired with of-the-moment wood frame, this sofa is a Scandi head rush.
Best suited for: Skyping with family back in Copenhagen.

English Roll Arm Sofa

Classic, timeless and British down to its casters, the sofa that can be found in clubby confines the world over.
Best suited for: Eating mushy peas and feelin’ royal.

Olmstead Velvet Sofa

Oh, my word, did somebody say glamourpuss? A sofa that looks much more expensive than it is, and I must have it.
Best suited for: Instagramming your living room

Blakesley Slipcovered Sofa

Enveloped in super soft down, once you ooze into this cloud-like sofa it might be hard to get out.
Best suited for: Dreaming of a beach house in a far off land and blowing off your Saturday plans.


Meridian Chesterfield Sofa

A groovy update on a classic chesterfield sofa, you could design a whole house around this one.
Best suited for: Draping with a throw blanket and posh ombré pillow and positioning in front of some expensive looking art.

Greta Recycled Leather XL Sleeper Sofa

Boost your Boho-chic bonafides with this beauty that reclines from couch to bed in seconds.
Best suited for: Lounging in a caftan and planning your trip to Coachella.

Chamberlin Sofa

Because sometimes you just want a sofa that goes well with your rosé.
Best suited for: Summer Fridays and Pucci headscarves.

Nolee Sofa Bed

A nicely tailored sleeper sofa with a handy storage compartment — definitely a city gal’s MVP.
Best suited for: Overnight guests and decluttering in a jiffy.

Derrill Tuxedo Sofa

A sofa that says you’re posh, well-groomed, and your roots will never ever show, ever. It might as well be called The Charlotte York.
Best suited for: A high-maintenance Maltese, well-executed canapés, or a post-date glass of Sherry with a handsome attorney — or all three!

Laureldale Sofa

A supple velvet sofa that’s as cool as Lou Reed.
Best suited for: Showing off your Dylan-on-vinyl collection.

Piper Petite Recycled Leather Sofa

Upright but not uptight, this luxe camel leather sofa comes across as clean and modern yet vintage and bookish.
Best suited for: Impressing your book club discussion group with your erudite analysis.

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