The Best Affordable Couches to Fit All Budgets

Published on August 20th, 2020.
Written by Ash Read

If you asked the average person "what's the most important piece of furniture in your home?", what do you think they would say?

Probably their couch, right?

The couch is the centerpiece of most living spaces, and it plays a central role in a lot of what we do at home. In fact, over the course of its lifetime, the average couch will see families sit down and watch 6,509 hours of movies and TV, 2,414 hours sleeping or napping, 1,390 hours of work and 2,728 spillages.

But hunting for the perfect sofa is hard.  We want to make it easier. If you're looking for the perfect affordable couch for your home, without compromising on style or quality, you've come to the right place.

We've curated a list of the best affordable sofas out there — each recommended to us by an industry expert. And we've also prepped some tips on how to choose the perfect couch, and listed some sofa brands to check out too.
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The Best Affordable Couches Under $1,000

1. Seaton by AllModern, $969

The Seaton is a mid-century-inspired sofa that's undeniably eye-catching. "With a timeless look, this sofa from AllModern has an expensive feel, from the brass legs to the velvet upholstery," says Caitlyn Davidian, owner of Studio C Interiors and advisor to HomeLife Digest. "It has sturdy legs and a tight upholstery construction which is key to look for when trying to purchase a sofa under $1,000. "

With a timeless look, this sofa from All Modern has an expensive feel

Price: $969

Materials: Kiln-dried hardwood frame, metal legs, velvet upholstery.

Dimensions: 32'' Height, 87'' Width, 34'' Depth

Color options: Blue, Green, Blush Pink

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2. Magner by Urban Outfitters, $699

The Magner is minimalist and sleek sofa, exclusive to Urban Outfiiters. Each Magner is made to order just for you and features high back and sides, and four throw pillows.

"The look does not match the price tag on the Magner Sofa," says home decor and styling expert Adele Beiny. "I love the cleanliness and modern look of this sofa while remaining cozy."

The look does not match the price tag on the Magner Sofa

Price: $699

Materials: Metal base

Dimensions: 31.89" Height,  77.56” Width, 34.65” Depth

Color options: Dark Grey, Cream

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3. Holden by CB2, $999

"Coming in right at $1,000 this is a great investment," says Caitlyn Davidian. "With it’s tight tufted back, stainless steel legs and wire spring suspension, you can expect to get your money’s worth out of this piece."

Holden is a classically designed sofa and features slim track arms and tufted seat/back cushions. Its modern grey color will fit with almost any room.

Coming in right at $1,000 this is a great investment

Price: $999

Materials: Stainless steel legs, wire spring suspension, polyester upholstery

Dimensions: 31" Height,  76" Width, 36" Depth

Color options: Felt Grey

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4. Brynn by World Market, $899.99

The Ivory Feather Fill Brynn Sofa by World Market, was recommended by two of our interior design experts. "This sofa takes comfort to the max being that the cushions are down-filled. Not only is it comfortable but it is crafted of solid pine wood and the cushions are reversible," says interior designer Ashlie Smith.

And Jen Stark, founder of Happy DIY Home adds: "The neutral tone slipcovers and soft down pillows give an expensive feel to this plush sofa. With the addition of stylish throw cushions it can rival more expensive counterparts.

Price: $999

Materials: Solid pine wood frame with polyester-nylon upholstery, feather filling and rubberwood feet

Dimensions: 33" Height,  86” Width, 38" Depth

Color options: One color (pictured above)

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5. Prado by Industry West, $825

The Prado sofa is designed to be simple, elegant and natural. "This sofa has such a chic silhouette, it’s simple, elegant and natural," says Caitlyn Davidian. "The cushion-less construction will be great for wear and tear, simply because it does not have anything that could become loose or detachable. Industry West is a great resource for quality pieces at affordable costs."

The cushion-less construction will be great for wear and tear

Price: $825

Materials: 100% Poly woven upholstery and Poly foam filling

Dimensions: 16.5" Seat Height, 63" Width, 30.3" Depth

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6. The Sofa by Bundle, $999

The Sofa by Bundle is a sleek and contemporary sofa that's designed for modern living. It was created to be taken apart as easily as it sets up, so if you're moving home or just having a re-arrange of your living space, The Sofa can be super flexible.

Every Bundle Sofa comes with a 60-day risk-free trial period, so you're not 100% satisfied you can get your money back and free returns.

Price: $999

Materials: Mixed hardwood frame, soft polyester blend covers

Dimensions: 31" Height,  79” Width, 35" Depth

Color options: Snow White, Indigo Blue, Sand Beige, Steel Grey, Pebble Light Grey

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7. The Jamie by AllModern, $889

"The Jaime was once almost $1,800, so get it while it's hot," says Adele Beiny. "This sofa is a great addition to any space and has a flexible aesthetic that can be used in a variety of settings."

Crafted from solid wood, The Jamie is a sleek modern sofa that will fit perfectly in any mid-century setting. Its frame showcases four slightly splayed, tapered and it’s upholstered in foam-filled fabric.

This sofa is a great addition to any space

Price: $889

Materials: Solid wood legs and frame, upholstered in foam-filled fabric

Dimensions: 32.28" Height,  79.13” Width, 36.6" Depth

Color options: Dust Blue, Grey, Light Grey

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8. Park by Albany Park, $995

The Park sofa is modern, sophisticated and designed to maneuver through tight spaces. This sofa is shipped in apartment-friendly, space-conscious boxes. and can be assembled without any tools in around five minutes.

Every Albany Park sofa also comes with a 30-day home trial, so if you don't love your sofa they'll take it back no questions asked.

Price: $995

Materials: Kiln-dried hardwood frame

Dimensions: 35" Height,  82” Width, 35" Depth

Color options: Blue Velvet, Olive Velvet, Grey Fabric, Distressed Vegan Leather,

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9. Soderhamn by Ikea, $699

"I don’t love all of Ikea, but every now and again they have a stand out piece that’s versatile and doesn’t look 'slimmer budget', The Soderhamn is a great example," says Adele Beiny.

The Soderhamn sofa has deep seats (27.5" seat depth) and moveable back cushions so comfortable sit back and relax. The Soderhamn sofa series has a number of components that can all be used freestanding or put together into exactly the sofa combination you want and need.

Price: $699

Materials: Plywood, Fiberboard, Molded beech plywood, Felt liner, Steel, Solid wood, Hollow polyester fibers, and Non-woven polypropylene

Dimensions: 32" Height,  78” Width, 39” Depth

Color options: Turquoise, White, Dark Grey, Light Pink, Orange, Beige/Brown

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10. Calais by Target, $549.99

The 71-Inch Calais Sofa is crafted from sturdy rubberwood and its timeless design will add a touch of elegance to any room. "Modern, stylish and comfortable. This sofa has a sturdy construction and beautiful upholstery," says Ashlie Smith. "This is surely going to elevate any room and become that statement piece you were looking for, all while being comfortable as well."

Modern, stylish and comfortable. This sofa has a sturdy construction and beautiful upholstery.

Price: $549.99

Materials: Rubberwood frame

Dimensions: 32" Height,  71” Width, 33.25” Depth

Color options: Tufting Green

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11. Esteban by Joss & Main, $582

The Esteban is a 3-person sofa with large, foam-filled cushions making it incredibly comfortable. Its sloped arms are perfect for curling up with a good book or your favorite TV series.

"The lines on the backrest of the couch add a chic feel," says Brandon Smith, DIY and decor expert. "It dominates the room when positioned as a centerpiece and the wooden legs blend in nicely with just about any type of flooring you have."

"When I sat on it, I was blown away by the steadiness of the couch," continues Smith. "The backrest and sides are the perfect combination of comfortable, yet firm."

Price: $582

Materials: TSCA plywood and 100% Polyester

Dimensions: 33.5" Height,  84.5” Width, 33.75" Depth

Color options: Cloud Grey, Blackberry, Teal, Light Blush, Beige, Wine

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Best Affordable Sofas Just Over $1,000

12. Burrard by Article, $1,099

The Burrard sofa by Article is perfect for those that love an angular mid-century look. And one of our experts... "I love this one so much, I own it," Adele Beiny told us. "Article makes very affordable, high quality contemporary pieces that suit almost any design style."

If you're looking for more than just one sofa, Article has a more options in the Burrard range including a sectional, ottoman and armchair.

Price: $1,099

Materials: Kiln dried pine wood frame, 100% Polyester fabric

Dimensions: 33" Height,  67” Width, 35" Depth

Color options: Forest Green, Graphite Grey, Seasalt Grey, Stone Blue

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13. Brooklyn by Inside Weather, $1,098

The Brooklyn is perfect for lounging around and catching up with your favorite book or TV series. It's tall, cozy and provides the perfect balance of support and squish and a little bit of bounce. By selling direct-to-consumer, Inside Weather is able to offer high-quality sofas at affordable prices.

Price: $1,099

Materials: Kiln dried solid wood, baltic birch plywood, 100% recycled down alternative topper

Dimensions: 35.5" Height,  85.25” Width, 33.5" Depth

Color options: Forest Green, Graphite Grey, Seasalt Grey, Stone Blue

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14. The Sofa by Floyd, $1,095

The Sofa by Floyd is modern, modular sofa that comes with a 10-year warranty. The Sofa comes in easy-to-move boxes and can be assembled and taken apart easily so it can fit through any doorway.

Price: $1,099

Materials: Top Grade birch plywood, powder-coated steel

Dimensions: 32" Height,  60” Width, 31" Depth

Color options: Lunar Grey, Saffron, Mist, Ocean Dive, Oat

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How to Choose the Perfect Affordable Couch for Your Home: Two Pro Tips

Buying a new sofa is a big commitment, and even an affordable couch is often costs a lot of money. So when you hit purchase, you want to be sure you're making the right choice

Here are two tips to help you choose the perfect sofa: 

1. Read the Reviews

Most brands will display reviews on their websites, and though you might feel these reviews could be a little biased they are a great starting point to learn more about a sofa before you buy. Look out for what people say about the fit, comfort, and durability. It's also worth digging into the delivery and assembly process to see how easy it'll be to get your sofa setup in the perfect spot.

Aside from brand websites, here are a few more ways to check reviews for sofas: 

  • Google: Simply head to Google and search for "[sofa name] review" and you're almost guaranteed to find a bunch of useful and honest reviews
  • Reddit: I'm always checking out r/furniture on Reddit. There are quite a few posts about specific brands and sofas, but is you can't find what you're looking for, don't be afraid to start a new thread.

2.Check the Materials

One of the key things you want to look at to assess the quality of a sofa is the materials it's made from. Ideally, you want to pick up a sofa that's made of the strongest possible materials — especially if you want it to last a long time.

Kiln-dried hardwood is one of the best woods for a sofa frame, and will likely lead to a studier, longer-lasting sofa that plywood. If you're choosing between a few options and one is made from plywood whereas the other one is hardwood — always go with the hardwood option.

Many brands are also opting to use sustainably sourced woods and this is incredibly important if you're keen to buy a more eco-friendly and sustainably made couch.  

When it comes to the sofa covers and fabrics, you want to ensure they will be easy to wipe clean and withstand the general wear and tear your sofa will face over the years.

Affordable Couch Brands

There are plenty of brands out there offering affordable couches, and sometimes the best way to find a couch you love is to first decide on which brand you'd like to purchase from.

The below list features a range of affordable couch brands that are worth checking out as you search for your new centerpiece.