The Best Affordable Couches to Fit All Budgets

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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 (under $1,000)  — with some recommendations from  industry experts. And we've also prepped some tips on how to choose the perfect couch, and listed some brands and places to buy sofas too.

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The Best Affordable Couches Under $1,000

1. The Park by Albany Park, $995

Park Sofa by Albany Park
Brand: Albany Park
Cost: $995

The Park sofa is modern, sophisticated and designed to manoeuvre through tight spaces. It's available in a range of colors including velvet and vegan leather options.Read our full review of the Park sofa here

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
Offer:
 Use code COZY10 for 10% off at Albany Park
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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2. Lark 84'' Sofa by AllModern, $770

Lark Sofa by AllModern
Brand: AllModern
Cost: $770

The Lark is a stylish, affordable sofa, featuring  plush velvet upholstery and a sturdy wood frame. The seat and back cushions are filled with foam to create a comfortable space to lounge around. 

Brand: AllModern aims to crafts the best modern furniture, priced for real life.
Price:
 $770
Materials:
Solid wood, Polyester foam
Dimensions:
 34" Height, 84'' Width, 37'' Depth
Color options:
 10 choices, including grey, blue, beige, and pink

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3. Brynn by World Market, $899.99

Brynn Sofa by World Market
Brand: World Market
Cost: $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. Devale 79.15'' Sofa by AllModern, $950

Brand: AllModern
Cost: $950

"The Devale  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." – Adele Beiny

Price: $950
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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6. Sven by Article, $999

Sven Sofa
Brand: Article
Cost: $999

The Sven comes multiple colors and fabrics and is built on a corner-blocked solid wood frame and features loose bolsters and back and a Chesterfield-inspired tufted seat cushion.

"I personally have a velvet Article Sven sofa and love the luxurious texture. Article couches are a great focal point for any living room because of their unique and vivid colors," says April Jamison of DIYbunker who has the Sven sofa in velvet. "My favorite feature has to be the deepness of the couch. I love that I can comfortably fit my legs crisscrossed while sitting on the sofa," she adds.

Price: $999
Materials:
Kiln dried solid wood, high density foam
Dimensions:
 34" Height,  72” Width, 38” Depth
Color options:
 Fabric, Leather and Velvet options

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7. The Soderhamn by Ikea, $699

Soderhamn Sofa by Ikea
Brand: Ikea
Cost: $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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8. Calais by Target, $549.99

Calais by Target
Brand: Target
Cost: $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." — Ashlie Smith

Price: $549.99
Materials:
Rubberwood frame
Dimensions:
 32" Height,  71” Width, 33.25” Depth
Color options:
 Tufting Green

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9. Eyre 77'' Sofa by Joss & Main, $960

Eyre 77'' Square Arm Sofa
Brand: Joss & Main
Cost: $960

The Eyre 77" Sofa is made in the USA and features a manufactured kiln-dried wood frame. The cushions have a luxe foam fill that create a comfortable seat. The clean lines and track arms make this sofa a versatile classic that can work with almost any aesthetic.

Price: $960
Materials:
Solid + Manufactured Wood and Polypropylene/Olefin; Polyester
Dimensions:
 28" Height,  77” Width, 36" Depth
Color options:
 Conversation Pearl, Harmony Neutral, Max Buff

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Best Affordable Sofas Just Over $1,000

10. Burrard by Article, $1,099

Burrard by Article
Brand: Article
Cost: $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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11. Brooklyn by Inside Weather, $1,099

Brooklyn by Inside Weather
Brand: Inside Weather
Cost: $1,099

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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12. Holden Grey Tufted Sofa by CB2, $1,099

Holden Grey Tufted Sofa
Brand: CB2
Cost: $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."

Brand: CB2 is Crate & Barrel's more affordable furniture and home brand.
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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13. The Sofa by Floyd, $1,195

The Sofa by Floyd
Brand: Floyd
Cost: $1,195

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: $1,195
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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The Best 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:

Albany Park's Albany Sofa

Albany Park

Designer furniture at a fair price
To eliminate decision fatigue, Albany Park offers just three models — Albany, Park and Kova — and its furniture comes packaged in apartment-friendly, space-conscious boxes that can easily be manoeuvred in stairwells, tight hallways and throughout any home.
Inside Weather Sofa

Inside Weather

Furniture shopping that puts you in charge
Inside Weather’s furniture is made-to-order from its workshop in California using carefully selected materials. Almost every aspect of Inside Weather’s furniture can be customized and it offers free shipping and a unique 365-day home trial, meaning you can return products at any time in the first year.
Burrow Nomad Sofa

Burrow

Simple, adaptable furniture for modern life at home
Burrow offers a wide range of fully customizable sofas and loveseats, sectionals, armchairs and ottomans. Its modular design means that each piece can adapt to your environment as you rearrange rooms or move home.
Floyd Home

Floyd

Furniture for keeping
Floyd sells a range of simple-to-build sofas that are designed to last and be easy to assemble and disassemble.
Allform Sectional Sofa with Chaise

Allform

Premium sofas built to fit your home
Allform is obsessed with providing high-quality modular sofas designed for real life. It uses performance fabrics that are heavy-duty scratch, and stain-resistant without sacrificing a comfortable feel
AllModern

Allmodern

The best of modern furniture, priced for real life
AllModern believes that great home decor and furnishings shouldn’t come at high prices. It also understands that you want things delivered quickly and easily. That’s why it aims to get you the best prices, with the fastest shipping possible.
Sabai Essential Sofa

Sabai

Sustainable pillows and sofas. Cozy, conscious, convenient
With a mission to make beautifully designed, affordable furniture, Sabai uses sustainable materials and ethical manufacturing to create every piece in its collection.

Bundle

Flexible seating for modern life
Bundle makes flexible and comfortable seating that's designed to add style and comfort to any room. Bundle's affordable sofas cost less than $1,000 and are crafted from premium water and stain-resistant materials and a wooden seat deck.

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 couch

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.

When is the Best Time to Buy an Affordable Couch?

If you're looking to pick up a new affordable couch, you can sometimes get a little more bang for your buck by checking out the sales.

But when is the best time to buy a couch and pick up a bargain?

We asked furniture and sales experts to find out. “To be honest there's always a sale of some sort in the furniture and furnishings industry,” says Sherri Monte, founder of Seattle based interior design firm Elegant Simplicity.  “But when it comes to the interior of your home steepest sales often exist just before the launch of new furniture.”

“The interior design world operates on a biannual launch of spring and fall which makes the months leading up to spring (January, February, and the first few weeks of March) and those leading up to fall (July, August, and the first few weeks of September) some of the best months to buy furniture for your home,” says Monte.

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