The 22 Best Sofa Brands for 2021: Sofas, Couches, & Sectionals to Fit All Price Ranges
We've researched some of the best sofa brands on the market to help you find the perfect centerpiece for your home.
Last updated July 26, 2021
By Ash Read
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Choosing a sofa is a big decision. And finding the perfect sofa for your home can often feel like finding a needle in a haystack, with endless options, styles, and colors to filter through.
One of the best ways to find the perfect sofa for entertaining, napping and binging your favorite shows is to first narrow down the brands you like. Once you've found a few sofa brands, it's easier to search through each brand's catalog to find the sofa or your dreams.
Below we've lined up 22 of the best sofa brands available online today to help you find the perfect sofa for your living space. These brands offer a wide range of styles and budgets, so whatever you're searching for, you should be able to find it here.
There are varying prices points in the furniture industry and to help you find the perfect sofa, we're organized these brands into three price ranges:
When it comes to your home, Maiden Home believes you shouldn’t settle–for generic design, lesser quality or anything short of a perfect fit. Each of its sofas is handmade to order by craftsman partners in North Carolina—working with woodworking, cushion, tailoring, and upholstery artisans that have each honed their craft from techniques passed down through generations.
"Customers seek out Maiden Home because our design ethos and commitment to quality is second to none," founder Nidhi Kapur told Living Cozy. "Our customers are those that are looking to find investment pieces for their home – the pieces they see themselves living with for years, those that will stand the test of time both aesthetically and functionally."
Products: Maiden Home offers a range of sofas, sectionals and modular pieces.
Delivery: Custom pieces are ready for delivery in as little as 6 weeks from time of order.
Shipping fees: Complimentary shipping and white glove delivery service with any furniture order.
Benchmade Modern’s furniture is handcrafted in Dallas, TX and Los Angeles, CA. The brand was founded in 2015 by Edgar Blazona, a modernist American furniture designer with over 25 years of experience in the furniture industry.
"We want to provide a great quality product at a good price that is custom fit to your room."
Starting price: Sofas start at around $2,000 and go up to $10,000+.
Design Within Reach believes in creating and sourcing pieces that move with you and are meant to be enjoyed over a lifetime – from home to home, generation to generation. The brand was founded in 1998 by Rob Forbes. Design Within Reach sells its own brand furniture as well as helping other brands sell directly to retail customers.
Products: Design Within Reach has a range of sofas and sectionals.
Starting price: Loveseats start at $995, 3-seat sofas from $1,395.
Burrow’s modular sofas offer customization opportunities ranging from fabric color to leg style and even arm height. The modular design means that Burrow’s sofas can adapt to your environment as you rearrange rooms or move home — making a change to your furniture is as simple as ordering another module. Burrow’s products also feature clever features, such as a USB-charger to help make your life that little bit easier.
"We are relentlessly focused on the experience and relationship our customer has with us from the moment they first hear about us, until years after they're living in a home full of our products."
"Burrow is the most experience-obsessed furniture company in the world," a company spokesperson told Living Cozy. "We are relentlessly focused on the experience and relationship our customer has with us from the moment they first hear about us, until years after they're living in a home full of our products."
Products: Burrow sells a range of sofas, chairs and loveseats as well as rugs, shelves, throws and pillows.
Delivery: Burrow offers a true sofa-in-a-box experience. Its furniture is modular, which means it can be delivered in normal shipping boxes (each box weighs around 40 pounds and fits through just about any door).
Shipping fees: Burrow offers fast, free delivery on every single order.
Floyd started out as a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2015, raising 14 times its initial goal. Its founders believed that furniture simply wasn’t built with modern living in mind — it was difficult to buy, assemble, and move so they set out to build furniture for how we live today.
"The Floyd Sofa is manufactured in the US and made from premium non-toxic materials including cold-rolled steel, top-grade birch plywood, max-comfort cushions, and stain-resistant fabric," says Floyd Co-Founder and CEO Kyle Hoff.
Products: Floyd's product range is incredibly simple. It sells one sofa that comes in three variations: Two seater, three seater and three seater plus chaise.
Delivery: The Sofa is delivered directly to your door four to seven in boxes, depending on your configuration.
Shipping fees: Most of Floyd's products ship for a 10% shipping fee.
The Inside offers highly customizable sofas. And by making every piece of sofa from scratch, The Inside makes each customer feel like a part of the design process — with 100+ fabrics and velvet options to choose from and customization available on most pieces (its sofa comes in 600 variations).
"We’re making furniture fun, with access to more design for more value. We aim to spread the joy of decorating and to make the world more beautiful than we found it."
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.
Products:Allform offers Loveseats, Armchairs, Sectionals and Sofas.
Medley Home builds furniture made from premium and eco-friendly materials that will make your home cozy for years to come. It aims to make furniture in the best way possible and that means local manufacturing — with all of its furniture being handmade in Los Angeles, California — and an emphasis on quality and comfort.
Products: Sofas, sectionals, sleepers and ottomans.
Delivery: Standard lead time is 6-8 weeks and its products ship directly from its Los Angeles HQ to your door.
Joybird believes in creating handcrafted furniture from the finest materials, at fair prices. Each piece of furniture starts as a raw material and is transformed to the exact specifications you want. Joybird’s stylish designs are inspired by the Mid-Century movement of the 1950s and 60s, from designers such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Cara Greenburg and Eero Saarinen.
Products:Joybird has a wide ranges of sofas including sectionals, sleepers, modular and loveseats.
Delivery: Lead time for Joybird products is usually 4-8 weeks with products delivered between 7 to 14 business days after production is complete.
Interior Define was founded to answer a simple question: "What if buying a sofa was as comfortable as lounging on one?" The brand aims to simplify the sofa buying process and to make it easy for consumers to find pieces that fit perfectly in their homes. By selling direct-to-consumer, Interior Define is able to offer high-quality products at great prices, and by making each piece custom to your needs you never need to worry about how it'll fit in with the rest of your living room.
Products: A wide range of seating options from sofas and ottomans to sectionals and chairs. Interior Define also offers rugs and a range of tables.
Delivery: Lead times between 14-16 weeks for furniture orders, non-furniture orders will arrive within 4–8 days.
Starting price: Sofas from $1,495, Loveseats from $1.095.
Based in the Bay Area, Campaign crafts furniture that comes in a box so it can be shipped easier and quicker. It’s also purposefully designed to be assembled and disassembled easily without any tools. Campaign’s furniture can easily move with you. If you redecorate or have a change of scenery, its furniture is built to adapt with easy-to-change upholstery covers so you can refresh your space without needing to break the bank on new furniture.
Products: Campaign offers sofas, loveseats, and chairs as well as accessories like pillows.
Delivery: Delivery within 7-10 business days.
Shipping fees: Campaign offers free shipping on all orders.
Industry West's furniture and decor has an emphasis on high-quality design that brings joy to your home. Specializing in modern, artisan-crafted furniture and decor, Industry West considers its style to be new modern, with a timeless feel to each item. Each distinct item is expertly crafted and designed for modern life with each piece having a strong sense of individuality.
Products: Loveseats, modular sofas, upholstered sofas and leather sofas.
Delivery: Orders are delivered within 7-10 business days.
Starting price: Sofas from $895. Get 10% off with code COZY10.
After shopping in an over-priced showroom, feeling overwhelmed with options and then realizing deliver would take 4-6 weeks, Darryl and Jessica Sharpton set out to simplify the sofa buying process. The result is Albany Park, a modern luxury sofa brand, offering 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.
Products: Albany Park sells Sofas, Armchairs, Sectionals, Ottomans and Loveseats.
Delivery: Albany Park furniture is delivered to your front door in 3-5 business days.
Shipping fees: All Albany Park products are shipped for free to your front door.
Inside Weather’s sofas are made-to-order from its workshop in California using carefully selected materials — for example, every sofa upcycles over 200 plastic water bottles. Almost every aspect of Inside Weather’s sofas can be customized from the arm height and cushion detail on its sofas to the surface design and base style on its tables.
Products:Inside Weather offers a range of sofas, sectionals, sofettes and more.
Delivery: Inside Weather’sitems are shipped in manageable, easy-to-handle boxes and are designed to be assembled in minutes.
Home Reserve builds furniture that lives for the family through a smart set of features that store your stuff, repels stains, and becomes the friendliest gathering place in the house. Each of its sofas is available in a wide range of colors (fabrics are changeable too), and feature hidden storage compartments under each seat cushion.
Products: Loveseat from $376, sofa from $474.
Delivery: Home Reserve’s ready-to-assemble furniture is delivered by UPS in easy-to-lift boxes.
Shipping fees: Flat rate fees to anywhere in the USA ranging from $35-77 depending on which sofa/chair you purchase.
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.
Products: Enormous range of items, including everything from bathrooms to bedrooms.
Delivery: Thousands of items arrive within just 2 days - even sofas.
Shipping fees: Free delivery when you spend over $35.
With a mission to make beautifully designed, affordable furniture, Sabai uses sustainable materials and ethical manufacturing to create every piece in its collection.
Each Sabai product is fully customizable, allowing you to choose the fabric, legs and cushions on each, so that your furniture is unique to you. Sabai uses environmentally friendly fabrics, made from natural fibers and recycled water bottles, FSC certified wood, certiPUR-US certified foam, and recycled fiber pillows. Its boxes are also 100% recycled, and no plastic is used in its packaging.
"When we were shopping for furniture for our first apartment, we couldn't find a first-hand option that felt sustainable in our price range. So we decided to make it ourselves."
Poly & Bark aim to provide a better furniture and home decor buying experience. Using quality materials, and working with crafters they know and trust, Poly & Bark ensures that each item is tasteful, affordable and durable, meaning every item of furniture purchased from them is built to last you a lifetime.
Products: Poly & Bark offers a range of sofas, sectionals and daybeds.
Delivery: Most orders are shipped with 1-2 business days.
Founded in 1970 in a small space across the street from the University of Pennsylvania, Urban Outfitters originated as a unique retail experience and community center for creative, college-age customers.
Products: Urban Outfitters offers a range of sleepers, loveseats, daybeds and more.
Delivery: Most orders arrive within 5-7 business days, some furniture items take 2 to 4 weeks.
Shipping fees: Orders up to $49.99, $4.95 shipping fee. Orders $50 and over are free.
Sabai uses environmentally friendly fabrics, made from natural fibers and recycled water bottles, FSC certified wood, certiPUR-US certified foam, and recycled fiber pillows. Its boxes are also 100% recycled, and no plastic is used in its packaging.
Furniture is all about being able to relax with your family, and Home Reserve sofas are made to be adaptable, renewable and easy-to-clean. Each sofa also features hidden storage compartments under each seat cushion.
Getting large sofas (or any size, really) into an apartment can be difficult. But these brands all ship easy-to-assemble modular sofas in boxes making getting the sofa into your apartment incredibly simple.
A new couch is one of the most exciting pieces of furniture to buy, but it can also be a stressful experience. So stressful that trying to buy a new couch led to Darryl Sharpton and his wife, Jessica, to found their own sofa brand, Albany Park.
"They are extremely popular right now mostly because of their versatility and configuration options," Allison Thibault, principal designer at Kaleidoscope Design Studio told Living Cozy. "They also come in a wide variety of upholstery and price ranges, making them appealing to most buyers."
Sometimes you just want a bit more space to put your feet up and relax, and that's exactly what deep seated couches were designed for. The average seat depth is around 28-32" and anything over 34" is considered deep-seated.
“Sofas with shallow seats are best for those that prefer to sit upright. Deeper seated sofas are better for when you want to lounge out or curl up,” says Andra DelMonico, a home design expert from Next Luxury. “Since most of us prefer to lounge while binging our favorite show, deep-seated sofas are growing in popularity.”
A loveseat is simply a small sofa designed to seat two people, and it's the perfect type of sofa for small spaces and couples. Many loveseats will also come with neat features from reclining options to pull out beds and even built in end tables.
"We love to place loveseats in small living spaces," says Kendall Severson owner of Interior Design Partnership. "Velvet loveseats and settees look incredibly sophisticated in a rich velvet fabric or a bold pattern," she adds.
Sleepers are couches that double up as beds. Sometimes they will include a fold out mattress whereas other times the sofa back can lay flat to make a bed.
"Practical comes to mind especially for that extra guest room, hobby room, or home office," says Vera Jaye. "This multi-use piece of furniture is easy to open and close for those tight-fitted rooms and now come in a variety of styles from traditional to modern."
One of the most versatile types of couch, a convertible can be transformed into a number of configurations and can often be converted into a bed.
"I love selecting these for my clients homes because they are so versatile," says interior designer Keri Feeney. You can utilize it as a traditional sofa, as a trundle, a queen bed or just to lounge watching a movie with your feet up."
Popular Sofa Styles
Here's a quick breakdown of some of the most popular couch styles:
Mid-Century Modern is one of the most popular sofa styles around right now. Defined by clean, curved lines, and tapered legs, the Mid-Century style has been popular since the middle of the 20th century (roughly 1933 to 1965).
Chesterfield sofas are designed with rolled arms that are the same height as the back, deep button tufted upholstery, and nailhead trim.
Lawson sofas feature back cushions that are separate from the frame. Lawson's can recognized by their straight lines and will often have seat depth that’s equal to the height of the sofa back above the seat. The arms also tend to be lower than the back.
Tuxedo sofas are defined by high arms that sit level with the sofa back, and a clean-lined and geometric style. The Tuxedo style is perfect for a more formal style of room and was Tuxedo Park, New York.
English Roll Arm
Defined by rounded arms that are lower than more traditional roll arm sofas. "English Roll Arm sofas are a quintessential classic statement in any home. Their style is timeless," says Anne R. Kokoskie, owner and designer at Styled by ARK. "This sofa can read formal or relaxed depending on the fabric you choose and the adjacency to the other elements in the room."
The best time to buy furniture is during the late winter months of January and February just before the launch of new furniture and summer months like July and August as many retailers will offer end-of-summer sales.
“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.”
And what's the best holiday sale of the year?
Early in the year, many retailers offer discounts on furniture when new styles are coming in. So sales offer a great way to move older stock as the new styles come in. This means that Presidents Day (in February) is often one of the best holiday weekends to shop the sales and buy discounted furniture.
“With over a decade as an interior designer, we are big believers in the President's Day sales,” says Monte.
Sofa Buying Tips from the Pros
It's a big commitment to buy a new couch, so we asked some professional interior designers for some tips on what you should look out for:
1. Look for a quality frame
"Solid Kiln Dried Hardwood or High Quality Plywood for a structurally sound piece that will stand the test of time. Kiln drying hardwood removes 90-95% of the moisture in the wood. This helps prevent warping and bowing over time," says Natasha Nicolaou from NatNico Designs.
2. Check cushion firmness and materials
"Firmer seats will feature high-density foam cushions, often wrapped in Dacron or batting that adds extra padding. The higher the density, the firmer the feel of the foam. Low-density foam is regarded by manufacturers as foam with a density of 1.8 and below. Softer seats will feature a blend of foam, fiber and down feathers. Down is exceptionally plush," advises Jessica Harris, Production Designer from Living Spaces.
3. Search for a manufacturer warranty
"A sofa made from good construction will automatically come with a warranty without having to purchase one, manufacturer who provide warranties are confident in their product and you can be too," says Christina Halasz from Halasz Designs.
4. Pay attention to the measurements
"Be sure to note not just the overall height, width and depth of the sofa but also note the arm height. If you have a tight squeeze and you have a tuxedo style sofa, where the arms and the back are the same height, it adds to the challenge of turning a corner. Find out whether or not the feet are removable. Those few inches can make all the difference in the world," says Arelene Lord, Principal Designer at Lord Designs.
5. Think about how you want to use the room
"The room's function is a major deciding factor when deciding on a sofa. If it's going to be used as a theatre or media room, relaxed soft cushion backs would be the route to go, whereas in a formal living room you’ll want a more fitted and tighter look which feels more put together and polished," says Bre Hance, Founder and CEO of InHance Interiors.
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