Just a few years back, buying a sofa would mean multiple trips to showrooms, viewing hundreds of various sofas (from brands you know nothing about), and stressing about which one was right for your home. And that’s before you had to figure out how to wrestle your chosen sofa through your halls and doorways and into that perfect spot in your living room.
It wasn’t a fun experience.
But now, a number of brands have completely revolutionized the way we shop for furniture. These sofa-in-a-box brands offer unique products that are crafted for modern living and remove many of the stresses associated with making a big-ticket furniture purchase — all for reasonable prices.
If you are looking for a new sofa, you no longer need to head to the showroom.
And you don’t need to worry about bulky deliveries or taxing assembly processes. You can now get a sofa delivered to your doorstep in easy-to-move boxes and have it assembled in a matter of minutes, not hours.
Each of the sofa-in-a-box brands below has a different approach to solving problems, with varying product ranges, shipping policies, and assembly practices (though most require no tools). If you want to simplify your next sofa purchase, you’ll be sure to find something you love from one of these brands.
7 Sofa-in-a-box brands
1. Albany Park
Brand: Albany Park was founded to simplify the sofa buying process and offers designer furniture at a fair price.
Product: Based in Houston, Texas, Albany Park offers a range of sofas, sectionals, and loveseats in three simple and beautiful styles. Each sofa comes in a range of color options with two leg options. Its furniture can be built with no tools in a matter of minutes.
Starting price: Loveseat from $695, sofa from $895.
Delivery: Albany Park furniture comes packaged in apartment-friendly, space-conscious boxes that can easily be maneuvered in stairwells, tight hallways, and throughout any home.
Shipping fees: Albany Park offers free “to your door” shipping on all orders.
Founded by Darryl and Jessica Sharpton, Albany Park is a sofa-in-a-box brand that set out to challenge the norms of the furniture industry. After shopping in an over-priced showroom and being overwhelmed with hundreds of sofa options, the entrepreneurial couple set out to simplify the sofa buying experience.
Instead of hundreds of options, Albany Park offers just three affordable sofa styles, and each is shipped directly to consumers in a matter of weeks (not months). Its products are shipped to your door in apartment-friendly, space-conscious boxes that can be easily moved from your doorway to your living room for assembly.
Brand: Founded in 2016, Burrow sells simple, adaptable furniture for modern living.
Product: Burrow is best know for its customizable sofas. Each sofa comes in a range of five colors with both wood and metal leg finishes and options for arm styles and cushions. You can also add upgrades such as a sleep kit (with everything you need to convert your sofa into a sleeper) and a moveable chaise.
Starting price: Loveseats start at $995, 3-seat sofas from $1,395.
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). Once unboxed, assembly is simple and tool-free.
Shipping fees: Burrow offers fast, free delivery on every single order.
Burrow was founded by Stephen Kuhl and Kabeer Chopra to change the way we buy furniture. The duo believe the furniture industry has relied on repetitive product lines, inefficient supply chains, and gimmicky marketing tactics for too long, and set out to build clever, comfortable furniture for your life and living room.
Designed and manufactured in the United States, Burrow sells directly to consumers which cuts out expensive supply chain markups and its sofa-in-a-box approach removes over 70% of standard shipping costs. All in all, Burrow says this approach passes on over $600 of savings to consumers.
Its furniture is built for modern living with inherently scratch and stain-resistant fabrics and a built-in USB charger & 72” power cord. The modular design means that Burrow furniture can grow and expand with your life.
Brand: Detroit-based Floyd crafts products of lasting quality for how people live today.
Product: Fittingly called “The Sofa”, Floyd’s sofa comes in three configurations — a two-seater, three-seater, and three-seater + chaise. It’s available in five colors (each made from stain-resistant fabric), with a choice of a birch of upholstered base.
Starting price: Two-seater from $1,395, three-seater from $1,595.
Delivery: The Sofa is delivered directly to your door four to seven in boxes, depending on your configuration. The three-seater comes in four boxes (the heaviest weights weighs 132 lbs, with the others between 22-32 lbs).
Shipping fees: Most Floyd products ship for a 10% shipping fee. (Floyd offers fast shipping to the lower 48 states. In-stock items ship in 1-5 business days.)
Tired of seeing furniture being disposed of in landfill sites, Floyd’s founders started the brand in 2013 with a mission to build furniture that lasts.
Designed in its Michigan HQ and manufactured with partners across the US, Floyd created The Sofa with modern living in mind — it’s a place for conversations with friends and binge-watching Netflix. It was also designed to be moveable with intuitive assembly that makes for just as intuitive disassembly, so if you move, you’ll be able to easily take your sofa with you and not have to worry about navigating doorways of awkward stairs (if only Ross Geller had a Floyd sofa).
In keeping with its mission to create furniture that lasts, The Sofa is backed by Floyd’s 10-year warranty.
Brand: Campaign offers life-friendly furniture that can evolve with you.
Product: A modern furniture company based in the Bay Area, Campaign offers a range of sofa-in-a-box products including loveseats, sectionals, and armchairs. Its best-selling modern sofa comfortably seats 4 and comes in 15+ colors with two leg variations.
Starting price: Loveseat from $1,095, sofa from $1,495.
Delivery: Campaign’s sofas come in 2-3 boxes that ship directly from its factory in the US. (Sofa, loveseat and chair orders arrive in two boxes; sectionals come in three boxes.)
Shipping fees: Campaign offers free shipping on all orders.
Campaign has a range of mid-century-inspired sofas and seating options — from armchairs and ottomans to loveseats and sectionals. Each comes in a range of color options and its upholstery covers are also removable so if you change the design or your room or move, you can replace it without having to buy a whole new sofa.
Its flat-packed sofas are delivered to your door in 2-3 boxes and can be assembled without tools in just 15-20 minutes. Campaign says that most people can assemble its chairs and ottomans solo but you might want to ask a friend for some assistance to help lift and maneuver a loveseat or sofa.
Campaign’s free delivery doesn’t include white-glove service. Couriers will deliver the boxes to your door and if you’re ordering a sofa, you might need two people to move boxes into your living room as the frame box can weigh up to 115 lbs.
5. Inside Weather
Brand: Order it online, customize every detail, and have it delivered to your door in a few days.
Product: Inside Weather sells a range of sofas, sectionals, chairs as well as furniture for your dining room, office and bedroom. Its sofas are fully customizable all the way from the upholstery to the pillow and cushion shape.
Starting price: Sofas from $898, Sections starting at $1,198.
Delivery: Inside Weather’s items are shipped in manageable, easy-to-handle boxes and are designed to be assembled in minutes.
Shipping fees: Shipping is free on all orders.
Every one of Inside Weather's sofas is made-to-order in its workshop in California. This zero-inventory model means Inside Weather is able to cut out a bunch of production costs without sacrificing the quality of its product.
Making each piece custom also gives shoppers the chance to craft a sofa that is unique and fits exactly what they want in their home. And if you don’t fall in love with your new sofa right away, no worries — all purchases come with a 365 day home trial.
Inside Weather ships all of its products for free in manageable, easy-to-handle boxes so its effortless to get your new sofa into the perfect spot in your house. Its sofas are also designed to be assembled in minutes.
6. Home Reserve
Brand: Home Reserve makes ready-to-assemble sofas, sectionals, and more.
Product: Home Reserves products are modular and can be adapted as you need so you’ll never be locked into any particular layout. Each sofa is available in a wide range of colors (fabrics are changeable too), and feature hidden storage compartments under each seat cushion.
Starting price: 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.
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.
One of the key selling points of Home Reserve’s furniture is its changeability, meaning you can simply swap out the arms and cushions to transform into a new look. All of its fabrics are also easy-to-change so if you’re redesigning or changing the look of your room, you can change your sofa style too (without needing to buy all new furniture). Each of its products also features built-in, hidden storage compartments are located under seat cushions.
Its furniture arrives about 15 business days after you place an order and is shipped in easy-to-move boxes that can manoeuvre and fit just about anywhere.
Brand: Combining design, tech, and science to bring you furniture that adapts to you.
Product: Coddle was created upon one simple thought: that our furniture should simply do more than just sit there. Its flagship convertible couch offers 16 positions, for sitting, slouching, watching, working, eating, and sleeping.
Starting price: Convertible couch from $1,119.
Delivery: Coddle orders will typically arrive between 1-2 weeks. Everything is shipped directly from its warehouse in Stockton, California. Couches are shipped to your door in one box.
Shipping fees: Standard Delivery is free for all purchases over $999. For anything under $999 there is a 10% shipping fee.
The Coddle Couch was designed to help you make the most of any space. Its 16 positions make it perfect for almost any use — from the perfect sofa to binge your favorite show to a day bed, or even a comfortable every night bed.
As standard, Coddle will deliver its sofa-in-a-box to your door and aims to ship in as few boxes as possible. Its sofas require simple assembly with all necessary hardware (and tools if required) included, however, it also offers a white glove service where its team will deliver the piece to the room of your choice, and assemble it in place.