10 Places to Buy a Sofa that Comes in a Box
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Product: Allform offers a range of sofas, sectionals, loveseats, and armchairs.
Starting price: 3-seat sofas from $1,895, loveseats from $1,345.
Delivery: Allform ships its sofas in easy-to-manage boxes.
Shipping fees: Shipping is free on all orders.
Watch: Interior designer Bri Ussery, founder of Dōr Design House, joined us in our studio in Austin, Texas, to give us an overview of the Allform sofa:
Founded by the team behind the Helix mattress brand, Allform offers modular, sectional sofas designed for real life and modern living. Each Allform sofa features a sleek modern aesthetic with clean lines thin track armrests.
"We package and ship each sofa by section to make it easy to maneuver once they arrive at your door. The packaging itself is industrial strength corrugate to ensure your sofa is pristine when it arrives."
"Allform offers free shipping directly to customers through FedEx Ground, and our shipping windows are between 1-3 weeks on most products," says Allform co-founder and CEO Adam Tishman. "We package and ship each sofa by section to make it easy to maneuver once they arrive at your door. The packaging itself is industrial strength corrugate to ensure your sofa is pristine when it arrives."
Assembly is 100% tool-free, and everything you need to put your Allform sofa together will be delivered to you in the boxes along with your couch.
We tested the Allform 4-Seat Sectional Sofa and found it very comfy and the perfect sofa for relaxing with a good book and a cup of coffee. Allform makes all of its sofas in the United States and uses sustainably sourced, kiln-dried and laminated hardwood for its wood frames, heavy-duty scratch, pill, stain-resistant fabrics, and high-grade foam and fiber cushions. Each upholstered sofa comes with a 100-day trial period with free returns.
Brand: Albany Park was founded to simplify the sofa buying process and offer designer furniture fair price.
Product: Based in Houston, Texas, Albany Park offers a range of sofas, sectionals, and loveseats in three simple styles. Each sofa comes in a range of color and fabric options (including velvet) 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.
Offer: Use code COZY10 for 10% off sofas and sectionals.
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.
Reviews: We've shipped a couple of Albany Park sofas to Living Cozy contributors to test and review at home. Read our full Park Sectional sofa review here. You can check out our Kova sofa review here.
Albany Park sofas can be assembled in minutes
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.
Use code COZY10 at checkout for 10% off sofas and sectionals at Albany Park.
Brand: Founded in 2016, Burrow sells simple, adaptable furniture for modern living.
Product: Burrow is best known for its customizable sofas. Each sofa comes in a range of colors and performance fabrics (including velvet) with 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 sofa bed — and a moveable chaise.
Starting price: Loveseats start at $995, 3-seat sofas from $1,395.
Delivery: Burrow offers an authentic sofa-in-a-box experience. Its modular furniture can be delivered in regular 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.
Reviews: We shipped Burrow's Range 3-Piece Sectional Lounger, 3-Seat Field sofa, and the Nomad sofa to Living Cozy contributors for thorough at-home tests. Check out our Range sofa review here, and Nomad sofa review here.
Burrow was founded by Stephen Kuhl and Kabeer Chopra to change how we buy furniture. The duo believes 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, cutting costly supply chain markups. Its sofa-in-a-box or sectional-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.
Watch: Check out our review of the Field 3-Seat sofa and matching ottoman below:
We joke about "thinking inside the box" a bit, but it's an important way that we're different. When we designed our first sofa, we used the maximum package size for UPS Ground as our set of constraints — each module had to fit inside that box," a Burrow company spokesperson explained to Living Cozy. "Doing that is challenging, for sure, but it unlocks all sorts of other benefits, least of which is being able to offer free, fast, and reliable shipping via UPS, whereas traditional furniture companies often charge over $100 to deliver a couch via special freight services."
"When we designed our first sofa, we used the maximum package size for UPS Ground as our set of constraints — each module had to fit inside that box."
Its couches come in easy-to-assemble pieces and feature a modern design with features specifically for everyday living, such as inherently scratch and stain-resistant fabrics and a built-in USB charger & 72" power cord. The Nomad sofa also has reversible back cushions and an optional Sleeper Kit to transform your sofa into a sleeper sofa. The modular design means that Burrow furniture can grow and expand with your life.
Brand: Detroit-based Floyd crafts lasting quality products for how people live today.
Product: Fittingly called "The Sofa," Floyd's best seller minimalist 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 birch or 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 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 timeless, modern style 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.
The sofa is perfect for small spaces, with a 2-seater loveseat, three-seater sofa, and three-seater chaise options. It was also designed to be moveable with an 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).
"Our furniture is made for how people live today. We know that our customers move from apartment to apartment. They start with us as early as their college days and grow with us as they mature and have families and move to the suburbs," says Floyd Co-Founder and CEO Kyle Hoff on why the brand is focused on making its furniture easy to ship and simple to move.
In keeping with its mission to create furniture that lasts, The Sofa is backed by Floyd's 10-year warranty.
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, from the upholstery to the pillow and cushion shape.
Starting price: Sofas from $898, Sectionals 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 can 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 unique sofa that fits precisely what you'd like in your 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 it's effortless to get your new sofa into the perfect spot in your house. Its sofas are also designed to be assembled in minutes.
Brand: Homebody was founded by furniture industry veterans to create the most comfortable modular sofa on the market.
Product: Homebody's sofas are endlessly modular and it offers two main options — The Couch, and the Recliner.
Starting price: Two-seater from $3,740.
Delivery: All orders will be processed in 3 business days. Depending on where you live, delivery is usually within 4~8 weeks.
Shipping fees: Shipping is FREE within 48 contiguous states in the United States.
Homebody is a new-to-the-scene brand that launched in 2022. Its founders are veterans of the furniture industry that wanted to design a sofa that was all about comfort. The result, is a highly-customizable sofa with five-layer foam cushions, plush down pillows, an ergonomic head rest, and optional recliner functionality.
The Couch comes in seven material and neutral color options — dark and light grays and off-white: Linen and Coconut, Linen and Gloomy Day In, Velvet and Marshmallow, Velvet and Warm Sand, Velvet and Evening Fog, Velvet and Beach Day, and Pet-Friendly and Koala.