The Best Places to Buy a Sofa Online — No Matter Your Taste (Or Budget)


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Sofas are one of the most important pieces of furniture in your home — second only to your mattress. The best sofas might become a coffee-drinking perch in the morning, a reading or TV-watching spot in the evening, and even an extra place for guests to sleep.

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Plus, your sofa dictates the look of your living room (for better or worse). If you’re in need of a new couch — or you’re decorating your first place — we’re here to help make sure your sofa is the hero of your living room. Below are some of the best places to buy a couch online, including options for all decor styles and budgets.

Yes, Amazon is a great place to buy a couch — especially if you’re shopping on a tight budget. The Everything store has a massive selection of sofas, and many are much cheaper than the stuff you’ll find in local stores. Plus, as with everything else on Amazon, you get plenty of customer reviews to help guide your purchase.

Love the mid-century modern aesthetic but don’t want to shop vintage? Check out Eternity Modern. Their high-quality sofas are all mid-century classics, and each one comes in a variety of colors.

Design Within Reach has a huge selection of modern sofas, and they’re priced very well considering what you’re getting. Of course, they also offer higher-end picks from well-known designers if you want something more special.

If you’re looking for something well-made, reasonably priced, and on the tamer design-wise, check out Williams Sonoma Home’s sofa selection. Most of their sofas, like this Laguna sofa, come with a range of fabric options to match (or overhaul) your living room’s vibe.

Just like their clothing selection, Urban Outfitters’ home pieces are on-trend and affordable. Floor sofas are very in right now, so you’ll see several laid-back options on UO, like this Roma sofa.

If you want to make your couch your own — whether to match your current living room or just for fun — check out Allform. The DTC brand lets you choose everything from the fabric to the leg finish to the pillow layout of their sofas, and they don’t charge too much for all that customizability.

West Elm has long been a go-to for relatively affordable modern furniture, and it’s still one of our favorite places to shop. This leather Zander sofa is a great example of what they do best, boasting a high-quality build with plenty of fabric color options to choose from.

If you’re looking for a truly unique sofa — maybe a vintage piece from a specific designer — 1stDibs is a great place to start your search. You should be able to find just about any piece from any major designer; if not, just check back in a week or so as 1stDibs’ offerings change constantly.

Mid-century pieces can get pricey, which is why we recommend Article to anyone shopping on a budget. The website has a great sofa selection, like this Timber couch, and all of them are relatively inexpensive (this one is just $1,299).

Like Amazon, Walmart has a surprising amount of solid sofas — including some great options if you’re shopping on a budget. This foam futon, for example, features a modern shape, a comfortable suede fabric, and a price tag under $200. Plus, many sofas at Walmart ship fast.

Burrow is a newer furniture brand whose claim-to-fame is the excellent Nomad sofa. It comes with a variety of customization options and doesn’t require any tools to set up once delivered. Plus, all Burrow pieces are made in the USA using upcycled and sustainable materials.

If you’re a fan of the farmhouse decor style, chances are you’re also a fan of Pottery Barn. But we think the retailer’s high-quality sofas are worth checking out no matter your style of choice. Pieces like this best-selling square arm sofa will look great just about anywhere, and they’ll stand the test of time.

Wayfair is similar in scale to Amazon but might have more good options at the extremely affordable price point. This Novogratz sleeper sofa, for example, is listed for just $222.57 (as of this writing) and boasts great reviews from thousands of buyers. No matter which product you go for on Wayfair, just be sure to comb through reviews as quality can be hit or miss on the massive site.

If you’re looking for a made-to-order couch but don’t want to deal with the long wait times at many big retailers, check out Apt2B. Many of their sofas — like this Melrose sofa — are made to order in 30 days or less, and the results are good quality.