Something you realize pretty quickly when jumping into the wide world of furniture shopping is that finding affordable sofas can be a difficult process. Thankfully, there are better options these days. With a slew of direct-to-consumer companies offering sofas at fair prices and big-box companies creating affordable designs, there are a bunch of budget-friendly sofas out there from retailers big and small. Although some arrive flat-packed with low shipping costs, others come with quick customization services and white-glove delivery, so you don’t have to sacrifice style for function.
In other words, the sofa world is now your oyster—even if you’re on an accent chair budget. But combing through all of the affordable couches to find the crème de la crème for your home decor can prove a tedious task. Since keeping tabs on the best designs is literally part of our job descriptions (someone’s got to do it!), we’ve curated a roundup of the most budget-friendly sofas that look more expensive than they actually are. Whether your interior design taste leans tailored and midcentury modern or cozy and maximalist, we selected a wide range of affordable sofas to upgrade your living space. So, save yourself some sanity—and a few hours of fruitless browsing—by shopping our list of affordable sofas under $2,000.
Anything with cute, chunky legs is going to add some personality to your space—and look more expensive. This armless seat is anchored by square, wooden legs and you even get to choose between six colorways (we love the look of natural rubberwood). The taller back cushion offers up some serious support, whether you’re lounging or working from the sofa. Plus, the armless construction means the couch will prove a little easier to fit into tighter spaces.
If you’re after a classic leather sofa—the kind of thing that won’t fall victim to the trend cycle and can evolve with you interior style evolution—go for something with tufting. In this genuine leather design, the detail is in the seat instead of the back cushion, which is a fun twist. Invest well, and a good leather couch will quickly become one your favorite pieces of furniture.
Made with stain-resistant fabric, the cushions of this sofa from Floyd are just plain fun. It also comes in a number of size configurations: a two-seater, a three-seater, and a three-seater with a chaise. There are more choices to make: You’ve got six color options and the base comes upholstered or in wooden options.
Modular sofas are great if you want to move your furniture around or break things down into multiple single-seaters sprinkled around the room. When assembled, this L-shaped couch comes in an almost impossible number of colors and different performance fabrics (you can have the velvet couch of your dreams!).
Futon sofas can be the toughest thing to shop for—there are a lot of, well, not-so-great designs out there. But this one is cozy, its got great lines, and it flattens into a bed. The reclining potential is strong here.
The curvy bottom edge alone sold us on this one (along with the gorgeous hue). It’s playful, it’s modern, it’s a little bit whimsy, and, without any arms, it’s easier to fit in tighter spaces. Fill it with throw pillows and get lost in the greatest nap ever.
There’s something so classic about this sleek sofa from Interior Define. Available in an array of colors and fabrics, it’s easy to customize it to fit whatever vibe you’re after. The small spindly legs smoothly transition into armrests and seat cushions that lend a ’70s retro vibe.
Burrow aims to cut out unnecessary markups while manufacturing highly customizable products with upcycled fabrics and sustainable wood. This small-space-friendly two-seat sofa is our top choice because it’s available in several seat options, colorways, arm styles, and leg types (we reviewed the three-piece here). You have more than you could ever possibly want or need to choose from!
This lovely square arm loveseat from Allform also follows sustainable manufacturing practices and aims to remove the burdens of traditional furniture buying with free delivery and a lifetime frame warranty. The silhouette is classic and the model comes in a variety of colorways—so you can keep it neutral or add a pop of color to your space.
We’re huge fans of Interior Define’s Gaby sectional, and the brand also offers several sofas in the under $2,000 price range. The Lennox is customizable when it comes to color, fabric, leg type, cushion type, depth, fill, and size. Like the Loveform, the Lennox has a classic shape but the deep-toned upholstery adds a vintage glamour that’ll stand out in your living room. How fast can you say “add to cart”?
The calming shades of upholstery and handsome wood legs on this sofa would be a welcome addition to any living room. Not to mention the ultra-comfy foam-filled seat and back cushions that would be so accommodating to impromptu naps when working remotely.
Not only does the Essential Sofa from Sabai have a fairly wallet-friendly price tag, it also has serious sustainability cred. The solid wood frame is made of FSC-certified lumber, the foam-filling is CertiPUR-certified, and the pillows are made of recycled fiber fill. It’s a green flag in our book!
Albany Park’s signature three-seater sofa in faux leather is a dream for anyone who loves the look and feel of real leather. We wouldn’t ignore all the luxurious hues of velvet upholstery available, though. Plus it’s the ideal size for stretching out and reclining.
The minimal tufting and nailhead detailing on this reversible chaise four-seater give it a traditional and simple but not stuffy feel. The sectional design provides even more room for stretching out, and the down filling supports optimal relaxation.
This convertible sofa bed from Novogratz’s combines functionality with an antique vibe at a great price, no less. Go from glamorous seating to a comfy bed in seconds, and all for under $600.
The soft edges and plush removable cushions give this pick from Castlery such an inviting feel. We’re ready to curl up like a cat and nap the day away. The legs also don’t feel too clunky, your relaxing won’t come at the cost of a cramped space.
The Harmony Sofa from West Elm comes in dozens of shades and fabrics (West Elm offers five varieties of velvet alone). You can even choose one of two depths depending on your lounging style, so you can get double the comfort. It comes optimally cushioned—even with some side pillows—so you might not even need additional throw pillows.
At 66 inches, the Harris is petite (76-inch option starts at $1,249), but definitely gets major comfort points for its foam cushions and clean design.
The pleasing and rounded edges of this creamy CB2 sofa make it look expensive, but it spares a bit of the sticker shock. It adds a clean grooviness you won’t find in many other couches, but doesn’t sacrifice any comfort. Plus it’s named after the Gwyneth, so you know the style is legit.
A stylish midcentury-modern-esque and price-conscious option with removable cushions? We’ll take it!
The jewel-tone hue and tapered legs give this bohemian-inspired sofa a vintage touch but at a very contemporary price point.
An early adopter in the direct-to-consumer game, Article specializes in midcentury-inspired design. The Burrard comes in four colorways with walnut legs, as well as three leathers.
We love all things overstuffed, and this other option from Article arrives in two separate pieces for easy moving and assembly.
For those with a little more space to spare, IKEA’s family-friendly Vimle has machine-washable fabric and built-in storage space under the ottoman.
A simple vintage-inspired loveseat will surely capture the vibe of your midcentury-modern aesthetic. Even though this shade of gray is neutral enough, we suggest the green, blue, or orange options to add a pop of color.