If you’re in the market for a new, high quality sofa and wondering which furniture brands have the best deals, you’re in luck! Here, we’ll walk through the best quality sofa brands, styles, types, and price ranges, as well as tips to help you select the piece of furniture for your home
Keep in mind, however, that not every couch brand is going to suit everyone’s needs. There are a ton of variations when it comes to the categories we mentioned before so in the end, you’ll have to make the final decision based on what works best for you.
Most Important Things to Keep in Mind When Shopping for a Couch
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To help you make your decision a little easier, here’s a breakdown of the considerations you should include before choosing a sofa brand to buy from.
From standard three-seater sofas to small-space modular sofas, sectionals and sleepers, there’s a wide range of options for any home.
If you’re unsure which type is best for you? Is it for a big family or will you be entertaining a lot? Do you want to be able to lay down or put your feet up? Do you want to be able to convert it to a bed for guests? Use these factors to decide what type of sofa you want before you start shopping.
Another factor is the style of the sofa. For some this isn’t as much of an issue, while others are extremely particular about their style preferences. For the latter, start with the type of upholstery you want. Would you rather have a leather sofa or fabric options like microfiber? Some brands specialize in offering hundreds of color options and will send fabric swatches to help you make your choice.
In terms of “style,” anyone buying a sofa should also consider the overall decor and aesthetic appeal of a sofa in relation to the rest of your furniture. Sofas tend to be big-ticket purchases, and they’re also the most prominent pieces of furniture in your living room. So, consider whether you want something that’s more sleek and minimal, a sofa that’s plush and focused on comfort, or something that evokes an older, classic style such as a Chesterfield or Tuxedo-arm.
If you’re shopping with a particular budget in mind, it’s important to consider price points for various furniture brands. This will help save on the heartache of finding a couch you love, only to see the price tag and realize you can’t afford it. A quality sofa can run you anywhere between $700 from affordable furniture brands to upwards of $3,000 for a custom design.
7 Best Sofa Brands for Any Buyer’s Style and Price Range
Now that you know what you’re looking for, let’s take a look at 7 of the most well known sofa brands. This selection provides a variety of brands with different strengths. With a range of price points and styles, there’s a brand here for everyone.
1. Burrow – $1400 to $4000
Burrow is known for designing an ergonomic, modern sofa with stylish flair. They use durable, stain and scratch resistant materials and give a wide variety of fabric and color options. However, customers looking to try out a sofa in person should be advised that Burrow is a 100% online direct-to-consumer brand with no showrooms.
2. IKEA – $149 to $3229
IKEA is a Sweden-based furniture company that’s sold worldwide, and known for its democratic, Scandinavian approach to design, incorporating function and flair at prices everyone can afford. They have a variety of styles, colors, and designs and offer a 1 year return policy on undamaged items. Unfortunately, they do not offer free shipping and, as their items are mass produced, some items can be manufactured at lower quality standards than what you may expect from higher-priced competitors.
3. Joybird $1200 to $3500
For the trendier shopper, Joybird offers custom-made sofas and loveseats that meet the unique tastes of their customers and can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Employing mid-century design, Joybird sofas offer a bold choice intended to spice up any living room. Unfortunately, Joybird’s mere two showrooms in the United States and limited return window might be a turn off for some customers.
4. La-z-boy $700 to $3000
As the creator of the original recliner, La-z-boy has earned a reputation for creating some of the most comfortable sofas and chairs on the market. They’re also known for having a variety of color and style options. However, they don’t allow returns (only a 3 day exchange) and can have long shipping windows.
5. Pottery Barn $500 to $3000
For the classic couch, Pottery Barn is a favorite among higher-end customers. Pottery Barn has both an extensive catalog of items and nearly 200 showroom locations throughout the U.S. and caters to both modern design elements and traditional styles.
6. Wayfair $123 to $24k
With a massive selection of home furnishings, and every price point imaginable, Wayfair offers the best variety for someone who wants a great selection for their budget. Even though they don’t offer showrooms, Wayfair has made a commitment to upholding the same standards you’d expect from an in-store retailer: quality furniture at reasonable prices.
7. West Elm $500 to $3000
While West Elm, like Pottery Barn, is a daughter company of the global Williams-Sonoma brand, West Elm’s aesthetic inspiration is a slightly edgier, contemporary design that plays very well with young professionals, particularly those looking for a chic, yet affordable apartment sofa. West Elm also offers white glove delivery service and a 30-day return policy, but they have a limited number of locations and don’t offer free shipping. And like IKEA, certain West Elm sofas have had their fair share of quality concerns, which is troubling given their relatively higher pricepoint.
Tips Before You Buy
Hopefully by now you’ve decided what type of sofa you’d like to buy, which style you prefer, and what price point you’d like to stay in. Furthermore, you now have the information to narrow down your search to a few trusted brands.
However, if you’re still on the fence, here are some additional tips to help you make the best decision.
Visit Furniture Company Showrooms
First, if there is a particular brand you like, you can visit the department store or showroom to test it out before you buy. Ashley Furniture is a great example of a company with numerous department stores and a wide variety of brands to try in person.
If it turns out not to be what you thought, there will be many other similar sofas you can try out and a similar one you like.
Find Online Retailers with Free Returns
If the brand you like is not available in furniture stores, be sure to find a company that offers free returns and a generous return window so that you can arrange one if you’re not satisfied with the sofa after it’s delivered.
Use Brands That Offer Delivery Service
If you’re nervous about having to carry or assemble a new sofa on your own, be sure to use a company that offers white glove delivery service. Many offer this service that includes delivery to your home and in-home setup.