Sofas are one of the most used items in your home and can make or break a room. When it comes to choosing a sofa, the first step is to think deeply about the purpose your sofa will serve. Are you going to have friends spending the night often who need a place to crash? Or are you merely looking for a place to sit and watch TV that isn’t your bed or your kitchen table? Perhaps your apartment or living room is feeling a little boring and you’re hoping to make a statement with a big and bold couch? Whatever the reason, there’s a couch out there for you.
After deciding the purpose of your future sofa, your next step is to consider dimensions. Sure, you may like the look of a particular option, but if it doesn’t fit within the confines of your apartment, the look won’t matter much, you’ll have to return it. Luckily, measuring has never been easier than now as our options list their dimensions front and center.
From there, it all comes down to the look. All of our couches featured below are good looking, but each has its own style and take. If you want leather, there’s an option for you. Likewise, if you’re looking for something that is a bit more budget-friendly, but still attractive, we’ve got you covered. Find the best sofa for you and your needs with our roundup of the sofas you can buy online below.
1. Rivet Aiden Tufted Leather Sofa
Measuring 74 inches wide and 36 inches deep, Rivet’s leather Aiden sofa is an ideal couch for upgrading the style of any room. Along with the sofa comes two smart-looking cylindrical pillows that add another layer of class to this already attractive piece of furniture. Best suited in a study or library, this couch is for reading or enjoying a stiff drink, not for watching the game or lounging around with pets. Though it comes in a handful of different colors, we prefer the leather make in Cognac. Not only is it easy to match with a vast array of home decors, it just looks amazing.
Pros: Leather construction with a tufted bottom cushion, the Aiden is great looking and easy to clean when compared to the other options on our list. Leather makes this a pricier couch, but a much more durable one.
Cons: Though it doesn’t need it, there is an ottoman available, but it’s sold separately.
2. Rivet Revolve Sofa
Whereas our previous option from Rivet gave more off more of an old school aesthetic, we love the Revolve option from Rivet because of its simplicity. While premium leather is nice, the polyester make of the Revolve’s upholstery allows it to be less high maintenance than the Aiden. However, it still boats quality, good-looking wooden finishes and comes in a range of colors that will do wonders to your apartment or home. Our personal favorite is the Heritage Green. Let’s face it, walls come in grays and whites, and most floors are a shade of brown. With everything else in your home likely sporting a neutral hue, a strong green like that of this sofa will make your couch the centerpiece of your living room.
Pros: Assembly could not be simpler and doesn’t take much more than attaching the legs and situating the pillows.
Cons: At just under 80 inches wide, this is a large couch and may be too big depending on the size of your room or apartment.
3. Zinus Ricardo Contemporary Upholstered Living Room Couch
Best known for their surprisingly comfortable and outrageously affordable memory foam mattresses, Zinus has wandered into the realm of sofas and love seats and we can’t say we’re upset about it. Their Ricardo Contemporary Sofa is a fresh take on classic couch silhouette, and at 78.4 inches long, it will fit well in nearly any room setup. For those who are living the single studio life, this Zinus packs everything you need in a couch and then some. It’s not so big that it will dominate your small floor plan, but it’s also not too small so you and a few friends can’t pile on to watch the game. What’s more, setup is a breeze. All of the necessary tools come included when your couch arrives and you can even handle setup solo (though we’d recommend having a friend for moral support).
Pros: The Ricardo Contemporary is a handsome-looking couch that will sit well in any living room but is ideal for those working with a budget. Setup is easy.
Cons: The Ricardo doesn’t give the most space and if you have a big family, another option would be best.
4. HONBAY Convertible Sectional Sofa Couch
For a truly versatile option, we recommend the HONBAY Convertible Sectional Sofa Couch. The comfortable sofa is available in neutrals like beige, light grey and dark grey (shown here) that will easily blend in with most decors. Easy to clean, the Honbay can be wiped clean with a soft, dry cloth. The HONBAY is easy to assemble and doesn’t require any tools. Pocket coils, a solid wood frame and serpentine springs create a durable and long-lasting couch. Great for a small living room or condo, the couch is 78.5 inches long and has a max weight capacity of 660 pounds, making it appropriate for use by three adults.
Pros: The HONBAY provides users with the ability to customize their sofa based on their preferences and layout. The chaise section can be placed on the left of the right side of the couch or turned sideways to create two of the three seats, leaving a single seat to be used as a free-standing ottoman.
Cons: The Honbay arrives with the cushions feeling extremely firm, but they will soften and become more comfortable after some use.
5. Harper and Bright Designs Adjustable Floor Couch
For a couch and bed in one, try the affordable Harper and Bright Designs Adjustable Floor Couch. Made with thick and cushiony suede, the Harper and Bright has a strong metal frame that easily allows users to adjust the angle of the couch to one of the five positions. The bottom of the couch folds out to create a small mattress that is ideal for children to use for sleeping. The freestanding couch is perfect for small areas, including a playroom or gaming area, and can be folded for a compact storage option. Users can choose the blue Harper and Bright couch shown here, or opt for beige, brown or light brown. The couch comes with two pillows and is just under 71 inches long.
Pros: The Harper and Bright couch is ideal for a child’s playroom or for use as a bed when guests are visiting.
Cons: The Harper and Bright does not provide the same support and comfortable sitting experience as a more traditional couch.
6. Zinus Josh Traditional Upholstered Sofa
For a traditional and affordable sofa that can be assembled without tools, try the Zinus Josh Traditional Upholstered Sofa. Made with durable polyester fabric that is easy to clean, the Zinus couch is made with a strong wood frame and measures 77.5 inches long. Zinus also sells a matching loveseat for those looking to complete their living room set. The Zinus sofa is advertised as one that can be assembled by a single person, but we recommend working with two people.
Pros: The Zinus arrives in six pieces, which makes it easy to move the couch through small doorways, like in RVs, or up multiple flights of stairs prior to assembly.
Cons: The sofa is only available in one color option and the cushions are stiff right out of the box.
7. Rivet Revolve Modern Upholstered Sofa with Reversible Sectional Chaise
Combine modern design and the luxury of comfort with the Rivet Revolve Modern Upholstered Sofa with Reversible Sectional Chaise. The Reversible Sectional Chaise is designed so that users can assemble the couch with the sectional on either the right or left side of the sofa, making it the perfect fit for any space. The sofa measures 79.9 inches long, making it a great fit for small to medium rooms. A sturdy hardwood frame and solid beech wood legs provide a durable and aesthetically-pleasing modern design. Customers can complete their set with a matching loveseat, sofa and living room chair.
Pros: The Rivet Reversible Sectional Chaise is available in rich color options, including Storm Grey, Linen, Caramel and Denim (shown here).
Cons: The sectional cushion does not lie flush with the rest of the cushions.