The 20 Most Comfortable Sofas Money Can Buy, Starting at $500

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Shopping for a sofa online is like doing a blind taste test as Goldilocks—you never know what you’re going to get—all while you’re looking for something that’s just right. That said, there’s one thing that everyone wants from their seating: comfort. So, whether you’re looking for something that feels just as good as it looks, something that can withstand three kids and a dog or simply something compact that’ll fit in your tiny apartment, we’ve scoured the web for the absolute most comfortable sofas on the market. We’re talking the best-selling West Elm Harmony Sofa (originally $1,999, now $1,699) to TikTok-famous couches, like the Albany Park Kova sectional and Castlery Adams sofa. Below, our top 20 picks (plus where to look for them).

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Best Comfortable Sofa Overall

West Elm Harmony Sofa

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Best Apartment Couch

Castlery Adams Loveseat

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Best Sofa Under $600

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Most Customizable Sofa

Burrow Union Sectional

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Most Splurge-Worthy Sofa

Lovesac Stealth Tech Sofa

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Where to Find Comfortable Sofas

First and foremost: We’ve dedicated an entire article to where to buy a couch online. But when it comes to comfort, there are four retailers that perpetually knock it out of the park: West Elm, Crate and Barrel/CB2 and Horchow. First, you have West Elm—and unless you’ve been living under a rock, you already know what this brand is all about. Aside from its signature, mid-century modern aesthetic, it’s known for having an array of wide, overstuffed seating—along with an ultra-durable fabric library—at a relatively affordable price point (starting at $899). We’re also guessing you’re familiar with Crate and Barrel and CB2, which take a more high-end approach to everyday comfort. For those who don’t know, CB2 is a subbrand of Crate (albeit at a lower price point), where it elevates Crate’s clean lines and classic modern vibe with a more minimalist feel (Think: curvy sofas instead of rectangular ones and velvet/bouclé upholstery instead of polyester/linen). In both cases, however, the brands’ seating options are ultra-plushy with a relaxed, organic modern feel—and it’s worth mentioning that both offer collaborations with buzzy celebs and designers, from Gwyneth Paltrow and Lenny Kravitz to Athena Calderone and Jake Arnold. BUT, if you’re looking for a top-of-the-line, “looks like it’s on the cover of Arch Digest” sofa, Horchow is basically nirvana for interior enthusiasts (who don’t have a tax ID). Neiman Marcus’ sister site is a fan-favorite for its exclusivity, where each option is hand-selected from private vendors that, typically, are only available for purchase through retail stores and interior designers (think: Bernhardt, Caracole, Century and Four Hands, to name a few). The materials are thoughtfully manufactured to have a ‘luxe cush-factor’ you won’t find anywhere else—but consider yourself warned: Pricing reflects that.

Long story short? These brands are the creme de la creme of coziness (and all offer in-home and white glove delivery services). But of course, there are still a slew of other ultra-comfy seating options available—that won’t cost you an arm and a leg—spanning from retailers like AllModern, Burrow and Castlery to unbeatable, budget-friendly options at Target and Wayfair. Luckily, we pored over thousands of reviews to outline the 19 most comfortable sofas on the web, starting at just $500.

How We Chose the Best Comfortable Sofas

After scouring through thousands of sofa reviews—and testing some out for ourselves—we made sure each met the following criteria: 1) that they could seat at least two people with a minimum 60-inch length, 2) the cushions are filled with either down or polyfoam (or a blend of both) and 3) that the upholstery fabric is soft-to-the-touch (aka no scratchy polyester).

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West Elm

Best Comfortable Sofa Overall

1. West Elm Harmony Sofa


  • Rated as level 1 (softest) on the firmness scale
  • Duck down, duck and polyester fiber cushions
  • Reversible / zip-off covers


  • Cushions might sag or need replacing after a few years of use 
  • Not built with stain- and spill-resistance in mind

West Elm

Let’s just get one thing out of the way: This sofa is a showcase in how to combine function and design. First, you have its seat firmness, which is rated 1 on the firmness scale (5 being firmest). Mainly, that’s because the reversible, removable cushions include high-gauge springs, duck feather and down filling and polyurethane foam cores for ample support. There’s also its relaxed, modern design (read: organic modern), which features a handcrafted, dark walnut wood frame and over 83 (!!) customizable fabric options to choose from. But the real kicker is its customizable size options, where you can choose between a 76-inch, 82-inch, 92-inch or 104-inch width, and a 41-inch or 47-inch depth, with the latter providing an ‘extra deep’ option (refer to number seven on this list for more on that.

“[Upon testing this sofa for the first time, my husband and I] agreed quite quickly that it was definitely the most comfortable couch we’d ever sat on. I still feel that way every time I plop down onto it after a long day,” one reviewer writes. “The back cushions are 45 percent duck feathers and 5 percent duck down, so basically they are super extra fluffy and soft. [And] as soft and cushy as it is, this couch never looks too worn-in or worn-out, which was a big concern for me when I purchased it. We’ve had it for four years now and it still looks as good as the day we brought it home.”

Fast Facts

  • Dimensions: 76”L x 41”D x 35”H (larger sizes available)
  • Delivery and Assembly: white glove and in-store options available
  • Weight: varies by size
  • Fabric options: 83 contract-grade fabrics
  • Color options: 87 colors
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Best Apartment Couch

2. Castlery Adams Loveseat


  • Compact enough to fit in an apartment  
  • Seats 2+ people
  • Springy yet sinkable feel
  • Customizable metal legs


  • One reviewer mentions that the velvet fabric catches dust/lint particles
  • Stiff initially but softens over time


Clocking in with a seatable width that’s just under 47-inches wide (set atop a 72-inch frame), this loveseat from Castlery is the perfect option for anyone who’s working with a compact space. The cushions, made from foam, fiber and pocketed spring coils, offer a supportive yet springy feel that won’t sag over time (while still providing a level of ‘sink’ while you’re seated). It has a sleek, contemporary build with straight legs (which you can customize to be black, brass or silver) and four fabric options to choose from—which were all created to be spill- and stain-resistant.

One reviewer writes: “this loveseat is the perfect size for our small living room. It’s firm, yet you can sink into it. [Also appreciate that it’s] easy to spot clean and has reversible cushions with removable covers!” Another person also writes, “I love the fact that even though it’s ‘two-seater,’ the sofa’s big enough to accommodate more than two people (while still being compact enough/not take up too much space. Also love the velvet material, it’s so smooth and very comfortable.”

Fast Facts

  • Dimensions: 72"W x 35.4"D x 33.1"H (larger sizes available)
  • Delivery and Assembly: white glove available
  • Weight: 94.8 pounds
  • Fabric options: 3 polyesters, 1 velvet
  • Color options: 4 colors

Best Sofa Under $600

3. Gap Home Upholstered Wood Base Sofa


  • Foam-filled cushions are soft yet supportive
  • Linen-inspired fabric options
  • Sturdy and durable for the price


  • Does not come assembled 
  • One reviewer says that it’s higher off the ground than low-profile sofas

Gap Home

Uh, did anyone else know Gap was doing furniture now? Apparently, that’s a thing, and we get why people are raving over this upholstered wooden pick. It features supportive, foam-filled cushions with tight zippers that keep everything in place—and allow you to remove and wash the covers when dirty—and two linen-inspired upholstery options, including navy and gray. The real draw, however, stems from the fact that it doesn’t get more wallet-friendly than this, where the final price rounds out to be $545 with tax (or $641, if you opt for the expert assembly option).

“This couch checked all [of my] boxes,” one reviewer raves. “It [has a neutral], modern design, it’s under [$600], it’s long enough to seat three people and it’s comfortable yet supportive. I also like that the seat and back cushions are reversible, in case of stains or damage from pets…Assembly was easy to do with two people but you could definitely do it on your own.” Plus, another person adds: “Love, love, love this couch! Love the color and how super comfy it is. I wasn't expecting it to be as thick and big as it is, but makes me think the cushions will last a long time then.”

Fast Facts

  • Dimensions: 84"L x 35"W x 36"H
  • Delivery and Assembly: expert assembly available
  • Weight: 124.3 pounds
  • Fabric options: 1 (polyester)
  • Color options: 2 (navy or gray)

Most Customizable Sofa

4. Burrow Union Sectional


  • Customizable as a sectional or loveseat 
  • Multiple configurations with option to add an ottoman 
  • Oak/walnut leg options 
  • Soft and stain-resistant fabric


  • Assembly takes way longer than ten minutes (as advertised on the website)
  • Each piece arrives in a separate box; not very eco-friendly 


Live in a walk-up? Have a narrow doorway? This modern sofa arrives in eco-friendly packaging and can be assembled sans power tools (and took this home editor around two hours to assemble all by herself). More importantly, as someone who is sitting atop the 4-Seat Union sectional right now, I have to attest: It’s beyond comfortable. The cushions are formulated with a proprietary, three-layer foam and fiber to offer a plush crown and ultra-soft initial sit. The brand claims it’s also “the biggest, deepest, plushest, widest modular seating design to date, created with movie nights, video games, and weekend cartoons in mind,” and I have to agree. Everyone who sits on this couch remarks on its deep-seated comfort—followed by a compliment of its organic modern design.

To that end, it offers a slew of rare design customizations that go beyond its four fabric options and customizable legs. It’s available in 21 (!) configurations—from a three-seater with an ottoman to an eight-seat U sectional that’s perfect for hosting game days. The best part? The fabric is as soft and stain-resistant as the brand promises. Not only have I spilled red wine that was dabbed away with some Laundress stain solution, but the polyester chenille weave makes it luxuriously silky to the touch.

Fast Facts

  • Dimensions: 102.75" L x 72.75" D x 31.5" H​ (multiple sizes available)
  • Delivery and Assembly: some assembly required
  • Weight: varies by size
  • Fabric options: 1 polyester chenille
  • Color options: 4 colors
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Most Splurge-Worthy Sofa

5. Lovesac Stealth Tech Sofa


  • Stealthtech technology
  • 100% customizable from size to pillow filling to color 
  • Washable cushion covers 
  • Can add extra seats/configurations over time


  • Expensive 
  • One reviewer regrets not getting the deep sides, so you can sit lower in the couch instead of higher up


Speaking of customizations, Editor Olivia Dubyak awarded this sofa a whopping 97 out of 100 points in a PureWow100 review for its 100 percent custom-tailored design: “The size of the couch, material, pillow filling, arm shape and color are all customizable. You can choose a black, two-seater, chenille couch or a white, 12-seater, corded velvet couch with a rolled arm. And you can opt for storage seats and deep sides, and all cushion covers are washable.” It’s also extremely comfortable, per her review: “The cushions are nice and supportive and if you find you have a favorite spot on the couch and notice some denting, it’s super easy to fluff out the filling to reshape them…One of my fave configurations is when I put the seats in the center to shape it like a big mattress. My hubby and I have had high school-esque sleepovers out there plenty of times.” However, she also warns: “My one regret is not getting the deep sides, so you sit lower in the couch instead of higher up.”

It’s also worth mentioning that this sofa includes Lovesac’s newest innovation, Stealthtech, which features sound and charging equipment built into the couch that can hook up to your TV. “The Harman Kardon tech pairs with a soundbar that connects to your TV via Bluetooth and projects the sound from not only the soundbar, but also the arms of the couch, for an experience that’s more like being in a theater than sitting in your living room. You can also set your cell phone on designated areas on the arms to wirelessly charge, you know, should getting up to find an outlet prove too daunting,” Dubyak explains.

Fast Facts

  • Dimensions: customizable
  • Delivery and Assembly: some assembly required
  • Weight: varies by size
  • Fabric options: 30 quick-ship, 131 custom fabrics
  • Color options: 15 colors and patterns

Best Sleeper Sofa

6. Birch Lane Kodie Sleeper Sofa


  • Includes memory foam sleeper mattress (queen-sized)
  • Supported by springs and steel to prevent sagging and shifting
  • Performance fabric options


  • Reviewers mentioned that the mattress is springy and two people might bounce around on it 
  • Mattress might require a topper for extra padding

Birch Lane

Need something extra cushy for when you have guests over (or when you can’t take your S.O’s snoring anymore)? This guy is the ticket. At first glance, it’s a two-seater sofa with square arms and a loose back with cushions that are supported by sinuous springs and heavy-gauge steel to prevent sagging and shifting. But you can also remove the cushions and pull out the frame to reveal a memory foam sleeper mattress (queen-sized) that’s heavenly soft to sink into. Not to mention that it’s also available in 10 upholstery options, which span from ultra-trendy colors like (sage in the ‘Conversation Capri’ fabric) to Sunbrella performance fabrics that guarantee durability.

“Very comfortable and solid piece of furniture. The tina asphalt [fabric] feels terrific to the touch and looks great. The sleeper sofa functions smoothly and the footprint of this sofa makes it a very efficient use of space,” one reviewer writes. That said, it’s also worth noting their warning: “The mattress is comfortable but very springy, so two people on it will have to be tolerant of getting bounced around a bit.”

Fast Facts

  • Dimensions: 34'' H X 77'' W X 37'' D
  • Delivery and Assembly: arrives fully assembled
  • Weight: 180 pounds
  • Fabric options: 3 performance fabric options
  • Color options: 10 colors and patterns

Best Slipcovered Couch

7. Maiden Home Dune Sectional


  • Fresh take on a classic slipcover design
  • Multiple configurations
  • Cushions are individually channeled to resist sagging
  • Performance fabric options


  • Expensive 
  • Made-to-order, so shipping times can vary from weeks to months (depending on your customizations)

Maiden Home

Introducing a fresh take on a classic slipcover design, where this sectional’s clean lines and flange seams offer a relaxed vibe to its traditionally tailored polish. It features a handcrafted design with five configuration options—including L-shaped sectionals, chaise sectionals, U-shaped sectionals—and you can customize the seating dimensions of each configuration, from size/direction of the L-shaped sectional to the width of the chaise sectionals (from 90 to 132 inches wide). The kiln-dried, hardwood frame is precision-cut, so it’ll never twist, warp, or crack and its slim profile features double rows of sinuous springs at each end (aka where people sit most). The cushions also feature a high-resiliency core wrapped in down, feathers and fiber, providing a cloud-like, sink-in feel—and are individually channeled to resist sagging over time. The cherry on top? It offers multiple customizations (like a scatter/classic back) and comes in 18 performance fabric options—available in textured linen, stonewashed linen and chenille. The slipcover is also fully removable/machine washable, so it’s equal parts durable and easy to clean.

Take it from one reviewer, who’s had ‘The Dune’ in her home for over two years: “I have a white sofa that still looks new—and has seemingly gotten even more comfortable, now that it’s properly broken in. We’ve washed the slipcovers probably a half dozen times over the past two years without issue.” What's more, another person (who’s had it for over a year) also writes: “This couch is so comfortable…we have two dogs and they get dirt on it here and there, and it cleans right off. My second worry was the couch keeping shape. The cushions bounce right back to perfect, and I don't have to do it all the time like I thought I would. They are soft yet supportive and keep their shape! We want to buy another set of slipcovers in a different color just to have them [because] this couch is built to last.”

Fast Facts

  • Dimensions: 60” W x 38” D x 34” H (larger sizes available)
  • Delivery and Assembly: front-door delivery, white glove available
  • Weight: N/A
  • Fabric options: 5 fabrics
  • Color options: 18 colors
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Best Trendy Sofa

8. CB2 Brace Sofa


  • Curvy silhouette 
  • Sunken and tufted details  
  • Customizable with 27 fabric and color options


  • One reviewer said it had a firmer feel that takes a while to break in


As we mentioned above, CB2 is the trend-forward answer to Crate and Barrel—and this curved sofa is no exception. It’s available in 27 fabric and color options—from velvets and bouclés to wools and linens—and its Italian-inspired, sunken design features rounded edges and metal detailing on the sides that embodies the current buzz surrounding Newstalgic design. Plus, it gets bonus points for its sturdy pine and plywood frame, plush tufted silhouette, and sinuous wire suspension (which makes it feel bouncy and supportive with a springy feel).

One reviewer writes, “It's a stunning design that immediately catches the eye of my guests when they walk in, [and] it's SO comfortable to sit on for day-to-day living! Transitions well from my ‘formal hosting couch’ to my daily, couch-potato hang-out spot for cuddles with my dog.” Several reviews specifically mention the sofa’s firm yet supportive feel: “[It’s] really sturdy but firm…a dense layer of foam keeps [me] from lowering into it too much, and allows for an upright, [supported] posture while chilling. At first, I was a little disappointed but then immediately realized how much I like a supportive couch over a standard, cushiony version.”

Fast Facts

  • Dimensions: 98.75" W, 39.5"D, 28"H
  • Delivery and Assembly: in-home and pick-up available
  • Weight: N/A
  • Fabric options: 5 fabrics
  • Color options: 25 colors
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Crate and Barrel

Best Modular Sofa

9. Crate and Barrel Lotus Deep Modular Sofa


  • Customizable sizes and depth 
  • Can build/add pieces to the sofa over time
  • Down cushions are packed are supportive and non-sagging


  • Some reviewers mentioned that the feathers can poke out of the down cushions 
  • Cushions might need replacing after a few years 

Crate and Barrel

Here, a classic Crate and Barrel option that’s not to be missed. As far as modular sofas go, this one is ultra-customizable with eight size options, 187 fabric and color options and the choice between a regular (35.5 inches) or extra-deep width (39.5 inches). On top of that, it also has a cloud-like build, where the cushions are packed with a fluffy down blend and just the right amount of inner support to keep it looking crisp (without sagging or sinking over time).

“This sofa is truly amazing,” one reviewer writes. “Both the back and seat cushions are so much more comfortable than I imagined they’d be. The seat cushions have just enough firmness to them that I know they’ll stay exactly as is over time, unlike with the ‘cloud couches’ where you have to constantly fluff them and/or add more filling to them to get them to be perky again. I got mine in the frost fabric, and it’s the perfect soft off-white. The fabric is thick, and will for sure hold up with pets and children. [Plus, I love how] if I ever move to a bigger space, I [can] buy additional modular pieces to [customize the couch to the space].”

Fast Facts

  • Dimensions: 118.5"W, 39.5"D, 28"H (larger sizes available)
  • Delivery and Assembly: in-home delivery and pick-up available
  • Weight: varies by size
  • Fabric options: 9 fabrics
  • Color options: 187 colors

Best Leather Couch

10. Article Sven Sofa


  • Semi-aniline leather is smooth to the touch 
  • Tufted bench seat 
  • Cushions have removable covers
  • Two bolster pillows included


  • Wrinkles and creases will develop a relaxed vintage look (aka not for anyone whose style skews modern)


When we were researching the best leather sofas, there was one that seemed to pop up everywhere we looked: Article’s Sven Sofa. People can’t seem to get enough of A) the stunning midcentury modern silhouette and B) how comfortable it is. Presumably, this has to do with its foam-padded and fiber- and feather-filled cushions, which allow you to sink in with support, and the silky smooth feel of full-aniline leather (available in Charme Chocolat, Charme Tan, Oxford Black and Oxford Blue). The sofa includes two cushy bolster pillows, and the loose fabric-backed back cushions feature removable covers that make it easy to clean professionally (which is advised for more persistent stains).

Pam Masin, PureWow’s Director of Affiliate Strategy, says:: “The Article Sven leather sofa has held up incredibly well over the last five years that I've owned it (and has survived three different moves!). I use it as the main seating in my living room and love the streamlined look of it while still being plenty comfy to lounge on while watching TV. The big selling point for me was the compact length paired with deep seats. It's hard to find a couch that's under 90 inches long that's not a loveseat. This one's 88 inches long, so it fits in my small apartment living room, but could still comfortably seat three people. When I moved into a house this year, I purchased the Sven ottoman to give my husband and me more space to sprawl out. The leather has been extremely durable and while it definitely scratches and stains, I find that they blend in with the ‘Charme Tan’ color leather. Plus, imperfections give the leather some character!”

Fast Facts

  • Dimensions: 34" H x 88" W x 38" D
  • Delivery and Assembly: white glove and front-door delivery available
  • Weight: N/A
  • Fabric options: 3 (fabric, velvet or leather)
  • Color options: 4 leather colors
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Most Comfortable Reclining Couch

11. Bernhardt Montreaux Power Motion Sofa


  • Motion-powered reclining seats, footrests and headrests
  • Hidden USB ports
  • Faux fur sherpa fabric


  • Requires spot-cleaning and vacuuming a few times a month to prevent from dirt build-up and pilling


Behold: The mecca of chic coziness. Not only does this sofa include a motion-powered reclining feature—where at the push of a button, you can move the seat from upright to reclined and raise/lower the headrest—but it also has USB ports hidden on the interior (so you’ll never run out of juice). What’s more, this thing is actually chic. Unlike other reclining sofas, this one features oversized, sumptuous arms, wheat faux-shearling upholstery (aka ultra-soft) and a rounded, bulbous body that makes it stand out from ugly polyester versions you’d see in big-box stores.

“[This] couches is dangerous,” writes one reviewer. “You could miss a day of work just to stay on this [thing]! Insanely comfortable.” Plus, another person adds: “Not only is it comfortable but it’s so luxurious!!! One caress [of the sherpa fabric] under my hand, and I know this baby was coming home with me.” That said, you want to be sure to spot-clean and vacuum the fabric a few times a month to prevent from dirt build-up and pilling.

Fast Facts

  • Dimensions: 97” W x 43.5” D x 31” H
  • Delivery and Assembly: includes white glove delivery
  • Weight: 281 pounds
  • Fabric options: 1 (faux fur/polyester)
  • Color options: 1 (wheat)

Best Plush Couch

12. Albany Park Kova Sectional


  • Feather-fiber blended cushions with mattress-quality foam
  • Available in velvet and linen fabrics
  • Spill- and stain-resistant finish


  • Some reviewers wish the cushion covers were removable, so they could throw them in the wash 

Albany Park

Now, for the sofa that will get you as close to a marshmallow-like feel as possible. This sectional’s 30-inch seat depth features feather-fiber blended cushions and mattress-quality foam—and the removable covers are easy to spot-clean, too. The back cushions have a reversible, fully upholstered design—so you can flip them over to keep things looking fresh—and the seat cushions have black mesh backing to keep them in place when you lounge. Plus, it comes in four dreamy velvet color options, including beige, grey and charcoal linen. Then, to top it all off, it features a modular design that you can mix and match, and the base of each sectional piece includes a foam-topped, webbing and spring suspension system that offers superior support. It’s also worth mentioning that this guy has an apartment-tailored delivery, where the pieces arrive in boxes that are intentionally designed to be easy to move through tight spaces. (And there are no tools required for assembly).

“This is THE MOST comfortable couch I've ever sat on,” writes one reviewer. “Everytime I lounge on it, it makes me sleepy. My kids always ask to sleep on it and even my toddler has claimed it as his new nap spot…I should also add, for all of you with small children that are allowed to snack in the living room, the fabric is very easy to clean and wipe off. So far, we've had an apple juice spill, yogurt pouch and Cheeto dust tragedies and [the] juice sort of just ran right off, the applesauce didn't soak in and the Cheeto dust wiped right off with a warm rag.”

Fast Facts

  • Dimensions: 121"W x 76"D x 34"H
  • Delivery and Assembly: front door delivery, no tools required for assembly
  • Weight: 424 pounds
  • Fabric options: 4 fabrics
  • Color options: 12 colors

Best Comfortable Outdoor Sofa

13. Outer Loveseat with Armless Chairs


  • Includes 2 corner chairs and 2 armless chairs
  • Memory foam cushions 
  • Customizable configuration
  • Machine-washable covers


  • Expensive 
  • Some reviewers complained that the cushions snagged and didn’t have enough bounce


This modular outdoor set—which you can arrange in multiple configurations—brings ‘sink-in’ a whole new meaning. The cushions are made from multi-layer memory foam cushions typically found in premium mattresses (per the brand) and they come with all-weather, OuterShell covers that protect against everyday dirt, debris, and morning dew (removable and machine-washable). Plus, each chair can support up to 400 pounds and the wicker frame is powder-coated for enhanced weather- and rust-resistance. (And the legs are made from polished stainless steel that will “never rust.”). Oh, and did we mention that it comes with two corner chairs, two armless chairs, plus cushions—all for the price of one?

“The comfort and quality of the pieces are far superior to anything else I looked at," one reviewer writes. "The cushions are thick, supportive and retain their shape. I sit in the same spot on the couch almost daily but you can’t tell by the cushions. And the built-in covers are a game-changer! We live in a very dusty area and the covers keep the cushions clean.”

Fast Facts

  • Dimensions: 74" W x 37" D x 29" H (loveseat only)
  • Delivery and Assembly: white-glove delivery included in shipping fees
  • Weight: N/A
  • Fabric options: 1 (weatherproof performance fabric)
  • Color options: 5 colors

Most Luxurious Couch

14. Arhaus Beale Sofa


  • Extremely durable and long-lasting
  • Goose down-padded seats and memory foam backrests
  • Crypton performance fabrics in five color options


  • Expensive 
  • No reviews available on the website (and limited showrooms available to feel in-person)


ICYMI, performance fabrics make life easier—especially for large families—since the yarns are specially coated with patented technology to resist stains, spills, urine, blood, dirt—you name it. (Check out this video if you don’t believe me). So, thanks to a collaboration with Crypton (aka one of the best performance manufacturers on the market), Arhaus created a sofa that’s designed for comfort and daily use. Aside from its stunning linen upholstery options (available in snow, charcoal, linen, navy and slate), it also features goose down-padded lounge seats and no-sag, sinuous springs with memory foam backrests. The cushions are sterilized with down, feathers and poly-fiber to create a relaxing, “sink-into” feel and the cores are made with eco-friendly foam from plant-based materials.

Take it from one blogger, who raved over the sectional version of this sofa: “It's [impossibly] comfortable, with luxe goose-down seat cushions complemented by reversible memory fiber-padded backrests…When I lay on it, I feel like I am laying in a cloud. It is the perfect sofa for napping, watching a movie, or reading a book.” It’s also worth mentioning another reviewer's take on how the Crypton upholstery wears over time: “The fabric does just as it says it would with the cleaning kit. [My dog] maybe goes on our couch once a day for a few minutes—and there have been a few stains from his paws. [If he does create a mess, however, the stains] come right out with the kit…[Last week there were], 16 muddy paw prints all over one cushion [and] they came right out with the stain remover.”

Fast Facts

  • Dimensions: 85"W, 43"D, 35”H (available in larger sizes)
  • Delivery and Assembly: includes white glove
  • Weight: 230 pounds
  • Fabric options: 1 (Crypton performance fabric)
  • Color options: 5 colors
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Raymour & Flanigan

Most Family-Friendly Sofa

15. Raymour & Flanigan Artemis II Sectional Sofa


  • Microfiber material wipes clean (despite the level of spill)
  • Compact L-shaped design 
  • Ideal for smaller spaces


  • One reviewer mentioned that the cushions were more ‘bouncy’ than ‘sinkable’ (you can feel when another person sits)

Raymour & Flanigan

Parents can breathe easy for once. The Artemis II sectional sofa from Raymour & Flanigan is a gamechanger for parents due to one simple reason: Microfiber. This durable material looks luxe, but makes it so parents can eliminate the most common kid-related stains—yogurt, cheerio debris, a melted popsicle—with a single swipe of a mild water-based solvent. (Our tester used just a paper towel and water in most cases.) Another material-related plus: Microfiber holds up to wear and tear. Per our tester, “This is our second microfiber couch from Raymour & Flanigan—the first one lasted 10 years.”

Other features worth calling out: The L-shaped loveseat, which can be customized to be left- or right-facing depending on your space. The frame joinery also keeps the separate pieces of the sectional locked together so—again, kid-related problem—the couch doesn’t separate or shift, no matter who jumps on it. But the comfort is also key, according to our tester: “It’s the seat depth—nearly 24”—that really makes this sofa sing. You’ll sink into the seat whether you’re stretching out on the loveseat or sitting up straight. There’s a springy-ness to the cushions, too, which help them hold their shape, but also supply loads of back support. All in all, it’s a workhorse of a couch that’s perfect for families.”

Fast Facts

  • Dimensions: 96”W x 67”D x 35”H (larger sizes available)
  • Delivery and Assembly: white glove and in-store options available
  • Weight: 300 pounds
  • Fabric options: 1 (microfiber)
  • Color options: 9 colors

Best Velvet Sofa

16. Lulu and Georgia Fabienne Sofa


  • Vintage-inspired velvet fabrics
  • Curved legs offer a classic flair
  • Casters prevent from scratching the floor
  • Includes two bolster pillows


  • Fabric gets wide wrinkles, which lends to the casual nature of the couch 
  • Might be too formal for everyday use

Lulu and Georgia

Yet another trendy option that doesn’t sacrifice snuggle for style? This vintage-inspired piece that looks like it’s straight out of a London townhome. Mainly, this has to do with its velvet upholstery—which is available in blue, light blue, cinnamon, cognac, green, moss and natural—and the classic curved legs set atop four casters (and glides that prevent from scratching the floor). What makes it so comfortable? The removable cushions are filled with a polyurethane foam core and a fiber feather-down wrap, so aside from coziness, you won’t worry about them losing their fluff over time.

“I was hesitant to order this [sofa] without sitting on it first, but it is extremely comfortable for lounging. Super cushy, but not so much that you sink into the couch…It's perfect for sitting waaay back (with your feet up) or sitting up. My husband is 6'2" and didn't think he'd like the couch because of the lower back, but he hasn't had any issues with it. We [also] have a lab that sits on it all the time and NO HAIR gets stuck in the fabric. The fabric does get wide wrinkles, but it lends to the casual nature of the couch and contrasts with the more formal style. It's amazing,” writes one reviewer.

Fast Facts

  • Dimensions: 71"W x 40"D x 34"H (larger sizes available)
  • Delivery and Assembly: white glove delivery available
  • Weight: 162 pounds
  • Fabric options: 2 (velvet and leather)
  • Color options: 7 velvet, 1 leather

Best Sofa With Storage

17. Honbay Sleeper Sofa


  • Hidden storage spaces under each seat
  • Modules can be converted into a full-sized bed or L- or U-shape sofa
  • Cushions are supportive and sag-resistant


  • Some reviewers mentioned that the pieces move around, even when they’re clipped together 
  • Reviewers mentioned that some of the back sections don’t quite line up together


If you’re anything like us, you love a hidden storage piece—and this 6-seat sleeper features storage under each seat for all of your blankets and tech gear. Atop the storage, however, there are spring-packed seats that (per the manufacturer) won’t deform and collapse over time, and foam-filled cushions that offer a supportive yet soft feel. Plus, on top of its storage and softness, the sofa comes with seven modules, where it can be configured into an L or U shape sofa or turned into a full-sized bed that can fit two adults.

“[This sofa is] comfortable for two adults to sleep on, easy to put together, [and soft to the touch]... [the] under cushion storage area [is amazing], and the frame feels super sturdy.” One person also adds: “Sometimes we put all [the modules] together so it’s a giant bed-couch, sometimes we make it a couch with two Chez and an ottoman, sometimes it’s a couch with two lives seats, sometimes it’s a row of seats lining a wall so we can fit more people in the house for a party—you can reconfigure it in minutes, it’s comfortable, looks great. I love it more than I thought I would when I bought it.”

Fast Facts

  • Dimensions: 87"D x 55.9"W x 33.9"H (convertible)
  • Delivery and Assembly: in-home assembly required
  • Weight: 1,980 pounds
  • Fabric options: 1 (polyester)
  • Color options: 3 colors

Best Relaxed Sofa

18. Serena and Lily Beach House Sofa


  • Down blended cushions have a relaxed feel
  • Coil springs underneath prevent sagging
  • Customizable size options
  • Performance fabrics available


  • Expensive 
  • No reviews available on the website (and limited showrooms available to feel in-person)

If you’re thinking of giving your beach house an upgrade (yes, we’re jealous), you can’t go wrong with anything Serena and Lily. We’re drooling over its latest introduction, The Beach House sofa, which was intentionally designed to look and feel ultra-relaxed. It features a deep, 32-inch depth seat bench with cushions that are blended with down and feathers—and resilient, hand-tied coil springs underneath create even suspension (aka no sagging over time). Yet, aside from its construction, we’re absolutely obsessed with the double-needle topstitching on the cushions (which gives it a classic coastal flair) and its over 157 upholstery options, which include performance fabrics in bouclé, linen and velvet looks. Plus, you can also customize the size, where there’s the option to choose between 96-inch, 108-inch, and 120-inch widths.

That said, it’s worth mentioning that everything is made to order—and if you’re looking to showcase this guy at your BBQ this summer, we recommend placing your order at least 10-12 weeks in advance.

Fast Facts

  • Dimensions: 96”W x 42”D x 36”H (available in larger sizes)
  • Delivery and Assembly: white glove included
  • Weight: N/A
  • Fabric options: 4 (performance, linen, velvet, cotton)
  • Color options: 129 colors

Most Unique Sofa

19. Urban Renewal Kantha Sofa


  • One-of-a-kind fabric with kantha stitching
  • Cushions are fluffy and comfortable
  • Extra-deep seat depth


  • Most reviewers’ main complaint was shipping time/how long it took for the sofa to arrive 

Urban Outfitters

Minimal-maximal interiors are trending right now—and it doesn’t get more (fabulously) funky than this. The sofa is topped with a cozy, one-of-a-kind boho fabric and kantha stitching that reminds us of something you’d only be able to find at a quaint Massachusetts flea market (making it unlike anything else on the market). It features overstuffed feathered cushions with a deep seat depth of 34.5-inches, plus natural wooden legs that makes it feel sturdy. It’s equal parts kitchy and cool and reviewers can’t get enough of how it feels just as good as it looks.

One reviewer writes: “I finally moved into my house and HAD to get it for this dining space. It’s actually super comfortable which shocked me. And everyone who sits on it is also surprised at how cushy it is. Perfect little nap couch and beautiful statement piece.” Plus, another person adds: “It’s so beautiful; like a work of art. It has hand-stitching along the cushions, the kantha fabrics are rich, bright, and cozy [and I love how everything about the design is] unique.”

Fast Facts

  • Dimensions: 85.5”L x 34.5”W x 29”H
  • Delivery and Assembly: assembly required
  • Weight: 150 pounds
  • Fabric options: 1 (polyester)
  • Color options: 1 (one-of-a-kind)
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Poly and Bark

Best Linen Sofa

20. Poly and Bark Capri Sofa


  • Linen fabric is stain-, spill- and scratch-resistant
  • Cushions are made of sturdy foam with a down-proof layer 
  • Reversible back cushions


  • Seat cushions need frequent fluffing to keep their form 
  • Another reviewer would’ve preferred a slightly firmer bench

Poly and Bark

Let’s face it: Keeping up with a light linen sofa is a struggle (well it was, until performance fabrics came along). Now, we have this introduction from Poly and Bark, which features a linen, viscose, cotton and polyester blend for a fabric that’s stain- and spill-resistant to both water and oil-based messes. Beyond that, however, you have the cozy appeal of its seat cushions, which are made from high-resiliency foam and a layer of feathers in a down-proof cambric shell. Not only are the cushions soft and sinkable, but the reversible back cushions make it super easy to fluff and flip when needed

“It’s so hard to find [linen] cushion sofas, [and this one] gives a clean, modern/organic farmhouse type vibe to the room. It’s nice when you sit down, too, because they aren’t soooo deep to where you have to push yourself back to sit upright…The performance-grade white fabric is [also] a very forgiving texture; it won’t show dirt,” one reviewer says. Plus, another person adds: “[This sofa is] extremely comfortable and stands up to all sorts of [messes], including stains and my golden retriever’s [scratches].”

Fast Facts

  • Dimensions: 99"W x 40"L x 28"H
  • Delivery and Assembly: arrives fully assembled
  • Weight: 151.8 pounds
  • Fabric options: 1 (performance linen)
  • Color options: 2 (ash or white)

What to Consider When Shopping for a Comfortable Sofa

  • Material: While you want your sofa to look as good as it feels, it’s more important that you pay attention to the latter when you’re shopping for comfort. That means it should be covered in soft yet durable fabrics that can hold up over time. Think: washed linen, velvet, twill, cotton, or leather (which gets softer as it ages). Plus, thanks to the emergence of performance fabric, there are now tons of supple, stain-resistant fabrics that were built with high-traffic areas in mind (especially if you have kids or pets).
  • Seat Fill: The softness of your seat cushion is likely what you mean when you’re thinking about comfort. Do you like that sink-down feeling when you sit on a piece of furniture? If so, foam, fiber and down-blended cushions are the right choice. Will it bother you to have an unkempt-looking sofa or to have to fluff pillows regularly? Down cushions can be more high maintenance than others because they need to be fluffed regularly. In this case, a down alternative cushion is a great for anyone who wants a soft seat without the fluffing commitment.
  • Size: Naturally, the size of your sofa is going to depend on where you can fit in. Yet, it’s worth mentioning that the trick to making a small space look bigger is by filling it with the largest furniture you can find. A good rule of thumb is to go with the most maximum-sized sofa you can fit while still incorporating small-space design rules (read more about that here).

What Material for A Couch Will Last The Longest?

This really comes down to where and how you’re planning on using the couch. If you have a large family with kids and pets, you really only have one option: Performance fabrics. These are specially designed to wipe away stains like black magic—and you’ll never have to worry about wine spills or muddy paws setting in. Otherwise, if you’re looking for something delicate that’ll look good in 20 years from now, you’ll probably want to go with leather. It’s a material that’s as timeless as it looks—and it won’t go out of style if you go with a medium-leather finish that can mold with the trends.

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