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Couches are a staple for most living spaces, providing a comfortable spot for you and your family to relax, watch TV, and socialize. We researched a variety of retailers that sell couches, evaluating each on factors such as their selection, product quality, customization options, return policies, shipping, and more.
If you’re trying to snag a good deal on a couch, the best time to shop is on or around national holidays, like Presidents Day, Memorial Day, or Labor Day—but this comes with a catch. “Retailers bring inventory in all year, and the items left behind are the ones reduced, so you may have to sacrifice some of your needs and wants when waiting for a sale,” explains Lorele Lesoing, Founder and Lead Designer of Lee Douglas Interiors.
Otherwise, for a large selection of moderately priced couches, we recommend retailers like Wayfair, IKEA, or Amazon. If you’re looking for a well-made piece that will last for many years, consider brands like Joybird, Pottery Barn, or Sixpenny.
Here are the best places to buy a couch for your home.
We recommend retailers like Joybird and Pottery Barn for well-made couches that you can customize to suit your style, and brands like Burrow and Floyd have more trendy options. Or, for an affordable piece that will be delivered quickly, check out the wide selection at Wayfair or Amazon.
Range of offerings
A few retailers offer a wide range of styles and items. Others specialize in certain design eras, such as mid-century modern, and offer just a few carefully curated options. If you get overwhelmed easily with too many options, you might want to narrow down the selection to retailers that offer the style of couch that fits with your home decor.
Some retailers offer a range of upholstery options for each couch design, and you might even be able to request sample swatches. Others will allow you to configure sectional couches to be larger or smaller or to add a chaise to either end. However, some furniture brands offer couches with fewer choices to make. You’ll want to decide how important these different factors are in your room’s design. It’s also good to keep in mind that custom options can take longer to manufacture and deliver.
Delivery and assembly
Make sure the delivery and assembly services offered by whatever retailer you choose meets your expectations. Some retailers offer a full white-glove delivery, where the company will assemble furniture and place it in your desired location, sometimes for an extra fee. Other companies might ship your couch in several sections, and you’ll need to assemble it yourself. Similarly, some companies allow you to schedule your delivery at a very specific time, while others don’t. Check which services you’ll be getting so there aren’t any unpleasant surprises when your sofa arrives.
“There is not a good or bad time to buy a sofa unless you’re looking for a bargain,” explains Lesoing. If you are looking for a good deal, some of the major furniture sales tend to happen around President’s Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day.
Couches that are made with high-quality materials and construction techniques will last longer, making them worth the higher price. “Look for kiln-dried hardwood frames with eight-way hand-tied spring construction, and be sure to select a high-quality fabric,” says Lesoing. “These elements are an investment in quality and will make the investment worth the money.”
Many of today’s popular furniture brands operate solely online, which means you may end up purchasing a couch without ever seeing or sitting on it. This may work for you if you know what you like in terms of seat depth and cushion filling, and many retailers will send free or low-cost fabric swatches to let you see the upholstery before you buy. However, if you’re not sure what size and style of couch you want, it’s best to try out different models in person, and if you do decide to buy online, check the brand’s return policy in case you ultimately don’t like it.
This article was written by Camryn Rabideau, a freelance writer and product tester for The Spruce. As a design enthusiast, she has firsthand experience with couches from many of the brands on this list, including Pottery Barn, West Elm, IKEA, Article, and Wayfair. She also spoke with Lorele Lesoing, Founder and Lead Designer at Lee Douglas Interiors, for expert tips on the best places to buy a couch and what to look for while shopping.
While evaluating different retailers for this list, Camryn considered factors such as their selection, style range, materials and construction techniques, customization options, and return policies. She aimed to include retailers that offer couches at a variety of price points, including brands that offer both ready-made and custom-designed sofas.
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