16 Couches Under $500 That Don't Skimp on Style or Comfort

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If you've ever gone shopping for a couch, you know firsthand how expensive they can get. Sure, it's where you spend most of your time (usually while bingeing Netflix), but that doesn't mean you want to spend your entire paycheck on it. But how do you find options with sturdy upholstery, supreme comfort, and style points that won't break the bank? You read the reviews. Luckily, we did the scouring, price filtering, and browsing for you. All of these options are reliable, cozy, and punch in at $500 or less.

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1. DHP Edison Velvet Upholstered Small Space Reversible Sectional Futon, $438.99

This versatile sectional futon is ideal for comfort, style, and practicality. With its rich velvet upholstery and vintage-inspired black scroll back legs, your sofa will be everyone's favorite seat in your modern, cozy living room.

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2. Steelside Ainsley Rolled Arm Sofa, $449.99

A genuine leather sofa for under $500 isn't really a viable option, unfortunately, but you'll get over it when you see how elevated this rustic, worn, faux leather sofa is.

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3. Mercury Row Perdue Square Arm Sleeper, $449.99

A sleeper sofa for under $500? Count us in! This striking velvet couch is perfect for your academia office or smaller living room. With a sophisticated yet fun feel, you can bring in the retro vibes or pull it into your ultra-modern home.

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4. Urban Outfitters Modular Velvet Sofa, $479

Get a little groovy with your on-budget sofa. This modular piece will start conversations and perfectly house late movie nights with your friend group.

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5. Mistana Dingler Round Arm Sleeper, $379.99

This twin sofa bed looks far more high-end than it is. Something about the tapered wood legs, sleek silhouette, and plush seat cushions makes us want to run out and buy it right now. Add a pop of color with some throw pillows, or keep the look minimal by pairing it with only select decor.

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6. Walsunny Linen Fabric Convertible L-Shaped Sectional Sofa, $329.99

This easy piece is ideal for your living room. As a sectional, it's perfect for lounging, as its plush cushions are extra inviting for movie night. Plus, its storage capacity means you can make your smaller living space even more functional and space-optimized.

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7. Novogratz Vintage Tufted Split Back Futon, $314.10

Wooden accents and a modern silhouette perfectly pull together this sleek sofa. Plus, it not only serves as a futon for houseguests to sleep — but it can also be reclined for lounging. Since it's a split-back design, the two sides of the sofa work independently for everyone's ideal comfort (meaning one side can be reclined and the other upright).

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8. Mellow Adair Square Arm Sofa, $459.99

Keep your remote control and reading materials close with these handy added storage pockets. You won't even need to get up from your reclined position.

9. Novogratz Brittany Convertible Sofa, $425.99

Bringing in midcentury modern on a budget. Select from a variety of upholstery colors, like persimmon orange and mustard yellow.

10. Urban Outfitters Modular Recycled Leather Sofa, $479

Leather has a way of elevating this eco-chic style into a sleek modern look. Add a throw blanket and watch this couch transform your living room.

11. NH Designs Linen Sofa, $330.19

At $330 a pop, you could get two of these for your space without blowing your budget.

12. Andover Mills Celestia Flared Arm Sofa, $479.99

Consider this the cozy, overstuffed classic of our dreams. The flared armrests add a regal feel to this otherwise simplistic design.

13. Novogratz Tallulah Memory Foam Futon, $412.68

Memory foam + sleeper sofa = ultimate comfort. This midcentury modern futon will fit in seamlessly with your decor and attract more overnight guests to your place.

14. Christoper Knight Home Sawyer Midcentury Modern Sofa, $390.39

Looking to keep things simple? This midcentury modern sofa is great for your understated living room. Simply spruce it up with some cushions and add a wooden side table to complete the look. The neutral color and classic silhouette will allow this couch to elevate your entire space.

15. Zipcode Design Ibiza Flared Arm Sofa, $444.99

This Euro-chic couch looks way more expensive than it is. That's because of its stunning upholstery, modern silhouette, and clean lines. Just imagine how it'll look with a pop of color and your favorite leafy plant.

16. Valeria Armless Loveseat, $499.99

A modern settee to spruce up your space. Plus, just look at that fun pop of yellow! It's sure to wow anyone who lays eyes on it.

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