Finding the perfect couch or sofa for your space can be quite the challenge, considering you have to take style, size, durability, and comfort into account. Gone are the days of going to a showroom to sit on every single couch in order to find your match; now, buying furniture online and relying on customer reviews and flexible return policies is the new norm. But, it could take you weeks (or months) to weed through the overwhelming volume of retailers on the internet. Luckily, we've rounded up our go-to places for buying a couch online to save you the trouble.
Where to Buy a Couch Online
starting at $135.99
modern, minimalist, traditional, midcentury modern, glam, coastal, farmhouse, modern farmhouse, industrial, rustic, boho, eclectic, and more
Wayfair is a one-stop shop for all things furniture, including every kind of living room seating you'll ever need. From plush loveseats to stylish sectionals, Wayfair makes shopping for a sofa online a breeze.
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starting at $440
modern, contemporary, glam, midcentury modern, minimalist, Scandinavian, industrial, modern farmhouse, eclectic, modern rustic, and more
Much like its sister sites Wayfair and Joss & Main, AllModern is a great destination for exploring a variety of aesthetics that can easily fit into your current space, especially if you're not quite sure what style of couch you want. From spacious sectionals to buttery leather sofas to elegant tufted couches, it has incredible options that won't break the bank.
starting at $1,448
modern, midcentury modern, contemporary, minimalist, and more
If you love minimalist design that mixes old and new, then Apt2B is the place for you. Boasting a ton of midcentury and modern styles in unique colorways, it also has a great selection of sleeper, apartment-size, and quick-ship sofas to make refreshing your space as easy as possible.
Our pick: Apt2B Samson Sofa, $2,098
4. Blu Dot
starting at $1,540
modern, contemporary, and minimalist
You won't find an overwhelming amount of styles at Minneapolis-based Blu Dot but instead a curated selection of clean, simple, and built-to-last couches in soft, subtle hues. Snap up sophisticated, modern sofas or sprawling sectionals that you can reconfigure to update your space whenever you feel like it.
Our pick: Blu Dot Mono 83-Inch Sofa, $1,695
starting at $699
Modern, contemporary, midcentury modern, coastal, and more
Who says you need to spend tons to get a sleek, modern, and new couch? Castlery is stocked with plenty of options from which to choose, including editor-approved loveseats for small spaces and luxe modular sectionals. Unfortunately, there's no showroom to check out the pieces IRL, making buying a couch from Castlery a purely online shopping experience. However, you can order up to three swatches to get a feel for the fabric before making the investment.
starting at $1,070
Midcentury modern and modern
Burrow is a New York-based furniture store that focuses on affordable and modular design. With a collection of seating, from sofas to sleepers, Burrow's designs come in different kinds of upholstery, from leather to heavy-duty, pet-friendly fabric. These sofas are created to be easily assembled, moved, and expanded, making them built to last and able to grow with you.
Our pick: Burrow Range 2-Piece Sofa, $1,070
starting at $1,475
If there's one affordable home brand that makes its pieces of furniture with intention, design, and high quality, it's Floyd. Although its sofa and sectional collection is small, you can configure The Sectional sofa to your liking and build on it to grow with you.
According to Hunker's Senior Director of Content, Leonora Epstein, who had a chance to test out Floyd's The Sectional, it was the perfect addition to her space, even though there was a possibility of moving in the near future.
"Whether we come into a living room that's smaller or larger, we know we need a couch that can adjust to new living quarters — The Sectional is fully modular, meaning it can be broken down, reconfigured, and updated," Epstein says. Want to learn more? Check out our Floyd The Sectional review.
Our pick: Floyd The Sectional, starting at $1,590
starting at $699
midcentury modern, modern, and contemporary
Looking for an approachable design that's not a huge style commitment? Article is a great choice for sofas that fit into any decor aesthetic you might currently have at home. From contemporary couches to classic modern shapes to sectionals with storage, it's got you covered.
Our pick: Article Timber Charme Tan Sofa, $1,899
9. Maiden Home
starting at $2,025
modern, contemporary, Scandinavian, and minimalist
Designed in New York and handcrafted by artisans in North Carolina, Maiden Home offers top-tier sofas that are tough to beat thanks to the combo of high design and comfortability with each piece. In fact, we even had a Maiden Home sofa in the Hunker House that Erin Lassner, Hunker associate commerce editor, had a chance to test out.
"A modern masterpiece unlike anything we've seen before, this couch is sleek, original, thoughtful, and somehow still fits the most important criteria: comfort," Lassner says. Find out even more in our Maiden Home sofa review.
Our pick: Maiden Home The Muir Sofa, $4,300
starting at $69.99
Modern, minimalist, traditional, midcentury modern, glam, coastal, farmhouse, modern farmhouse, industrial, rustic, boho, and more
As you can imagine, Amazon has what seems like an endless amount of sofas in stock, many of which are pretty budget-friendly. You can find everything from sleeper sofas to futons to spacious sectionals in all sorts of styles.
Our pick: Novogratz Brittany Sofa Futon, $327.01
11. Lulu and Georgia
starting at $1,099
boho, modern, midcentury modern, Scandinavian, contemporary, and more
If you're ready to invest in high-quality furniture, check out Lulu and Georgia's lineup of sofas and sectionals. There are modern pieces with some vintage flair, curved contemporary designs, and more — not to mention, they have a variety of upholstered options, including velvet sofas and leather styles.
Our pick: Lulu and Georgia Fabienne Sofa, $3,998
starting at $698
modern, midcentury modern, vintage, boho, eclectic, glam, and art deco
Urban Outfitters may be known for being effortlessly cool and hip, but Anthro is like the brand's slightly more sophisticated sister, featuring high-end pieces with a bohemian-glam touch. Choose from teak settees, ornate petite sofas, and oversize sectionals, plus the ability to customize any of the options available.
Our pick: Anthropologie Bowen Sofa, starting at $1,598
13. Pottery Barn
starting at $599
modern, traditional, farmhouse, minimalist, and more
Shop classic sofa styles with nailhead trim to daybed sleeper sofas at Pottery Barn. Not only does the brand have no shortage of cozy sofas and couches but most of them also happen to be customizable, with different sizes and types of upholstery.
14. Albany Park
starting at $999
midcentury modern and modern
Albany Park was created to make couch shopping easier, with a select few models and colors from which to choose. Take your pick from sofas, sectionals, loveseats, and more at more than affordable prices. Not only are Albany Park's sofas stunning but they're also durable and easy to put together, according to Hunker's Senior Utility Editor Jamie Birdwell-Branson, who tested out the Albany Corner Sectional first-hand.
"I thought it looked beautiful and durable enough for my messy, bouncy family consisting of a toddler, a dog who is obsessed with sitting on the couch, and a partner who likes to set drinks on the corner of the furniture," Birdwell-Branson noted. Read more in our Albany Park review.
Our pick: Albany Park Albany Corner Sectional, $2,029
starting at $102.99
Modern, minimalist, traditional, midcentury modern, farmhouse, industrial, rustic, boho, and more
Just like Amazon, Walmart has a shocking amount of affordable sofas to sift through online. And the best part? You can score plenty for only a few hundred dollars, making them perfect for anyone on a tight budget.
Our pick: Gap Home Upholstered Wood Base Sofa, $635
16. West Elm
starting at $699
modern, midcentury modern, minimalist, and more
A must for modern and midcentury furniture, West Elm has well-designed couches with a touch of glamour and elegance, like velvet finishes and sleek brass feet. Its selection features slimmed-down sofas and charming pieces that are comfortable and functional and look at home in a variety of spaces.
Our pick: West Elm Harmony Sofa, starting at $1,599
starting at $1,199
modern, midcentury, contemporary, art deco, glam, and more
Perfect for homeowners and small-apartment dwellers alike, CB2 offers a clean, minimal look that feels cozy and lived-in but with an occasional pop of color, texture, or detail that adds dimension to your living room, bedroom, or office. Pick from plush, low-profile sofas; not-your-basic leather couches; curved velvet loungers; and modern daybeds.
Our pick: CB2 Brace Cream Bouclé Sofa, $2,299
18. Urban Outfitters
starting at $199
boho, modern, midcentury modern, contemporary, eclectic, and more
While some home decor items from Urban Outfitters seem more suited to dorm life, its selection of furniture — couches, in particular — feels much more elevated. Featuring boho sofas, velvet sectionals, midcentury modern styles, and more, you can easily add style and edge to your living space.
Our pick: Urban Outfitters Camila Velvet Sofa, $1,799
starting at $149
modern, minimalist, and Scandinavian
With affordability front and center, IKEA is your destination for sturdy, well-designed couches at an attractive price point. Whether you're a first-time renter or veteran homeowner, it has a variety of sofas — classic shapes, elevated leather sectionals, and comfy sleeper sofas with storage — that are easy on the eyes and on your bank account.
Our pick: IKEA Friheten Sleeper Sectional Sofa, $899