When it comes to budget shopping, there's no better place than IKEA, which has perfected the art of great design at even better prices. Perhaps most surprising: The retailer managed to make couches that are both stylish and affordable, the best of which are actually under $1,000. Just scroll on to see what we're talking about:
If you're looking to add a little glam to your space, the Lindome's Hollywood-inspired aesthetic is a perfect fit. With a 5-star review rating, we know it's one of IKEA's top-quality productions. And, raves one reviewer, it's cat fur-friendly: "Yes, some cat hair is visible sometimes on spots they have been sitting, but it comes off easily, and the sofa is not a magnet for all the fuzz in the air!"
If you want something that goes beyond basic, check out the Gronlid, a sage-hued sofa that comes with five pillows you can constantly rearrange. Deep seat cushions ensure the piece is perfect for lounging and napping.
Not to play favorites, but the Soderhamn sectional is, okay, one of our favorite IKEA couches — it's the one model we see in people's homes time and again and go, "Hey, where'd you get that fancy designer sofa?" Best of all, we love the options this couch supplies: It comes in six different hues, and gives you the ability to switch the chaise position if you feel like rearranging your room.
A sleeper sofa under $500 is like the unicorn of couches. While we're partial to the Friheten's rich, blue hue, you can opt for something more neutral — it also comes in black, beige, and two different gray colors.
A sofa under $150?! Is that even possible? The Knopparp might not be IKEA's most comfortable offering, but for the price and the convenient, compact size, it's perfect for first time apartment dwellers. Plus, the cover is removable/washable, because we bet you'll get lots of wear out of it.
Searching for a neutral sectional that won't break the bank? Look no further than the Kivik, a great basic with a modern profile.
The Morabo's petite size is great for studio apartments or home offices, and the leather covering feels way more luxe than its price tag.
If you're worried about a couch that will look dated, then the Sandbacken is your best budget bet, with a timeless, neutral look that can blend in with so many decor styles. This is an especially great style if you have kids, writes one enthusiastic reviewer: "I bought 2 of these sofas a year ago and they have far exceeded my expectations. They are superb! I have many young children who use the sofa as a napkin despite my best efforts! The loffalet beige covers wash up beautifully!"
If you've been eyeing sofas at other retailers that are a bit pricey, the Marabo sectional is a great dupe that clocks in at under a grand. With a slight midcentury vibe, this sophisticated piece will allow you to build a room around it.
Here's another beauty with a slight midcentury twist: The Froslov features three seats and sloped arms for a comfortable yet stylish spot for guests. Worried about messing up that pristine cream hue? Then try the dark gray, guaranteed to hide spills and stains.
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