The Best Minimalist Couches for Every Budget

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In just about any living room, the couch is the main event. It's where you read, watch movies, entertain, nap, and (if we're being honest) eat. Yet if you're looking to achieve a soothing minimalist aesthetic, just any plush sofa won't do.


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The ideal minimalist couch is neutral in hue, uncomplicated in design and free of any type of embellishment. Clean lines and simple geometric shapes are a must, as is striking a balance between look and comfort. Sofas that meet all these requirements may be tough to come by, but they do exist — which is why we're here.

We've searched our favorite places to shop for minimalist furniture in order to find the best minimalist couches for every budget and every living space. Whether you're trying to spend as little as possible or have an urge to splurge, we've identified the right minimalist sofa for you. Scroll down to see all of the chaise, daybed, loveseats, modular, and sectional sofa options.

Best Value Picks

IKEA Karlstad Sofa, $399

Even if your budget is tight, you can walk away with a comfy winner like this angular, light gray number from IKEA. With solid birch legs and high arms, it's a minimalist steal. Throw in a blonde wood coffee table that matches the legs to really set the scene.

Urban Outfitters Winslow Armless Sleeper Sofa, $598

This stylish, tufted sofa — with its cylindrical wooden legs, textured fabric, and sans armrest design — instantly becomes a full-size bed once you recline, making it a doubly worthy purchase.


IKEA Morabo Sofa, $599

Sleek and fashionable, this charcoal-hued sofa is tufted to perfection. Plus, the chrome legs add a special touch to your living room.

Best Mid-Range Options

Blu Dot Puff Puff Sofa, from $1,399

The smooth curves of this minimalist couch are relaxing just to look at — imagine sitting on them. This sleek sofa is stylish while still being perfect for small spaces.

Floyd The Sectional, from $1,540

Infinitely modular and incredibly chic, this boxy sectional allows for multiple configurations so you can change your setup as you please. A round coffee table, like the one pictured, is the perfect companion.

CB2 Una Ivory Boucle Sleeper Sofa, $1,699

With warm wooden armrests and luxurious boucle upholstery, this sophisticated sofa doesn't seem like a sleeper until you're dozing peacefully on it. Your guest-living-room hybrid will never see it coming.


CB2 Mavis Gray Wool Sofa, $1,799

Inspired by menswear and '70s Italian design, this tailored fabric sofa is crafted in dark gray wool with thin black metal legs and subtly curved arms.

Best Splurges

HAY Mags Soft Low Sofa, from $2,295

A lounging dream, this casual yet structured sofa is low, deep, and welcoming. You'll never want (or be able) to get up.

Alfa Sofa by Takagi Homstvedt, three-seater from $3,950

Designers Hallgeir Homstvedt and Jonah Takagi channeled the svelte silhouettes of '60s Italian autos into this graceful, high-quality piece that features reserved yet fully stuffed cushions.

Design Within Reach Emmy Sofa, from $7,495

The rounded back of this stunner creates cozy corners for cuddling while maintaining a contemporary, minimalist look for any living space.


Wegner CH163 Sofa, from $8,445

For a real collector's item, invest in this minimalism masterpiece by the great Hans J. Wegner, who helped define Scandinavian furniture style. Each sofa is handmade with a beech frame.


Morgan Goldberg is a writer based in Los Angeles. She likes pasta, hiking, and crossword puzzles.