If you're someone who gets heart eyes around Danish design, chances are modern furniture is your forte. Modern sofas have a way of elevating the entire living room with their sleek lines, neutral colors, and minimal feel. Now, you can get distinctly modern sofas that also double as end tables, sleepers, or even extra storage. There's really something for every home. Below, we rounded up our top picks based on sofas we've experienced firsthand plus others we've been seeing and loving. Here are 17 couches that are sure to modernize your entire living room mood board.
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Maiden Home's Muir Sofa is an all-time favorite here at Hunker. We actually have one in our beloved Hunker House, which our editor describes as "a modern masterpiece unlike anything we've seen before ... sleek, original, thoughtful, and somehow still fits the most important criteria: comfort." The rich wood frame adds an elevated feel while simultaneously doubling as a side table for a practical twist on a classic.
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Our very own editor-in-chief, Leonora Epstein, has this sofa in her home and talks all about it in her in-depth review. She emphasizes that "while it looks stiff/firm, there's just enough give on the bottom cushions for you to get cozy," so fear not — you can get the sleek, linear look with the comfort you crave.
Completely customize this piece to your liking. Select the fabric, legs, size, depth, and cushion fill. Our associate commerce editor, Pauline Lacsamana, has had the sectional version in her living room for five years and says it has stood the test of time. You can read all her thoughts here.
"Turns out the perfect couch for a small space exists, and it's called the Pebble Loveseat," says our editor about her beloved Castlery sofa. If you have a bit more space, you can opt for the 83-inch version for $300 more.
A healthy blend of modern and midcentury-modern, Kardiel's Dominique couch is another Hunker favorite. Beloved by our senior social media manager, Lacey Won, this model's "clean lines and minimalist vibe are a perfect match for [her] apartment's modern aesthetic." Could this be your "perfect match" too? Check out her full review for all the details.
Modern doesn't have to mean neutral or bland. If you love the clean lines of modern or midcentury modern but feel sad because of the lack of color, this velvet sofa is made for you. With a variety of rich colors from which to choose, you can continue to embrace your personality in your modern space. In fact, a friend of Hunker, Evan Conroy, owns the Cascadia Blue 3+ Seater Sven. "We love it so much, we actually have two." He continues, "This is the perfect couch for entertaining and game nights. They are surprisingly spacious and cozily fit four people. The only call out for our dark blue couch is that it may not be the right color for someone with pets — it shows hair easily, and we even find ourselves needing to keep a lint roller handy." Noted!
This Wayfair sofa takes the simplicity of modern design and combines it with the warmth of wood legs and a rich navy hue. Ideal for the midcentury modern living room, this square-arm sofa is sure to pull together any interior design project.
Adding bouclé furniture to your living space is a no-brainer. The contrast between the rounded silhouette and prominent metal legs is the ultimate blend of soft and edgy.
Take the attention away from your couch and direct it to the bright openness of your modern living space. This minimal piece is ideal if you want a warm, Scandi-inspired living room. Just imagine what it will look like with a tall brass lamp and a few lush plants. Definite home oasis.
Also sold in cream, black, gray, deep green, navy, and light pink, this statement sofa is a dream movie night setup. While the cost may be shockingly high, it's often on a steep discount, so be sure to check Wayfair's price at your time of purchase.
Simple, minimal, elegant ... that's what BoConcept does best. This sleek loveseat combines modern design with cozy upholstery to allow you to enjoy the city feel without compromising on comfort and warmth in your space.
This modern sectional sofa gives off luxe vibes from the start. With its light-neutral hue characteristic of Scandinavian design, you can create a minimalist space and explore your color options for decorating with ease. It's also a modular sofa, meaning you can fit multiple guests, making this the ultimate couch for evening gatherings.
Hello, metallics! If you like your modern furniture to have a bit of a twist, this is the couch for you. The stunning, clean gray upholstery and geometric armrests give this couch a professional spin. That means it can be placed in an office for meetings, or it can be the perfect conversation piece for your studio apartment.
This curved sofa easily goes down as one of the best sofas for small spaces. With no distinction between couch cushions, you can stretch out and lounge or host a movie night with ease. Despite this piece landing firmly in the modern category, we can't help but fall in love with the slightly retro-glam vibes.
If you're easily bored by run-of-the-mill couches, this modern sofa is sure to rock your world. This mustard faux leather sofa is a true conversation piece, as every guest's eyes will be immediately drawn to this ultra-modern, slightly avant-garde piece of furniture. And with its large size, you can easily stretch out on it and use it as a daybed to catch some midmorning zzzs.
The future called: It wants its sofa back. If tech-driven and ultra-modern is your vibe, then look no further. This straight-out-of-space modern sofa is ideal for lounging or adding ambient lighting to the party. Just look at those LEDs and storage features.