There are lots of harsh realities you must face when entering adulthood. One particular pain point? Learning how much a sofa costs. Growing up, you spot them everywhere—some homes even have multiple sofas, so one might logically guess they could nab a good one for a few hundred bucks. Wrong. When you finally set out into the overwhelming world of furniture shopping, you discover sofas start at upwards of $1,500. Oof. Not to mention, they come with an appalling shipping fee because, well, sofas are huge and usually have to be hand-delivered. But, thankfully, these days you’ve got options. With a slew of direct-to-consumer companies offering sofas at a fair price and big-box retailers fighting to compete with IKEA’s notoriously affordable designs, there are lots of budget-friendly sofas out there. Still better, some arrive flat-packed with low shipping costs, and there are even companies offering quick customization services so you don’t have to sacrifice your unique style.
Basically, the sofa world is your oyster—which has its downsides too. That’s where we come in, because scouring the internet for great design is part of our job descriptions. (Someone’s got to do it!) From tailored and midcentury to undone and cozy, we found a wide range of affordable sofas to upgrade your home. So, save yourself some sanity and hours of fruitless searching and shop our edit below—all under $2,000!
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