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Our Fave Sofas Under $2,000

Design: theSkimm | Photo: Anthropologie
October 20, 2022

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If you ask us, the key to having the coziest, most inviting living room starts with a really great sofa. It’s where you and your guests sit, yes, but chances are it’s also where you curl up to stream your favorite movie for the thousandth time, or perch opposite your best friend for some gossip, wine glass in hand. If you’re in the market for something comfortable yet affordable, we got you.

From vegan leather to velvet options, we’ve found sofas to live on (at a range of price points) that won’t break the bank. Come on and take a seat.


A vegan leather sofa for a vintage vibe…

This three-seater is actually covered in soft suede that’s much more comfortable and less chilly than real leather. But you’ll still get the same distressed look that gets better over time. The cushions are filled with plush foam for a bit of spring, and it comes in two gorgeous shades of brown. ($439.99, Wayfair)

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A sectional that’s fully customizable…

It all starts with a seat and a side. Then you’ll get to choose from several popular configurations, or you can create your own idea of the perfect sectional. There are more than 200 fabrics to browse and several different fillings, from foam to down. You can even add discreet cup holders or a built-in speaker system. Psst…they also make bean bags we’d love to dive into. ($1,000+, Lovesac)

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A plush one with a sturdy wooden frame…

Just attach the wooden legs and you’ve got a sofa that’ll hold up no matter how hard you flop down after a tiring day. It’s filled with foam that has a high density (read: ultra-squishy), and a combination of down and polyester. It comes in three neutral colors, sure to suit any design scheme in your space. Customers love that the fabric doesn’t pill or shred even after months of use. ($1,299, Article)

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An Anthropologie option we’re drooling over…

We’d be remiss if we didn’t include a sofa from the Pinterest-worthy home section at Anthro. This one comes in soft velvet and would look oh-so sweet in an apartment or smaller living room. It also includes two ruffled throw pillows to match. Did we mention it comes in a pretty blue called “duck egg?” We’re sold. ($1,598+, Anthropologie)

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A sofa specially designed for an apartment…

This midcentury beauty is made for spaces where square footage might be limited, but that doesn’t mean it skimps on style. It has a row of tufts in the back and wooden legs. It comes in a slew of fabrics and colors, and you can even request a swatch for free to make sure you like it before purchasing. Most of the covers are pet-friendly, so you won’t feel guilty when you can’t find the will to kick them off the couch. ($1,269, Joybird)

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Home Depot

A tufted sofa with nailheads…

She’s beauty and grace. This classic Chesterfield lends a touch of elegance to your living room with its rolled arms, tufted back, and antique nailheads. The cushions are filled with a combination of foam and down for extra comfort, and covered with stain-resistant polyester. Customers say the cream color is even prettier in person. ($1,681, Home Depot)

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Home Depot

A green velvet one that belongs in a magazine…

There’s just something about a green velvet sofa. This one is classic with a bit of a twist, as the seats are tufted rather than the back pillows. It has an angular style and comes with matching rolled pillows. If you don’t want to go for the green, it also comes in beige or a pretty pink. ($641, Home Depot)

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Ashley Furniture

A sofa covered in ultra-soft chenille fabric…

If you’re more of a fabric-covered sofa person, this is about as cozy as it gets. The two ultra-deep bottom cushions span over three seats, so no one is left to the dreaded middle. It’s made specifically to not sag over time, and the chunky chenille fabric will only get softer. We love the neutral stone color, but it also comes in gray. ($749.99, Ashley Furniture)

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A customizable sofa with a built-in charger…

Yes, you read that right. This one comes with a USB port and power cord, so when your phone is running low on juice, you don’t have to leave your favorite spot. There’s not really much you can’t choose about the design here, from leg finish to arm style. The fabric is scratch- and stain-resistant, and it’s easy to add an ottoman or extra pillows for added comfort. Immediate yes. ($1,595, Burrow)

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An oversized sectional perfect for your binge-watching needs…

We can personally attest to wanting to sink into this deep-seated sofa and never leave. It has a long chaise piece and a loveseat, so there’s no bad seat. It’s endlessly comfy but doesn’t look frumpy, and the three neutral colors are sure to match any room. Grab your favorite blanket, it’s time to cozy up. ($1,630, Wayfair)

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