I don’t know about you but we’ve really struggled to find a sofa that we love… and here’s the kicker, one that we can actually afford. I mean, they’re all pretty expensive but some of them are just astronomical and call me picky but I refuse to spend a small fortune on something that we’re not totally in love with. The sofa is likely to be the focal point in our living room and so we really want to get it right. We’ve also found that it’s really hard to settle on a design without seeing it (and sitting on it) in real life so once you’ve found something that you love the look of, take the time to go get acquainted face-to-face, you’ll be so glad you did. To help speed up what is a super lengthy process (I hope!), we’ve rounded up a few stylish sofas that hopefully won’t break the bank.
Up first is this brushed linen beauty. It’s just over £1000 which makes me slightly skeptical about it’s quality and longevity but it’s a great option for this particular style without dropping thousands of pounds. They have multiple sizes and colours as well as a sectional option. As renovation costs rise at Break The Loop HQ this sofa is a strong contender… Yes, we’re probably mad even considering a white sofa but the heart wants what the heart wants and really, why let a combination of red wine and multiple pets ruin your dreams?!
You’d have to have been living under a rock to miss the velvet sofa trend that’s been big news in 2017. Even though we probably won’t end up going with that style of sofa, it doesn’t stop me lusting after them all styled up in other peoples homes. I’m particularly loving that deep shade of teal / indigo blue that keeps popping up everywhere… Try this one in Emerald Green from Habitat. (After searching the web, I can confirm that the colour is in fact richer and way more beautiful than it looks on the site.)
If your style is more mid-century classic then you could do way worse than this sofa in Ash grey wool… Sofa.com has so many colours and fabrics available if this particular shade of grey isn’t for you.
This next sofa from Heals squeaks in at under £2000 and would be a great option for someone with mid-century tastes who is also looking for a sofa that looks as pretty from the back as it does from the front. With the addition of it’s rolled bolster cushions behind its back cushions, it would easily hold it’s own in the centre of your living room.
Ahh Restoration Hardware, why are you so expensive?! Their Cloud Track Arm Sofa looks the dream… Simple, uber comfortable and can be upholstered in various shades of brushed linen… Not exactly a budget option, or really useful at all for anyone in Europe due to shipping restrictions but it’s beautiful so there you go!
Brown leather sofas can definitely be tricky to get right but once you find the right one, all your bohemian inspired interior dreams will come true. Surround with foliage and set it atop the perfect Berber rug, finish up the look with some woven cushions and you’re good to go. Have a gander at this one in its natural stylish habitat over at Wit & Delight HQ… *heart eyes*. I don’t know if they ship to Europe but it’s so reasonably priced ($1799) it might be worth giving it a go! Where there’s a will there’s a way, right?
Want something a bit different? This Qubilah handmade sofa from Out There Interiors would work in a variety of style settings and it looks super cosy, too.
Any other gorgeous, stylish sofas to add to the list? I could have carried this on for days… Why is it so hard then, just to pick one?
We clearly have couch commitment issues!