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Where To Buy An Affordable Sofa That's Not IKEA

IKEA may be the go-to furniture store for most first-time homeowners, but if you look beyond your comfort zone of these pine-scented blue-box stores, you’ll find that there is, in fact, a wide array of brands out there that provide some amazing home furnishing staples at equally good prices.

Take sofas, for example. 

A sofa is just one of those pieces that will stay with you for a long, long time, simply because of its sheer size and how it’s built.

Although you don’t want to go for something extremely cheap for fear of a shorter lifespan, there are plenty of brands that will be able to provide you with an affordable sofa with great quality and a gorgeous design. 

Now, doesn’t that sound like a win-win situation? 

Below, we have a selection of brands where you can check out to purchase the affordable sofa of your dreams.

Your only challenge here? To find the right one for your home.

1. Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters is one of those places where you’d never think to find amazing pieces of furniture. Yet, here we are. The brand boasts some of the most affordable sofas out there, including its Anywhere Sleeper Sofa for US$399. 

This particular piece has a clean design that folds out to be sofa-bed perfect for overnighting guests or even yourself, if you live in an extremely small space.

2. Modway

Modway is another great source of affordable sofas.

Priced between US$500-US$750, its stylish seats — like the Modway Contemporary Modern Fabric Upholstered Sofa — come in elegant-looking designs in a good variety of fabrics and colours.

The brand also has plenty of minimalist-inspired upholstered sofa designs for those who treasure simplicity.

3. Joss & Main

Not all leather couches need to be expensive, as the stylish options from Joss & Main prove.

The brand’s plush leather seats boast rich, chocolate hues and gorgeous roll arms to die for. And priced at less than US$500, this will be your most affordable investment yet.

4. Wayfair

Sometimes, all you need is a fuss-free, affordable sofa.

Wayfair’s wallet-friendly options, like the Ibiza Microfober 80.3″ Flared Arm Sofa fit the bill at just under US$360. The brand’s simple, upholstered designs ensure their sofas will complement just about any interior set up.

5. Hayneedle

Have a small living room?

Then the adorable options from Hayneedle, like the Elle Decor Mid-Century Modern Amelie Love Seat, may just be the perfect fit for your home.

Be spoilt for choice with a wide selection of sofas, loveseats, armchairs and sectionals that come in a versatile range of colours, styles and fabrics — all without breaking the bank.

6. Muji

Muji specialises in minimalist Japanese designed furniture, and its sofas are no different.

The Muji style is simple yet functional, making it perfect for smaller homes while still looking good. 

If you already have an existing Muji sofa but want to give it a fresh look, try sprucing it up with a new custom sofa slipcover made. 

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