If you’re going to invest in one piece of furniture, it should be the sofa. They come in a variety of fabrics, but none achieve the sophistication, longevity or comfort that leather provides. As a rule, leather sofas are almost always pricier than their fabric counterparts. From an $800 Ikea find to a bigger version of the Eames Lounge Chair, these are the best leather sofas at every price point.
Ikea Landskrona Sofa
Ikea is the go-to brand for affordable furniture, and its leather sofas are no exception. Finding a sub-$1,000 leather sofa feels like a near-impossible task, but Ikea, in unsurprising fashion, pulled it off. Opt for metal or wood legs to go with the tufted leather couch and rest easy knowing the sofa comes with a 10-year warranty.
Urban Outfitters Sydney Recycled Leather Sofa
Buried under pages of graphic tees, dad hats and trendy pants lie Urban Outfitters’ secret weapon — affordable and stylish furniture options. The Sydney sofa is crafted from recycled leather and gives a midcentury look for those shopping on a budget.
Article Alcott Sofa
Article is the online direct-to-consumer furniture brand for those who want good quality, affordable prices in a variety of styles. Article modeled its Alcott sofa after the type of couch a dad in the 80s would have. The Alcott, which features premium materials like kiln-dried wood, duck feathers and semi-aniline leather, can be assembled in five minutes and will last exponentially longer. It’s a sofa you can spend hours lounging on, napping on or reading the Sunday paper on.
Capsule Freeman Sofa
Design- and budget-conscientious shoppers should check out Capsule, an LA-based brand that focuses on keeping design functional and affordable. Utilizing its in-house designers and collaborators, Capsule creates elevated furniture for reasonable prices. The Freeman leather sofa takes design cues from mid-century modern American design. The Freeman comes with a single tufted seat and two reversible back cushions for added longevity.
West Elm Denmark Loveseat
Loveseats are the unsung heroes of tiny spaces. The Denmark from West Elm features aniline-dyed Italian leather that patinas over time, resulting in a couch unique to you. Taking style inspiration from modern Danish design, the Denmark makes a statement without being overstated.
Burrow Nomad Sofa
It all started with their original Nomad sofa, which they’ve recently updated to include a leather-upholstered variation. The leather Nomad comes with everything the OG Nomad had, and then some — built-in charging cable, fast shipping and faster assembly and maximum customizability. It’s no surprise the Nomad topped our original best sofas and couches list.
West Elm Urban Sofa
The Urban sofa from West Elm is the kind of couch you would buy if you’re looking for something you could sink into for days on end. The couch is plush, and deep seats mean you won’t roll off if you decide to take a quick nap.
Rove Concepts Hector Sofa
The first thing you might notice looking at the Hector sofa from Rove Concepts is the couch’s frame and use of strong lines. The three-seater features a Euro-style backrest, and its cushions are filled with premium down for a comfortable sitting experience.
Schoolhouse Equestrian Sofa
If you don’t want to take the time to actually break in a sofa, Schoolhouse’s Equestrian sofa features supple leather that’s already developed a patina. The tufted back and nailhead trim give the Equestrian royal look.
L.L. Bean Leather Lodge Sofa
The Lodge sofa is in-line with the rest of L.L. Bean’s outdoorsy aesthetic. The couch, which looks like something you might actually find in a lodge, is ready to be lounged in after a day in the woods (or your apartment). The chestnut brown leather is pre-distressed for a slightly vintage look without the vintage price or smell. Like L.L. Bean’s apparel, the Lodge sofa is a nice combination of heritage, durability and comfort.
Blu Dot Bonnie Sofa
Blu Dot is the American answer to expensive European brands that can’t be found in the US. While still not a frugal option, Blu Dot hopes to bridge the gap between high design and accessibility — this is the goal of the Bonnie sofa. The Bonnie is a minimalist couch with high armrests and a single thin seat cushion. It’s a piece of furniture that blends into the background with its simple design, but will have you and your guests fighting for a seat.
Room & Board Cade Sofa
Room & Board’s modern furniture is designed to last a lifetime. The Cade sofa encapsulates the brand’s mission statement by being both functional and reliable. The deep seats are meant to invite relaxation, while padded arm rests ensure you’ll never want to get up. The Urbino leather is resistant to scratches and stains, and has been tumbled to provide maximum comfort from your very first seat.
Restoration Hardware Modena Sofa
If you’re looking for a sofa to sink in to, look no further than the Modena sofa. Restoration Hardware is known for its luxury furniture, and the Modena sofa delivers just that with its blend of Italian and American design inspired by the look of the 1970s.
Herman Miller Tuxedo Sofa
It’s immediately obvious that the Tuxedo sofa is slimmer than the other leather sofas on this list. But leave it to Herman Miller to make a low-profile sofa with the same level of comfort as those bigger, bulkier couches. The overall look is refined, but funky.
Knoll Barcelona Couch
If it’s good enough for Spanish royalty, it’s good enough for you. At least that’s what designer Mies van der Rohe had in mind when he was brainstorming the Barcelona couch. Designed in 1930, the couch maintains everything that made it special back then: Spinneybeck Volo cowhide, African mahogany sapele hardwood and a craftsperson’s touch.
If the Eameses can make the perfect lounge chair, you should trust them to make the perfect sofa. This streamlined piece is made from wood, leather and polished aluminum. If you’ve got the money, make space for this sofa.
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