Hunting for the perfect sofa can turn into a modern-day Goldilocks dilemma — it's either too firm, or too soft or too ... something. HB editors went looking for sofas that are beloved for good reason, each for around $3,000 — or less! We believe you'll find one that's juuuust right.
Stocksund Sofa in Ljungen Blue ($699 and up, )
More than one HB staffer has owned and loved an IKEA sofa — you rarely find rolled arms, turned legs and pocket-spring comfort at this price point. Did we mention it's available in seven colors and counting?
Lounge II 3-Seat Grande Sofa in Wheat ($1,999 and up, )
You can use your own material to upholster this Crate & Barrel classic, which is so long (105 inches!) and deep, it can comfortably fit a family.
Cobble Hill Prescott Sofa in Vance Indigo ($1,995 and up, )
A velvet bench seat means this tuxedo sofa is party-ready (nobody likes to sit between cushions!), but the down-wrapped foam and hardwood frame can take years of TV binge-watching, too.
Maxwell Fabric Sofa with Right Chaise in Evergreen Felt ($2,200 and up, )
Pick fabric, legs and length for this down-topped sofa, and it will arrive by white-glove delivery in a few short weeks — with a 365-day return policy.
Atwood Bi-Sectional in Berkeley Coral ($3,199 and up, )
Large and splurge-worthy, the kiln-dried ash-wood frame has a chaise that can attach on either side, depending on your needs.
Radley Sofa ($3,110 and up, )
If Marilyn Monroe were reincarnated as a sofa, she might look something like this: beautiful and a flirt. Handmade in Los Angeles of 100% linen and sustainable wood.
Carmine Sofa in Lagoon Velvet with Washed Oak Finish ($2,500 and up, )
There's classic attention to detail built in: fan-pleated English roll arms; an extra welt below the cushions; eight-way hand-tied springs for beauty underneath.
Sloane Sofa in Keswick Lime ($2,050 and up, )
Inspired by midcentury Danish furniture, it has a conversation-encouraging shallow depth and upright back that's ideal for a crowd.
Art Deco Sofa in Rosewater ($2,495, )
A showstopping silhouette in a powder pink that would have made Zsa Zsa Gabor feel at home. Even the walnut cone legs are elegant. Pass the pink Champagne, dah-ling.
Lancaster Leather Sofa in Italian Berkshire Pewter ($2,795 and up, )
Our team found this one every bit as comfortable as the much-touted (you'll sink into its cozy, deep seat), yet supportive enough to maintain martini-hour conversation.
Neva Leather Sofa in Paragon Raw Umber ($2,999, )
Sitting here is like lounging on a giant pillow, thanks to 70% feather cushions. A kiln dried–hardwood frame and high-tenacity webbing, combined with a spring suspension, keeps its shape.
Clancy Sofa in Vangogh Fog ($1,999, )
Under all that always-on-trend tufting lies a sturdy soul: one with a cross-directional kiln-dried frame, mortise-and-tenon joints and cushions buoyed by an 11-gauge steel suspension system.
Third Avenue Sofa Bed ($2,995 and up, )
Many sofa beds are notoriously uncomfy, but Carlyle's are not, thanks to their kiln dried–hardwood frames, patented steel mechanism and springy cushions. You'll sleep even better knowing it has a lifetime warranty.
This story originally appeared in the March 2017 issue of Miescisko.