Our Essential Guide to Finding the Most Comfortable Couch

Our Essential Guide to Finding the Most Comfortable Couch

Our Essential Guide to Finding the Most Comfortable Couch

Whether you're a C-Suite exec or a new mother, everyone needs somewhere to crash at the end of a long day. Check out our top twelve picks for couches that will having you feeling comfortably chic for years to come.

Ah, the couch. If we could write an ode to this piece of furniture we truly would, but we’ll spare you of that. But in all seriousness, the couch is essentially the central hub of every home that has one; depending on who you are, it’s where you binge watch The Bachelorette, where you make your date wait while you finish getting ready, or even where you serve aperitifs to your guests at your annual summer fête. Essentially no matter what your lifestyle looks like, you’ll undoubtedly need a soft space to fall into every now and then. Below are some of our top twelve couch choices that can cater to any and all aesthetics and budgets.

Pottery Barn

Air Sectional

Price varies
Restoration Hardware

Cloud Track Sofa

Jonathan Adler

Malibu Sectional

Timelessly Elegant

If you’re just getting into the luxury couch game, let’s start with the basics. A couch that is effortlessly beautiful yet unfailingly functional is desirable for any space, but especially for homes that see a lot of traffic – think households with lounging teenagers, big pets, and many a bonding night spent watching classic flicks. The following three choices from Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, and Jonathan Adler are stand-by stalwarts of busy homeowners due to their cushiony comfort, their easy-to-maintain materials, and their ability to meld with the style of any room they live in, whether it be the family room, the home theater, or the man cave.

Blu Dot

Sunday Sofa

ABC Carpet &Home

Muuto Rest Sofa

Ligne Roset


Available upon request
Markedly Mod

If you’re more into gimlets and Gruyère than game nights, fear not. Because you’ll want streamlined, simple silhouettes to whisper and not shout in your minimalist modern home, it’s best to go with a low-key option that manages to be très chic without sacrificing the comfort that you’ll undoubtedly crave once your guests have left for the night. These options from Blu Dot, ABC Carpet & Home, and Ligne Roset are all plush and pillowy but maintain the sleek aesthetic of Scandinavian or mid-century modern décor.

Crate and Barrel

Lounge II Sofa


Gybson Sectional Sofa

Design Within Reach

Reid Sectional Chaise

Masterfully Moody

Bright and white Danish design may be “so hot right now,” but some of us like to keep to keep the mood a bit more mysterious. Perhaps you’re the type who needs a spot to sink into with a cognac in hand after a long week, or you just want a room to make you feel like you’re living in Mad Men rather than watching it on a screen – either way, we have some moody, masculine picks that will work for you. Crate and Barrel, CB2, and Design Within Reach have tons of sophisticated choices that are dark and handsome (not tall, sorry), but these three are our favorites of the bunch.

Shabby Chic

Squishy Sectional Sofa


Belgian Linen Tassa Sofa

West Elm

Harmony Slipcovered Sofa

Cozy & Chic

Last but certainly not least, the comfortably classic couch. These are the pieces that will give you an instant sense of calm regardless of the setting; whether it’s a stormy autumn night complete with apple cider and Alfred Hitchcock or a coastal summer escape with an ocean view, these options will morph into your space and do the trick. You can nap on it, read on it, snuggle with your cat on it – basically, the couch is your oyster. Brands like Shabby Chic, Anthropologie, and West Elm that are known for their ability to serve up the good stuff, and these plush pieces don’t disappoint.

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