Buying a couch can be a daunting process. Before you can get to the fun stuff "“ picking one out and loving it in your home "“ it's probably best to turn to your finances"¦ how much does a couch actually cost We know there's a lot of conflicting information out there. The good news We're here to help! Here at Circle Furniture, sofas are kinda our thing. In fact, we have over 40 years' worth of knowledge about what's in them, what's on them, and how to best buy them. Additionally, we consider ourselves pros at navigating the furniture-buying process, so we bet we can help you answer this question.
The short answer: it absolutely depends on how you plan to use your sofa and what you're willing to spend. We've identified four key price brackets:
You can expect quality, longevity, and customization to change with each price jump. One more thing: to keep it simple, let's assume we're talking fabric sofas rather than leather.
A sofa in this price range won't hold up to a lot of use, and therefore isn't suitable for a high-traffic living room or as your primary seating option. It may be perfect for a college dormitory, or in a formal living room where it may only be used for the occasional cocktail party.
Sofas in this price range will probably have some quality features, and will definitely last longer than a cardboard sofa. You will lose some longevity but you are primarily sacrificing style, fabric choices, and customization options.
Mid-priced sofas are generally less labor-intensive to make. They may have no cushions, legs instead of skirts, or be smaller scale. A plus if you're environmentally conscious and want to use less lumber or fabric.
Circle Furniture - Blake Sofa with Sally Swivel Chairs
Sofas in this range are good quality and should hold up over time. Another plus You still get some customization options to make it your own. (A win for you!)
Circle furniture - Mia Apartment Sofa with Jolie Chairs
Sofas in this price range are usually heirloom quality and with the right care, can last many years.
As you can see, there are many different sofas available on the market in the price range that's right for you. If you only need to keep your sofa for a couple of years "“ if you know that office/lounge will turn into a nursery, for example! "“ then a $600 sofa may be right for you. Something to keep in mind, however, is that the more use a sofa gets, the more important it is to get the best quality you can afford. Especially if you're interested in a piece that will transition well (and age even better!) in the midst of ever-evolving styles, it may make more sense to splurge on one piece instead of having to replace a cheaper model every few years. Other factors to weigh include your eye for detail and your desire for something unique. If tailoring matters and you fell in love with a specific fabric - go for the splurge and know it will last.
Right now, companies sourcing high-quality, often sustainably-made raw materials typically fall in a mid to high range price point. If this is important, simply ask - what's it made of
Circle Furniture proudly sells sofas in mid-, mid- to high-, and high-ranges. We're confident that you should be able to find something that is well-made, sustainably-made and sourced, and that looks great in your space. Check out our selection of sofas here.
So you've picked out your sofa"¦ how long will it take to arrive Read more about lead time here. Once you have your sofa, regardless of what price-range you end up choosing from, you may experience some problems. Check out the top problems in upholstered furniture and how to combat them. Know for a fact that you're interested in a sleeper sofa, and overwhelmed by the options Read on about the American Leather Sleeper Sofa, Circle Furniture's best-seller for a reason.