9 Modern Sofas That'll Upgrade Your Living Room
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Decorating is one of my absolute favorite hobbies. I've considered every corner and decor element in my small city apartment, including the reading nook, "office" desk, and kitchen shelves. I find deep comfort (pun intended) in intentionally designing my space and filling it with meaningful furniture pieces — like sofas — that elevate its style.
You might have also reimagined the interiors of your home and decided you need a new couch as a result. To help out, I've gathered nine styles that will infuse your living room with modern elegance. Some feature plush cushions and padded armrests, while others come with tufted seats, leather upholstery, and slim brass legs. One thing is clear: they all double as stylish decor.
What to Look For When Buying a Modern Couch
There's a lot to be said about the clean appearance of modern design and, more specifically, the way it seamlessly meshes with our homes. There's no doubt modern is versatile, but there are a lot of styles (especially when it comes to sofas) that fall under "modern" that might make you feel overwhelmed.
When shopping for a modern sofa, it's important to look for crisp, clean lines and a neutral color palette (no bright colors or bold textures). Another characteristic is that it lacks fussiness — aka there's no "fluffy" modern furniture, but rather, minimal and cloud-like. You should also always make sure the modern sofa you choose to purchase is priced to fit your budget, as this style is widely available at brands both affordable and high end. My favorite couch is the West Elm Oliver Sofa ($617-$849, originally $649-$849), but there's more where that came from. Check out my top styles ahead.
— Additional reporting by Shelcy Joeseph