The Most Comfortable Couches You Can Buy at Amazon, According to Thousands of Reviews

Including sectionals, loveseats, futons, and more One of the most important pieces of furniture in your home is the sofa, often shrouded in throw pillows and blankets for added coziness

Published Time: 21.06.2024 - 14:31:09 Modified Time: 21.06.2024 - 14:31:09

Including sectionals, loveseats, futons, and more

One of the most important pieces of furniture in your home is the sofa, often shrouded in throw pillows and blankets for added coziness. You likely spend more time lounging on the couch than in any other spot, and it's often the focal point of your living area. Since there are so many options to choose from, particularly when shopping online, it can be difficult to know where to start.

Above all, the best couch should be comfortable. If you're going to assemble it yourself, it should be fairly easy with straightforward directions. Depending on the size of your living area, you may also want to find something versatile that can fit in a small space.

We've researched the most comfortable couches at Amazon, from sectionals to sleepers to futons, all for under $1,000. In addition to comfort, we considered the size of each sofa, the durability of the material, and its overall value.

To help you narrow down your choices, these are the most comfortable couches available at Amazon, according to thousands of reviews.

If you live in a small apartment, it can be tough to find living room furniture that fits, but this petite couch offers a well-designed seat for one to two people (if you don’t mind snuggling) that would fit in even the smallest spaces. Made with soft linen, it’s comfortable to sit on, easy to spot clean, and won’t pill easily. Plus, given its small size, the couch comes in one box and can be assembled in 20 minutes or less.

Colors: 7 | Material: Linen | Seats: 2 | Dimensions: 25.6 x 47.2 x 30.3 inches

A tufted design offers a nostalgic glimpse at the past, and this vintage-inspired velvet couch brings that vibe to your living room. While it’s not as plush as some of the couches we’ve featured, the Vesgantti pick offers such a chic design that will surely be a point of conversation for all guests who visit. The appearance and soft velvet cushions are by far its best features, and the couch is a good size for both larger and smaller homes.

Colors: 3 | Material: Velvet | Seats: 3 | Dimensions: 30.71 x 69.29 x 33.47 inches

This velvet two-cushion couch may just be the chic, modern sofa of your dreams. It comes in emerald green, royal blue, light pink, and bright yellow and is made from luxuriously soft fabric, according to reviewers. With tufted cushions and thin metallic legs, this sofa strikes a perfect balance between mid-century modern and more glamorous design styles.

Colors: 5 | Material: Velvet | Seats: 2 | Dimensions: 31.5 x 71 x 31.5 inches

Despite having three seats, this Honbay sectional is quite compact, making it the perfect apartment couch. It’s dark gray, so it won’t easily stain, but the cover is also removable should you need to run it through the wash. It has durable polyester upholstery, and the cushions are fairly thick, providing a comfortable place to sit while you binge your latest Netflix obsession. With over 5,000 perfect reviews, shoppers praise this couch. One shopper said, "It’s comfortable, affordable, easy to assemble, easy to clean, and the perfect size."

Colors: 5 | Material: Polyester | Seats: 3 | Dimensions: 52.4 x 77.6 x 35 inches 

The 6.5-foot-long convertible sectional is one of our favorites thanks to its thick cushions, wide armrests, and convenient, movable ottoman. What makes this sofa special is the versatility of the ottoman, which can create a chaise lounge when attached to any of the three main sofa sections (left, right, or center). The ottoman can also serve as a seat, a coffee table, or a comfy footrest. You can adjust the pieces to best suit your space and move them around at your convenience.

The small footprint of the entire sofa means that it can easily fit in a small apartment, office, or playroom. It's made from wood with thick foam cushions for optimal comfort. The sofa is covered in soft linen that you can wipe clean with a dry cloth. Bonus: Assembly is easy. It requires no tools to build and takes less than 30 minutes to put together.

Colors: 2 | Material: Linen | Seats: 3 | Dimensions: 50 x 77.85 x 35.43 inches

This linen sectional from Best Choice Products is another under-$500 couch worth considering. The space-saving couch is on the petite side, yet it can still fit up to three people, so it’s a great fit for small spaces. It also comes in lots of different colors and has a chaise lounge for lounging. The couch also has a reversible ottoman, so you can easily change the orientation based on your room layout. 

Colors: 11 | Material: Linen | Seats: 3 | Dimensions: 52 x 78 x 34 inches

Another luxe velvet option, this memory foam futon is available in five different color options, from deep blue to pink to gray. Plus, you can push back the cushions to both reclining and sleeping positions. "This is one of my favorite Amazon purchases," one reviewer shared. "Yes, it is a futon, but it looks like an expensive mid-century couch and is surprisingly comfy for under 400 bucks.”

Colors: 5 | Material: Velvet | Seats: 2 | Dimensions: 83 x 33.5 x 32.5 inches

If you want a couch that works almost as hard as you do, consider this sleeper sectional. This couch serves as a standard sectional most of the time but can expand into a sleeper sofa with the pull of a lever. Plus, the chaise section makes room for additional seating and storage because the cushion lifts up to reveal a compartment -

underneath — perfect for storing an extra set of sheets and blankets when you want the couch to double as a guest bed. Shoppers say this sleeper sofa is firm but easy to assemble, so if you like a softer sleeping area, you can always get a cushioned pad to place on top.

Colors: 5 | Material: Polyester | Seats: 3 | Dimensions: 54 x 86 x 35 inches 

For a more casual and comfortable couch design, consider this linen sectional sofa with seating for three. The couch has hidden storage sections and comes in two different shades of gray. The best part is that you can easily convert this sectional into a bed, so it can function as both your everyday couch and a sleeping arrangement for guests. One shopper described it as "comfortable, versatile, and compact," and another said that it "fits perfectly in a small apartment."

Colors: 2 | Material: Linen blend | Seats: 3 | Dimensions: 35 x 84 x 54 inches 

For a cheap sectional that fits up to four people, look no further than this modular couch from Familymill. The best thing about this couch is its versatility. It has an ottoman that creates the illusion of a sectional or chaise lounge and allows you to move it to either side, depending on your layout and comfort needs. The couch is also upholstered in a durable chenille polyester material and constructed from high-density foam for cloud-like vibes.

Colors: 2 | Material: High-density foam, polyester | Seats: 3-4 | Dimensions: 60 x 108.6 x 33 inches

With a contemporary design, this spacious couch comes in several upholstery colors as well as a few leather varieties. The upholstery is durable polyester, which holds up well against rips and tears. There’s also an extended chaise section, which creates an area to stretch your legs out, as well as an extra seat when you have additional company.

Customers say it’s easy to assemble, and one said it “took maybe five minutes to screw everything together.” Another shopper said this couch is more on “the firm side," but in a supportive way, adding that throughout taking naps, watching movies, and reading books, they’ve “never had a moment of discomfort.”

Colors: 5 | Material: Polyester | Seats: 2 | Dimensions: 79.9 x 62.2 x 35.4 inches

If you want the comfort of a sectional with the look of a sleek leather couch, this Honbay find brings both design elements together. The dark brown faux leather hides dirt well and provides a cool, comfortable place to rest. With over 3,000 ratings, customers love how easy it is to assemble, how comfortable it is, and how well it fits even in smaller spaces.

The extended chaise can be attached to either side of the couch to best fit your living space and adds some extra seating as well as a place to stretch out your legs (the perfect nap spot). Overall, this couch is visually stunning and functional and should last for years to come.

Colors: 6 | Material: Faux leather | Seats: 4 | Dimensions: 50 x 101.6 x 33.5 inches 

When shopping for couches at Amazon, reviews and ratings are some of the most important things to consider. While it’s not always the case — especially with some of the name-brand couches that might be new to Amazon — products with high ratings can indicate which ones are most worth considering. It always helps to cross-check ratings with customer reviews to gain more insight into details like overall comfort, size, quality, and more. Some customers also share helpful insights, including what the assembly process is like, which colors are worth the investment, and if they’re durable enough for pets and kids.

One of the best things about shopping for home decor at Amazon is how easy it is to make returns. For the most part, furniture pieces are just as easy to return as a small table lamp or wall art. However, it’s always worth double-checking the return window, what the return process is like, if there is a restock fee, and where Amazon accepts large returns. 

If your couch has missing or broken parts, Amazon returns also make resolutions much easier. Often, you can simply contact their customer service team, and they will help you navigate the return and reissue a shipment so that you can get your couch as soon as possible.

An Amazon Prime membership also comes with its own set of perks. Most products come with free and fast Prime shipping, allowing you to receive your new piece of furniture in just a couple of days (which is a stark difference compared to traditional furniture lead times). And, in cases where they don’t, you can still score free shipping and receive your couch in a couple of weeks, depending on where it ships from.

Madison Yauger is a commerce editor for PEOPLE with expertise across the lifestyle space. For this story, she spoke to furniture expert and Kaiyo director of branded content Grace Baena and heavily researched the market for couches at Amazon, looking at features and customer reviews, to determine the best picks for comfort and style.

Commerce contributor Jessie Quinn is a home and lifestyle journalist who has covered trends, shopping finds, decor tips, and more for various publications, including The Spruce, Apartment Therapy, Forbes, Real Homes, and Homes & Gardens. She leaned on her home expertise to update this article with fresh picks for the most comfortable couches, plus advice for buying furniture pieces from large marketplaces like Amazon.

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