Wayfair Sofas — An Interiors Editor's Pick of the Most Design-Forward Couches (and Some Are Even on Sale!)

Your guests won't guess yours is a Wayfair sofa with these curated picks — until you tell them the price, that is

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Have you considered Wayfair sofas for your living room update? If you've been looking online for a new couch, it's unlikely you've avoided Wayfair entirely, and there's plenty of reasons why I'd happily recommend to friends that they do consider shopping there.

There's a huge selection, for one, and there's plenty of sofas on Wayfair that feel modern, exciting and fresh. If you're looking for a certain color, shape or fabric for your couch, there's a good chance you'll find it on there, if you look hard enough, and for a good price, too. I wouldn't suggest buying from anywhere I personally haven't, either. I've bought a fair amount of furniture from Wayfair over the years — from a huge oak dining table which might be one of my biggest home purchases to date, to chairs, cabinets and decor.

The volume you find on Wayfair might be the one thing that stands in your way, however. Sifting through the thousand of options available takes time that not everyone has. And, of course, Wayfair doesn't have a showroom you can run down to and try out their full range of sofas, so buying from the site can feel like a little bit of a risk. And while I haven't tested out my Wayfair editor's picks below, I've used 10 years experience as an interiors editor to help make an informed decision on my suggestions, curating a collection based on not only the style of sofas I'm enjoying in interior design right now, but the materials used and all-important reviews.

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From 4th to 6th May, Wayfair's Wayday event is running, with discounts of up to 80% across the site, including on sofas, so take a look at the Wayday Sofa deals page before you go anywhere else to look for a couch. Another reason to shop? There's free shipping right now.

Which Wayfair sofa should I buy?

If you're shopping for a couch for your living room, I'd always suggest starting from a practical perspective. That is, what size and shape of couch actually suits your room. Yes fabric choice and color is important, but a sofa that works functionally for your family wins out every time.

With that in mind, I've curated this list based on common shapes and styles of furniture that best serve the needs of your living room. Pick the best sofa based on this, and you'll never end up with buyer's remorse.

Best Space-Saving Sofas from Wayfair

Best Sectional Sofas from Wayfair

Best Linear Sofas from Wayfair

Best Sleeper Sofas from Wayfair

Why are Wayfair sofas cheaper?

Wayfair sells sofas at all kinds of price points, some ranging from a few hundred dollars to several thousand. Where sofas are cheaper than what you can expect to see in your local stores, it's likely down to the fact that there are fewer overheads with this model of selling furniture — no bricks and mortar stores, for example, and the ability to sell on higher volumes of scale, across the world.

Are Wayfair sofas good quality?

"Wayfair sofa" is a bit of a misnomer as, after all, Wayfair doesn't make the sofas itself — instead, it's a marketplace for a number of brands and manufacturers. That means the quality is going to vary as much as shopping between different brands. The one great thing about Wayfair is that you can really trust the reviews. While the listing images for Wayfair couches may feel a little too good to be true, the reviews come with customer photos, so you can really see how the fabrics look in real life, and the sofa looks in a real space.

Aside from that, it's worth investigating the materials before you buy for clues on the quality. On the hunt for a quality sofa, it's essential to venture beyond initial cost-saving measures, as investing in a poorly constructed sofa can lead to more significant expenses down the line. To ensure you choose a sofa that will withstand the test of time, designer Artem Kropovinsky recommends paying attention to the finer details. Read each product description and favor pieces that feature a "tough frame construction, high density foam, and fabrics that are able to outlast the wear and tear of daily use.”

The good news is that Wayfair offers an array of quality sofas, so any one of the picks from this list should fit the bill, ensuring it will last for the long haul. Lounge away!

Hugh Metcalf
Editor of Livingetc.com

Hugh is the  Editor of Livingetc.com. From working on a number of home, design and property publications and websites, including Grand Designs, ICON and specialist kitchen and bathroom magazines, Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture, impactful interiors and green homes. Whether moonlighting as an interior decorator for private clients or renovating the Victorian terrace in Essex where he lives (DIYing as much of the work as possible), you’ll find that Hugh has an overarching fondness for luxurious minimalism, abstract shapes and all things beige. He’s just finished a kitchen and garden renovation, and has eyes set on a bathroom makeover for 2024.