Find the perfect neutral furniture piece for your home.

By Christie Calucchia
August 23, 2019
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A good sofa is essential to any home. It’s where you gather with family and friends or perhaps sprawl out by yourself to relax at the end of a long day. That’s why it’s important to find a couch that not only looks good but feels comfortable, which is no small feat.

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If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to buying such a big-ticket item, consider narrowing things down by color and price. Although trendy shades like dusty pink and ochre might seem appealing at the moment, neutral tones are far more likely to stand the test of time. With that in mind, a couch in a simple brown hue will go with almost any color scheme or decorating style. And while you might expect to spend a few thousand dollars for a living room sofa, there are many options available at more moderate prices. Determined to find some of the best cheap couches around, we scoured the offerings of a few trusted retailers, read the reviews, and rounded up nine brown sofas that won’t cost you more than $700. Shop the affordable finds below.

Related: No-Fail Ways to Decorate with a Brown Sofa

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Convertible Sleeper Sofa

If you’re looking for a couch that can double as a bed for visitors, this is the sofa for you. The sleek couch is made of camel-colored faux leather upholstery and has a solid-wood frame. Chrome legs and button tufting give the functional piece of furniture extra style points. The smart design also easily converts into a bed, with reviewers noting that it was a cinch to assemble at home.

Buy It: Graham Convertible Sleeper, $360, Wayfair

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Contemporary Upholstered Sofa

For a small, contemporary sofa, consider this chestnut-brown piece from Zinus. It’s made of a durable polyester material that’s easy to clean, making this option ideal for anyone with kids or pets. Those who live in small spaces will also appreciate that the compact sofa arrives in one box, so it’s easy to move and put together. According to Amazon reviews, the couch is comfortable, simple to assemble, and a good bang for your buck.

Buy It: Zinus Ricardo Contemporary Upholstered Sofa, $380, Amazon

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Chesterfield Sofa With Nailheads

Perhaps the most classic couch silhouette, a Chesterfield sofa instantly elevates any space. Give your living room a sophisticated and traditional look with this upholstered sofa featuring a button-tufted design, elegant rolled arms with nailhead trim, and turned legs from Target’s in-house brand, Threshold. Although it has the appearance of supple leather material, this sofa is actually made of polyester for stress-free spill cleanup.

Buy It: Medfield Chesterfield Sofa with Nailheads, $552 (originally $850), Target

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Full Sofa Sleeper

At first glance, you’d never guess that this plush couch converts into a sofa sleeper, but it can do just that. In fact, it stores an entire full-size mattress within its frame, offering a place for guests to stay the night. When the couch isn’t acting as a spare bed, it’s simply a cozy sofa made of soft polyester, despite its leather appearance. Shoppers love that they can easily wipe the sofa clean (even when it comes to pesky pet hair) and they agreed that it’s both sturdy and comfortable.

Buy It: Bladen Full Sofa Sleeper, $550, Ashley Furniture

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Velvet Sofa

Created with eco-friendly practices and recycled materials, this brown sofa delivers on quality. The removable velvet seat cushions are also reversible—perfect for giving the couch a refresh or hiding major stains. It even comes with throw pillows to finish off the contemporary look. According to reviews, the couch is well-made, spacious, and even better looking in person.

Buy It: Heslin Sofa, $590, Joss & Main

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Mid-Century Modern Sofa

Embrace a mid-century aesthetic with this brown sofa that boasts a distinctly mod look. Upholstered in faux leather, the couch offers the appearance of a high-end piece of furniture at a far more affordable price. Once delivered, all you have to do to assemble the sofa is attach the tapered legs and arrange the removable cushions. It’s sturdy yet soft, shoppers said.

Buy It: Lindsey Sofa, $570, AllModern

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Oversized Pillow Sofa

This soft brown couch comes from one of Amazon’s in-house furniture brands, Ravenna, which is known for its selection of traditional decor. Available in an array of colors and materials, the polyester upholstered piece also comes in faux leather options like tan, charcoal, and indigo. The oversized pillows look ready to sink right into, and Amazon shoppers confirmed that the sofa is cozy enough for a nap.

But It: Ravenna Home Darian Oversized Pillow Sofa, $649, Amazon

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Traditional Faux Leather Sofa

This faux leather sofa offers a timeless look at an affordable price. Designed to appear weathered, it’s brimming with personality thanks to its nailhead accents, rolled arms, and decorative throw pillows. With hundreds of positive reviews on Wayfair’s site, it’s clear this cheap sofa is a steal. It’s soft, feels like real leather, and offers plenty of seating room, according to customers.

Buy It: Conesville Sofa, $600 (originally $730), Wayfair

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Reclining Couch

There’s nothing better than reclining back to relax in a comfy seat, and this sofa is perfect for exactly that. In addition to its ability to recline, the couch doesn’t take up too much space. Jjust be sure to leave about seven inches between the back of the sofa and the wall. It’s made of a rich faux-leather material that looks far more expensive than it actually is.

Buy It: Recliner Sofa Chaise Reclining Couch, $500, Walmart


Comments (1)

September 6, 2019
Expensive? BH&G has such skewed vocabulary. Most of their low cost crafts or improvements or updates are anything but low cost and none of these sofas looks expensive? Most of them look average in quality that you expect to last a few years except the one that is under $400 from Wayfair and that one looks like cheap vinyl. Has someone put a virus in their editing computer that reverses those two words?