Affordable Swedish favourite Ikea has some inspiring options for all budgets. There are so many brilliant designs which have won a legion of fans over the years, and have since become modern classics. Plus, if you’re willing to pay the extra delivery charge, you can get them sent to your home pretty quickly if time is of the essence.
For a mid-century or modern style sofa at a good price, Made.com is the place to go. Known for democratising great design, the sofa range encompasses love seats, corner styles and chaise longues, all of which are available in jewel tones and timeless neutrals.
For more than a decade, Sofa.com have designed sofas offering both form and function, which means every design is comfortable, as well as stylish. From classic and traditional to mid-century and modern, each piece is also available in a range of fabrics and leg finishes, so you can select something to fit with your existing scheme and personal taste.
This competitively priced, well-designed furniture brand is always up to date with the latest trends, styles and colours. Designs are divided into categories such as minimal, mid-century, laidback, country, classic, Scandi and plush. With over 60 designs and 50 plus fabrics, whatever your vibe, they’ll be something here for you.
££ Arlo & Jacob
This contemporary furniture brand is named after the founder’s two sons, both of whom love to build forts from their home sofa. You’ll find a variety of styles, designs, shapes and sizes on offer, from British traditionalist to Scandi simplicity.
With every one of its sofas delivered in boxes to easily assemble on site, you'll never have to worry about whether your sofa can squeeze through a doorway or stress about getting it up a curving staircase. And there's no waiting time - order by 2pm for next day delivery. Fabric is durable and resilient, with industry-leading stain free-technology, which makes it kid and pet friendly. We love the Model 06 - a versatile style that would work in a city or country home.
A two-seater sofa starts from £945
££ Sofas & Stuff
At Sofas & Stuff, you can choose to view their extensive range of traditional, classic designs, before deciding to upholster any of their styles with the fabric of your choice. It means you can tweak a standard design and make it completely bespoke, or alternatively, choose something from the in-house range.
££ Love Your Home
Put this brand at the top of your list if contemporary and classic handmade sofas in a range of great colours are what you’re after. Collaborations with Living Etc and Homes & Gardens have made it a go-to destination for interiors professionals and regular shoppers, alike.
££ Darlings of Chelsea
With award-winning customer service and five star reviews, this established British brand continues to offer an extensive range of traditional and contemporary styles in a variety of fabrics and finishes, ensuring a hassle-free, enjoyable experience from start to finish.
£££ David Seyfried
For more than 30 years, David Seyfried has created upholstered furniture for smart homes and luxury hotels. A favourite brand of interior designers, its Editors Chair is the hero piece, but the sofa range is extensive, too, embracing traditional shapes and styles but with contemporary updates and details.
£££ Maker & Son
This family-run business makes each sofa by hand, using traditional methods and local craftspeople. The styles are big and squishy to create a casual but luxurious look – perfect for curling up on with a loved one. The generous styles also come with loose covers which can be changed in less than 20 minutes – think velvet for winter and linen in the summer.
£££ George Smith
For beautifully crafted, handmade luxury sofas, visit George Smith. Established in 1985, the range encompasses a variety of classic designs that will suit both contemporary and traditional interiors. Designs are often spied in multiple Soho Houses around the world, as well as Annabel’s Mayfair, while recent collaborations have included big names like & Objects and Ilse Crawford.
Lorfords Contemporary designs and makes a range of beautiful furniture, including sofas. Timeless, classic design and uncompromised durability go hand-in-hand to create what the brand calls ‘heirlooms of the future’ – while every piece is handmade to order using materials chosen for their quality, provenance and lack of toxins. Look out for the recent collaboration with Turner Pocock, too.