Our Top Picks
Best Overall: Birch Lane's Landry Leather Sofa at Wayfair
"Lightly rolled arms, high back, and carved legs that lend a nod to the past."
Best Budget: Serta's RTA Palisades 73-inch Sofa at Wayfair
“It boasts a transitional, clean-lined design with firm back cushions.”
“Conjures up visions of a fancy country club with its rolled arms and back.”
Best Modern: Edloe Finch Modern Leather Sofa at Amazon
“The clean lines of this piece make it easy to incorporate into your space.”
Best Mid-Century Modern: West Elm's Andes Leather Sofa at West Elm
“Trend-forward shoppers, vintage buffs, and Millennials all love the updated take.”
Best Recliner: Darby Home Co.'s Double Gliding Reclining Sofa at Wayfair
“Has storage space and hidden cup holders for your beverage of choice.”
Best Sectional: Baxton Studios' Orland Leather Sofa Set at Amazon
“Comes with sturdy—not-too-wide—arms for a cleaner look.”
Best Sleeper: Latitude Run's Sleeper Sofa at Wayfair
“Has a futon-style recliner option that opens it up to a queen-sized bed.”
Best Loveseat: Signature Design by Ashley's O’Kean Loveseat at Target
“Has narrow arms and a tufted back for a touch of character.”
Best Industrial: Theo Leather Sofa at Wayfair
“The industrial design incorporates mid-century modern elements too.”
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Best Overall: Birch Lane's Landry Leather Sofa
Most people prefer a leather sofa with a classic design that will work with many types of decor. To create this look, manufacturers mimic vintage designs and add in contemporary flair. That’s why this Birch Lane sofa works—with its lightly rolled arms, high back, and carved legs that lend a nod to the past without looking old-fashioned. The single back piece gives the couch a tidier feel than one with individual cushions, adding a level of elegance suitable for a formal living room. This Birch Lane leather sofa comes in seven colors—all shades of brown and grey—and is aniline dyed to preserve the natural grain and imperfections in the leather.
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Best Budget: Serta's RTA Palisades 73-inch Sofa
To save on the purchase of a leather sofa, choose one made of a synthetic leather-like material. Bonded leather or vinyl sofas cost at least half as much as their natural leather counterpart. And these days, you can hardly tell the difference! New technologies give the material a more durable and realistic look. That might be why this sofa has a whopping 700 positive reviews on Wayfair. It boasts a transitional, clean-lined design, with squared-off arms and firm back cushions. Available in a deep brown color, the sofa also comes in a 78-inch frame or a 61-inch loveseat, both of which get similar rave reviews.
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Best Tufted: Trent Austin Design's Harrah Chesterfield Sofa
A classic Chesterfield tufted sofa appeals to those who are going for the vintage look. And this sofa by Trent Austin Designs conjures up visions of a fancy country club with its rolled arms and back, tufting throughout, and nailhead trim to emphasize the curves of its frame. Urban apartment-dwellers will love this brown bonded-leather sofa with cushions wrapped in feather down. You can really sink into it! The brass nailheads add to the throwback style, and the feet complete the thoughtful detailing throughout. This generous sofa is an excellent addition to any modern-day living room, library, or man cave.
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Best Modern: Edloe Finch Modern Leather Sofa
For a beautiful and contemporary piece that can be handed down for generations, the Edloe Finch Leather Sofa is a great choice. It's built by hand with a solid hardwood frame to support the plush leather cushioning. While the price point is higher, the leather is exceptionally soft and well-made, and customers consistently note that the leather looks even more amazing in person.
The clean lines of this piece make it easy to incorporate into your living space, whether you're looking for a functional unit or more of a "show-piece." It measures 82-inches across so the size is ideal for apartments, lofts, and condos that don't have the square footage of larger homes. No assembly is required.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Best MidCentury Modern: West Elm's Andes Leather Sofa
Traditionally, mid-century modern sofas feature a low and wide silhouette, with skinny legs and arms that splay out from the sofa's main body. Mid-century styles never strayed from popularity since their debut around the middle of the 20th century. Trend-forward shoppers, vintage buffs, and Millennials all love the updated take of this West Elm sofa, with its softened lines and the way it mixes easily into any interior style. Available in fun colors like green and grey (in addition to the traditional caramel brown), the Andes Leather Sofa can swing from contemporary to old-school, depending on how you style it.
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Best Recliner: Darby Home Co.'s Chestnut Double Gliding Reclining Sofa
A leather reclining sofa completes any casual family room or home-theater setting. The ultimate in leather sofa comfort, this Darby Home Co. reclining sofa has storage space and hidden cup holders for your beverage of choice. Just lay back, pull on a blanket, and immerse yourself in a movie or book. Available in classic dark brown bonded leather, this sofa's two seats recline individually in “wall-hugger” fashion—they don’t need much clearance from the wall. This recliner-glider sofa is a comfy option for small spaces.
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Best Sectional: Baxton Studios' Orland Leather Sofa Set
If you don't like recliners, consider a sectional instead for comfy television viewing or curling up with a book. The most comfortable sectionals seat two adults stretched all the way out and often come complete with attached ottomans. While some sectionals can seem bulky if they have too many details, this one from Baxton Studios comes with sturdy—not-too-wide—arms for a cleaner look than other family room finds. It’s available in white or deep espresso and can be configured with the chaise on the left- or right-hand-side to suit your space. Besides offering comfort, a sectional adds more seating to smaller spaces that cannot accommodate side chairs or additional furniture. So consider it for large and small rooms alike.
Interested in reading more reviews? Take a look at our selection of the best sectional sofas.
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Best Sleeper: Latitude Run's Sleeper Sofa
If family or friends visit you often, a sleeper sofa is essential. Sofa during the day—bed at night, this one from Latitude Run works as seating in a study or office, and then seamlessly converts when overnight guests arrive. This sleeper sofa has a futon-style recliner option that opens it up to a queen-sized bed. You can also just fold down one side when you’re relaxing to watch a movie. Done up in crisp white or cherry red leather with metallic feet, it’s a contemporary piece that will update just about any space.
Still can't decide on what you want? Our round-up of the best sleeper sofas can help you find what you're looking for.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Best Loveseat: Signature Design by Ashley's O’Kean Loveseat
A large sofa can be overwhelming in a small living room or apartment. But a loveseat offers a way to incorporate a touch of leather upholstery without stifling a small-scale room. This leather loveseat—available at Target—suits a wide variety of tastes with its four color options, including classic cream, brown, a trendy light blue, and navy. The O'Kean Loveseat has narrow arms and a tufted back for a touch of character, and at just 51-inches wide, it works in smaller spaces of all sorts.
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Best Industrial: Theo Leather Sofa
If you have a sizable budget and you’re looking to invest in a more industrial piece for your home or apartment, the Theo Leather Sofa reigns supreme for both comfort and design. The industrial design incorporates some mid-century modern elements too—think clean lines and functionality. It will look at home in the family living room or in a modern entertaining space.
While leather can sometimes feel stiff or uncomfortable, the Theo Leather Sofa boasts padded cushions that are filled with soft down and feather. And the spring suspension provides a great base for the cushions. If you're worried about upkeep, the 100% genuine leather upholstery can be wiped clean in the case of stains or spills. No assembly is required.