Our Top Picks
Best Overall: Birch Lane Landry Leather Sofa at Wayfair
"Its a well-constructed and affordable sofa with a timeless design."
Best Tufted: Trent Austin Design Chesterfield Sofa at Wayfair
"A classic piece that will instantly upgrade any living room or den."
Best Reclining: Darby Home Co Reclining Loveseat at Wayfair
"Perfect for a TV area or any room set up for relaxing and lounging."
Best Sleeper: Jennifer Leather Sofa Bed at Wayfair
"A great choice for anyone who hosts frequent guests."
Best Budget: Serta Palisades Sofa at Wayfair
"This sofa is a great budget choice with a streamlined design."
Best Midcentury: Trent Austin Design Bombay Sofa at Wayfair
"This retro-inspired sofa features a modern design with tapered legs."
Best Sectional: Dekalb 2-Piece Chaise Sectional at West Elm
"It’s a modern, functional, and beautiful choice for your living room."
Best Contemporary: American Leather Milo at American Leather
"Features plush seating and a steel sled leg that will look fantastic."
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Best Overall: Birch Lane Landry Leather Sofa
A leather couch is an investment—if you take care of it, you can expect it to be a part of your family for years to come. We love the Birch Lane Heritage Landry Leather Sofa because it’s not only a well-constructed, affordable sofa, but its design is a timeless one that won’t look outdated or overly trendy in the future. It features classic rolled arms and nailhead detailing as well as decorative wood legs to accent the piece. It’s made from solid wood and 100 percent cowhide leather and comfortably seats up to three adults. You can pick from 14 different shades of leather, including both traditional browns and blacks, as well as more modern gray and red choices. It measures 39 x 87 x 42 inches overall and will arrive at your house within 2-3 weeks.
Reviewers say the Birch Lane Leather Sofa is incredibly well made and looks far more expensive than it is. Many owners note that while it is on the firm side, it provides support for ultimate comfort.
02 of 08
Best Tufted: Trent Austin Design Harrah Chesterfield Sofa
The Harrah Chesterfield Sofa is a classic piece that will instantly upgrade any living room or den. Featuring an iconic tufted chesterfield design, this classic sofa is made from solid wood and faux bonded leather. It is filled with alternative-down polyester and supportive pocket coils to create a firm but a comfortable seat for up to three adults. It comes in a dark brown shade of leather and features the traditional rolled arms and brass nailhead accents. The overall dimensions of this sofa are 33.5 x 93 x 37.5 inches.
Reviewers love that while inexpensive, the Harrah Chesterfield Sofa adds instant class and charm to any space. While some customers wish that the cushions could be removed, most owners love how high-end this sofa looks for such a low price tag.
03 of 08
Best Reclining: Darby Home Co Tuthill Double Gliding Reclining Loveseat
A recliner sofa is perfect for a TV area or any room set up for relaxing and lounging. The Tuthill Double Gliding Reclining Loveseat is made from faux bonded leather, but you wouldn’t know it—it looks and feels like the real thing. This loveseat is essentially two recliners put together, both of which feature a built-in cup holder and an easy-to-use reclining feature. The loveseat measures 41 x 78 x 37 inches and weighs 161 pounds. It will easily fit through most door openings, so you can move it from room to room without reassembling each time. It comes in a traditional dark leather that matches most traditional home decor styles.
Owners say The Tuthill Double Gliding Reclining Loveseat is a comfortable choice for any living space. While it does require assembly, reviewers say it’s incredibly easy and needs no additional tools.
Looking for more reclining options? Check out the best reclining sofas available online.
04 of 08
Best Sleeper: Jennifer Leather Sofa Bed
A sleeper sofa is a great choice for anyone who hosts frequent guests and wants to create a multipurpose guest room. The Jennifer Leather Sleeper is a genuine leather sofa that easily transforms into a sleeper sofa. It comes in 15 different shades of leather and can be delivered to your door in just a few weeks. It measures 33 x 81 x 35 inches and weighs just under 200 pounds, so it is a heavy sofa that will require multiple people to set up or move. It features a traditional rolled arm design and soft leather feel that fits in with most decor styles.
Reviewers say that the Jennifer Leather Sleeper is comfortable for sitting and sleeping. It comes with a gel mattress that is thick enough to provide a good night’s sleep. The queen bed is easy to pull out and put away, so your guests won’t have to fuss each night.
For even more options, take a look at our round-up of the best sleeper sofas.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
05 of 08
Best Budget: Serta at Home Serta® RTA Palisades 73" Sofa
Getting the look of leather without the high cost can be challenging, but for just around $500, the Serta at Home Serta® RTA Palisades sofa is a great budget choice. This classic loveseat sofa features a streamlined modern design and is made from bonded leather. It comes in a traditional deep brown leather shade that pairs beautifully with nearly any living room color palette. At 35 x 72 x 32.5 inches is a smaller couch, so it’s perfect for apartment living where space is at a premium.
While it does require assembly, reviewers say it’s very easy to do with just one person. It fits two adults, and while it’s on the firm side, it’s perfect for reading a book or catching up on TV.
Tight on space? Here are our picks for the best sofas for small spaces.
06 of 08
Best Midcentury: Trent Austin Design Bombay Leather Sofa
If you love the midcentury design trend, you’ll love the Trent Austin Design Shop Bombay Leather Sofa. This retro-inspired sofa features a modern, streamlined design with tapered legs, track arms, a tufted seat and two round bolster pillows. It is made from 100 percent leather and comes in either caramel or vintage black. It measures 37 x 88 x 37 inches and will require assembly upon arrival.
Owners say the Bombay Leather Sofa is a comfortable piece of furniture that looks stunning in any mid-century space. The seat cushions are fairly firm but the back cushions are slightly softer, allowing you to sink into the sofa.
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Best Sectional: West Elm Dekalb Leather 2-Piece Chaise Sectional
If you have space, a sectional sofa is a great choice for any living room. We love the West Elm Dekalb Leather 2-Piece Chaise Sectional because it’s modern, functional and beautiful. In total it measures 102 x 66 x 33 inches and comes in either a right or left-configured sectional design. The cushion covers are removable and the seats are made from high-resiliency polyurethane foam. This sectional comes in three modern shades of leather and looks beautiful in any style of home.
Depending on the color you choose, the Dekalb will ship within 2-6 weeks and will be assembled upon delivery with West Elm’s white glove delivery service.
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Best Contemporary: American Leather Milo
Most contemporary homes feature modest, streamlined design and decor choices that are both functional and attractive. If you're looking for the perfect leather sofa for an upgraded or contemporary space, the American Leather Milo couch features a modern track arm, plush seating, and a steel sled leg. It comes in over 40 beautiful 100 percent leather shades, so you’re sure to find a color that fits your home decor. American Leather is a straight-to-consumer company that handcrafts each couch as soon as you place your order. It will arrive at your doorstep within 30 days and every couch comes with a lifetime warranty.
Each piece is made in America at a factory in Dallas and the leather comes from artisans across the globe. While one of the pricier options on our list, American leather is a great choice if you want a custom made sofa that will last for decades.
Our writers spent 6 hours researching the most popular leather sofas on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 15 different leather sofas overall, screened options from 15 different brands and manufacturers, and read over 100 user reviews (both positive and negative). All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.