8 Best Sofas in a Box
We've gathered the best sofa-in-a-box options on the market. Find the one that fits your needs and have it delivered to your doorstep!
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How To Choose a Sofa-in-a-Box
Just like the newest foam mattresses, you can now get a sofa delivered in a box!
With just a few clicks an entire sofa can be delivered right to your front door, conveniently packed in three or four boxes depending on what size you choose. This means you don’t have to worry about fitting a bulky couch through your doorway or up a flight of stairs. Simply grab your boxes and go. We share some of our favorite brands below.
When shopping for a sofa-in-a-box, there are a few things to consider. We’ve broken down the most important features to help you find the best sofa to fit your needs.
Most sofas-in-a-box range from about $1,500 to $2,000. The price is comparable to other name brand sofas, but keep in mind most sofas-in-a-box are sized a little smaller.
A lot of the brands offer free shipping that isn’t really “free;” the added cost appears worked into the price of a sofa. A traditional assembled sofa of the same size would probably be a little cheaper, but you’re paying for the convenience.
Size and comfort
Though the sofas are a little smaller than average, we’ve found that reviewers are happy with the comfort level. You can still get the most common sizes, like four-seaters and L-shape sofas with a chaise. Taller people might wish for more depth in the seats, or find the back of the sofa to be too low.
Some sofa-in-a-box brands feature cushions that tend to be on the firmer side, due to their modular easy-ship design. So if you’re looking for a sofa that you can really sink into, a sofa-in-a-box might not be the way to go.
Assembly is pretty easy! Usually, you just latch the seat sections together and attach the legs. You might need a friend to help lift the boxes and set the sofa upright once it’s assembled.
The bottom line
Convenience is the big selling point for sofas-in-a-box. No more driving to the showroom and dealing with a pushy sales person. Plus, no more fretting about moving the sofa yourself or dealing with hidden delivery costs.
And most sofa-in-a-box options are customizable. You can choose the color, style and size that perfectly fits your space. You are buying the sofa sight unseen, but a lot of brands offer easy returns and money-back guarantees, so check the fine print. Sometimes they charge a restocking fee.
Ready to go sofa shopping? Check out our favorites below!
Best Small Space Sofa-in-a-Box
A love seat fits well in a tiny living room, and we love the All Form love seat ($1,431) for its modern silhouette. A small space doesn’t need extra visual clutter, making the clean lines of this sofa a perfect fit. It also comes with a 100-day trial so you can give it a test run before committing to the purchase.
Best L-Shaped Sofa-in-a-Box
The Park sectional ($2,695) from Albany Park features a beautiful design with several vegan leather color options and two leg color options. It certainly doesn’t look like it came in a box! The leather-look durable polyester fabric promises long-lasting durability, and it’s easy to wipe clean.
Best Splurge Sofa-in-a-Box
The four-seater Bondi sofa ($3,900) from Inside Weather will cost you more than other brands, but the modular design means it’s customizable. Each seat block can be used in the middle, on the end, as a corner piece or even as a standalone ottoman. You can change the configuration whenever the mood strikes you, or add pieces as your family grows. And it also comes in six chic colors!
Best Bargain Sofa-in-a-Box
The Bellona sofa-in-a-box is only $500 and packs quite a punch, despite the low price tag. It comes with built-in storage under the seats and folds down into a sleeper mattress. It’s perfect for a first apartment or a guest room. The frame is made from sturdy metal and the performance fabric resists staining and everyday wear and tear.
Sofa-in-a-Box With the Most Color Options
If you like options, consider the Laney Couch ($768) from Home Reserve. This sofa-in-a-box has more than 60 fabric options! The best part? The 100 percent polyester fabric covers are removable and machine washable! This is a great choice if you have kids or pets, or you’re prone to the occasional wine spill. (We’ve all been there.)
Easiest to Assemble Sofa-in-a-Box
The Dynamic Sofa ($1,200) from Elephant in a Box takes 15 minutes to assemble. The secret is the durable honeycomb material in the core of the couch. When it arrives, you simply expand the arm rests, stretching out the honeycomb. Then place in the support beams, add the liners that attach with hook-and-loop fasteners and add the cushions. Done!
Most Durable Sofa-in-a-Box
Burrow’s most popular sofa, The Nomad ($1,395), features galvanized steel latches, a strong wood frame and stain-resistant fabric. Your pets and kids can’t destroy it even if they try! The incredibly tight weave on the fabric makes it scratch resistant, and any spills can be removed with a bleach and water solution (yes, bleach!).
Best Eco-Friendly Sofa-in-a-Box
The Essential Sofa ($1,295) from Sabai not only looks beautiful, but every feature was made with the environment in mind. The frame features wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, meaning it came from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits. The pillows are filled with recycled fibers and the velvet cover is made from recycled water bottles!
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