Every home needs a couch. It’s a central gathering place and a way to share a physical space and create connections with loved ones and friends. It’s the place where so many moments are made, from watching the first humans walking on the moon to celebrating your favorite team winning the championship.
Couches are more than just a place to sit—they’re also a place to drift off into a relaxing nap when reading a magazine, an impromptu dining seat for pizza night and a temporary workspace for times when we are working from home. It stands to reason, then, that couches are a pretty important piece of furniture.
Here are some suggestions on choosing among the best couches of 2021.
How to choose
Everyone has different personal tastes when it comes to couches. Some people want a soft couch that you can sink into, while others prefer a firmer cushion for more ergonomic back support. And for some, the look of a couch in the room is a major consideration to keep in mind. No matter what your priorities are, make sure to keep them in mind before you start looking around, so you don’t get swayed toward something that you will regret buying down the road.
Be sure to consider things like size, material and location before buying your couch. You want to make sure it will hold up over time and fit in the space you have in mind.
And, of course, one of the main considerations for any large purchase is budget. But while we all want to find a good deal, it’s more important to make sure that you are getting the right couch for you than it is to try and get a good deal on something that might not be a good fit for your home.
Specific types of couches
For a cool, mid-century look, a couch with pegs lifting it off the ground can help establish this style in a living room. One of the best couches of 2021 for this style is the Burrow Nomad sofa. It’s a modern, modular style and is very customizable. It’s also relatively affordable for its large size, priced around $1,500.
If leather couches are more your style, check out the Hamilton leather sofa from West Elm. This has cognac-colored, “burnt sienna” leather upholstery that fits well with mid-century and boho design styles. It’s available in sizes of 70, 81 or 91 inches at a list price starting at $2,200.
Pets are another concern to keep in mind when buying a couch. For dog lovers, a good option is the Corrigan Studio Lesa genuine leather square arm sofa. This couch measures 88 inches in length and is easy to clean. It has a solid frame that will stand up to even big dogs jumping onto the couch to greet you in excitement.
When you are ready to get couches and really turn your house into a home, visit Crowleys Homeworks for the best selection of furniture for the living room and beyond.