Now that I’m redecorating my apartment I have to find new furniture that not only fits my space but also fits my budget. Since I tend to redecorate a lot I don’t usually like to spend too much money on pieces that I know I may change out in a year or two, but sofas tend to be expensive. Up until now I’d been using a KARLSTAD loveseat from IKEA (now discontinued) as my main seating area.
At first it was meant to be a place holder until I found something else, but after I changed the legs and accessorized it a bit, it fit in perfectly and served its purpose without any problems.
I’m rearranging my furniture placement and plan to put a sofa against a larger wall in the room. The KARLSTAD loveseat looked tiny and awkward against the new wall so I figured it’s time to upgrade and get a new sofa.
I’m all about mid-century styles, and luckily I’ve found some good sources that have several great options. Here are some of my current favorites. All under $2,000.
Joybird– Joybird obviously has a love for design from the 50s and 60s. They have a large selection of sofas from straight and modern, to tufted traditional, to the wacky lines of the atomic era. Not only do they have a large selection of styles, but the selection of fabrics they’re available in is incomparable. They send you FREE swatches at the click of a button, and in my opinion their upholstery options are the most authentically vintage available.
Some of my favorites:
Eliot Sofa – $1699
Howard Sofa – $1499
Roddy Sofa – $1749
Braxton Sofa – $1799
Bryght– Bryght is a new on my radar but I like what I see. They provide high-end style at a decent price. Although they don’t have a large selection of bright, colorful fabric options, they do have velvet options which is nice.
Sven Sofa – $1299
Celosia – $1199
Wayfair– Wayfair doesn’t exclusively offer mid-century inspired styles like the sources mentioned above, but they do have a great selection of passable high-end designer styles and colors at deeply discounted prices.
Corrigan Studio Kilroot Sofa – $1123
Segis US Cosy Sofa – $1870
West Elm– West Elm has a couple of styles with a vintage vibe I like. The first has the modern, shelter frame, and the second has boomerang shaped legs that can give off an atomic vibe in the right color.
Monroe Mid-Century Sofa – $1299-$1699
Brooklyn Upholstered Sofa – $1299
IKEA– Good old IKEA! Like I mentioned above, I’m upgrading from a KARLSTAD loveseat. I’m no stranger to an IKEA Hack and I’m confident that with a little effort and changes I could save a lot of money and turn this option into something more stylish. At only $400 it’s very tempting. Even as something temporary until I find a true vintage option.
IKEA KARLSTAD Sofa – $399
Thrift Stores/Flea Markets/Craigslist- Another option is finding a second-hand, true vintage piece. I live in an area where vintage is a hot commodity and the good deals get swooped up pretty quickly. Often times between the cost of the couch and the cost to reupholster, it ends up way out of my budget anyway. I’m always lookout for an insane deal though!
Here’s a couple that I missed out on this week