The Best Sofas for Your Apartment: What to Look for When Shopping

The Best Sofas for Your Apartment: What to Look for When Shopping

When apartment hunting, one of the top priorities is finding furniture that will fit in the designated space. Furniture that is too big or too small can make your apartment feel cramped and uncomfortable. A sofa is a key piece of furniture for any apartment, so it's important to choose wisely. In this article, we will discuss the best sofas for apartment living and give you some tips on what to look for when shopping.

How to Prepare for Apartment Sofa Shopping

When choosing a sofa for your apartment, you'll want to keep the following things in mind:

  • Size: Obviously, you'll want to make sure that the sofa you choose will fit in your apartment. Measure the space where you plan to put the sofa and compare those measurements to the dimensions of the sofa. You should also take into account the size of any doorways or staircases that you'll need to get the sofa through when it's delivered.
  • Style: The style of your sofa should complement the overall style of your apartment. If you have a modern apartment, you'll probably want a more contemporary sofa like the Mesa Estate sofa. If your apartment has a more traditional feel, you might prefer a classic-style sofa like the Rainey sofa.


Observe the contemporary frame of the Mesa Estate sofa.

Frame 1 of "RAINEY SOFA"

The simplistic modern design of the Rainey sofa has all the vintage feel without the antiquity. 

  • Color: The color of your sofa can have a big impact on the look and feel of your apartment. A light-colored sofa will make a small space feel brighter and more open, while a dark-colored sofa can add a touch of sophistication to a larger space.

We have several customization options at Couch Potatoes from fabrics to leather. There are bright, trendy colors or more neutral tones that bring out the rest of your apartment's décor.

  • Function: Think about how you plan to use your sofa. If you have a lot of overnight guests, you might want a sofa that doubles as a guest bed. If you're looking for a sofa to curl up on with a good book, look for one with plenty of cushions and soft fabric.

Couch Potatoes has several options to look through, from sleeper sofas to sofa chaises.

  • Fabric: The fabric of your sofa should be durable and easy to clean. If you have pets or children, you'll want a fabric that can withstand spills and stains. Couch Potatoes has several pet-friendly sofa options that are made with durable, easy-to-clean fabric.
  • Price: Finally, you'll need to consider your budget when choosing a sofa for your apartment. Sofas can range in price from a few hundred dollars to several thousand, so it's important to set a realistic budget before you start shopping.

Apartment Sofa Suggestions

Couch Potatoes had the opportunity to supply local Austin comedy group, Egg Party, with a couple of sofas. All 6 members live together in an apartment and had split opinions on which sofa to settle on. Their decision was between the Mesa and the SoCo.

They came prepared with the measurement of their space, and the style they had in mind. Egg Party also wanted to purchase a sofa that had enough space for all the roommates, and fit their casual, clean aesthetic.

They eventually settled on both.

two comfy gray couches in a modern apartment


The Mesa and the SoCo (pictured left to right) fit right into the more neutral tones of their apartment. There is enough space for all six roommates to gather, and not be cramped. The SoCo is in a slightly, darker gray tone which was intentional to not look as if they tried to match tones only to end up with drastically different colors. They complement each other well in the smaller space and serve to demonstrate some good examples of Couch Potatoes' sofas that will fit well in apartments.

The Stylish Ladybird

The Ladybird is a popular choice among apartment owners due to its retro-chic style, and trendy bolster pillows. The colors that you can choose to customize the Ladybird in, only serve to make it the focal point of any living room. If you lean towards a classier couch, you can also customize it in leather.

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The Wallace Untufted Sleeper Sofa

This particular sofa was designed with apartment living in mind. The Wallace Untufted sleeper sofa is perfect for when space is limited, but you still want to be able to accommodate guests. This sofa easily converts into a bed and has a sleek design that will complement any décor.

affordable sleeper sofas

The Track Reversible Sofa Chaise

This sofa is perfect for those who want to be able to change the layout of their living space. The Track Reversible Sofa Chaise can be arranged in a number of different ways, and can even be used as a makeshift guest bed. This sofa is also available in a variety of colors and fabrics, so you can customize it to match your apartment's décor.

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Sofas for Your Apartment

An apartment may not be the same as owning a house, but in this economy, it has its perks. Apartments come with cheaper monthly bills, smaller spaces to clean, and often come with some community amenities. But it also comes with some challenges- like how to make your apartment feel like home. You want your apartment to be a reflection of you without breaking the bank.

These are just a few of the many sofas that are available at Couch Potatoes that would be perfect for your apartment. Whether you're looking for a sofa that doubles as a guest bed, or one that can be rearranged to fit your changing needs, we have something for everyone.

Couch Potatoes has location in North and Central Austin, come stop by!


Written by Emily Holleran

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