The best sofas under £500

From two seaters to corner sofas, browse our pick of the best sofas under £500 for a budget-savvy set-up

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Whether you're shopping for your first sofa or looking for an affordable replacement as part of a living room redesign, there are plenty of stylish sofas designed to suit budgets of less than £500, without compromising on quality. 

Once you've decided what kind of sofa might suit your space – our guide to choosing a sofa can help with that – browse our pick of the best sofas under £500 and transform your space. Find the latest cheap sofa deals in our monthly update, too.

sofa from made.com

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1. Margot Two Seater Sofa

A luxurious, statement sofa for a fraction of the expected price

Specifications
Material: Velvet, wood and brass
Dimensions: H72cm x W130cm x D73cm
Reasons to buy
+Stylish design that feels high end+Available in 10 different colours+Makes a design statement
Reasons to avoid
-Not the best design for lounging

Perfect for those who enjoy a little more luxury in their life, the Margot Two Seater Sofa from Made makes a stylish and statement addition to a scheme that requires a touch of glamour, and all for less than £500. 

Available in inky greys and greens, as well as standout pinks and mustard shades, there's a finish to suit every taste and space.

archie sofa from john lewis and partners

(Image: © John Lewis & Partners)

2. House by John Lewis Archie II Small Two Seater Sofa

A sleek and stylish sofa with a broad selection of fabric finishes

Specifications
Material: Fabric and wood
Dimensions: H81cm x W143cm x D86cm
Reasons to buy
+Available in hundreds of different fabric finishes+Sleek design that won't go out of style+Perfect for compact spaces+High quality
Reasons to avoid
-May be too small for some

Designed with compact spaces in mind, the Archie II Small Two Seater Sofa from John Lewis & Partners is small, but mighty. With hundreds of fabric finishes to choose from, it's never been easier (or more affordable) to custom design a sofa that suits your space without compromise. 

What we love most about this sofa is its quality; a 10 year frame guarantee places this small and budget friendly option in line with more expensive options from both John Lewis & Partners, as well as their competitors. 

John Lewis Jackson Small 2 Seater Sofa

3. John Lewis Jackson Small Two Seater Sofa

A spongy two seater that’ll leave you with money left over

Specifications
Material: Fabric,Birch legs
Dimensions: H91cm x W141cm x D91cm
Reasons to buy
+ Great value + Clean lined and elegant 
Reasons to avoid
-Cushions not reversible

The clean lines and a simple design of this John Lewis & Partners Jackson Small Two Seater Sofa make for a sofa with an attractive finish, while foam and fibre cushions to provide a good level of support. 

Thanks to its birch wood legs, the encompassing style is minimalist and neutral, making it a great addition to the majority of lounge set ups. 

Moby 2 Seater Sofa

4. Moby Two Seater Sofa

An edgy velvet sofa that won’t fail to bring a splash of colour

Specifications
Material: 100% polyester, metal legs
Dimensions: H86cm x W124cm x D79cm
Reasons to buy
+ Bold bright colours available + Great for modern interiors 

While it’s not the kind of two seater sofa you would snuggle down and watch a film on, for a splash of colour in a bright, modern setup the Moby Sofa from Made is certainly one to consider. 

As the smallest sofa on our list, it makes a stylish addition to a large room or a striking focal point in a smaller space. With different finishes on offer – everything from blush pink velvet to a moody forest green – the finer details have been considered to deliver a carefully considered, sculpted sofa.

MADE Chou Sofa Bed with Storage

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5. MADE Chou Sofa Bed with Storage

Sofa-come-guest bed, this stylish set-up is pretty and practical

Specifications
Material: Solid pine and fabric
Dimensions: H190cm x W110cm x D43 cm
Reasons to buy
+Modern design+Converts into a double sofa bed+Has space for storage

If maximising space (as well as your budget) is top of your list of priorities, this gorgeous Chou Sofa Bed from Made makes a great choice for either the lounge or your spare bedroom. 

The fold mechanism is easy to operate, providing enough room for two guests to sleep once laid flat, or for three to sit comfortably when upright. Available in beige, grey and two shades of blue, there's a shade to suit every space.

As if all of this wasn't enough, it even comes with ample space for storing pillows and other bedding.

House by John Lewis Arlo Small 2 Seater Sofa

6. House by John Lewis Arlo Small 2 Seater Sofa

While just on the £500 cusp, this stylish winged arm sofa is certainly worth maxing out your budget for

Specifications
Material: Fabric and wood
Dimensions: H83cm x W154cm x D88cm
Reasons to buy
+Heaps of colours to choose from +Light or dark leg finish available

With a plush cushioned back and flared arms, this modern Arlo Small Two Seater Sofa from John Lewis & Partners is designed with comfort in mind.

Available in a huge variety of colours, this sofa can be expected to fit in perfectly with any interior design scheme. Bespoke sofa? This is the closest you'll come for less than £500. Bargain. 

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