The best sofas under £500: creating your perfect lounge doesn’t have to be expensive

From two seaters to corner sofas and even something quirky, we’ve put together a list of the best sofas under £500 for a budget-savvy set-up

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Whether you’re moving into your first home or you have your budget focused elsewhere, don’t feel like you have to compromise when you invest in a sofa under £500. Colour, comfort and size options are all available in abundance, the only material you won’t be able to get hold of is leather. 

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The best sofa under £500 has to be the Darcey Corner Sofa, thanks to its spaciousness, comfort levels and neutral colour range. However, if the corduroy style isn’t for you, there are plenty of fabric sofas under £500 from retailers such as Wayfair and Furniture Village that offer a more contemporary finish. 

If you want your sofa to have a stylish, quirky edge, both Made and John Lewis have some fab sofas under £500 in their selection. From the Moby 2 Seater for a punchy splash of colour to the elegant Leyton, which folds out into a comfortable double sofa bed when guests comes to stay, it’s actually pretty eye-opening to see what you can get for your money these days.  

The best sofa under £500

1. Darcey Corner Sofa

Pillowy, cushy and with four neutral colours available, this sizable corner sofa is perfect for traditional lounges

Specifications
Material: Corded fabric, plastic
Dimensions: H83cmxW212cmxD90cm
Reasons to buy
+ Plenty of room to relax + Four colours to choose from 

If comfort is your priority, this spacious corner sofa is certainly one to be considered. With room for at least two people and one lucky lounger, this is the ultimate buy for cosy evenings. With loose cushions at the back, you have the freedom to arrange them to meet your comfort requirements, and with the option to choose between left or right orientation, you can ensure that the sofa will fit your lounge layout perfectly. 

Oxford Corner Sofa

2. Oxford Corner Sofa

This stylish corner sofa will give your lounge a contemporary edge

Specifications
Material: Fabric, wood, metal legs
Dimensions: H72cmxW201cmxD138cm
Reasons to buy
+ Sleek and understated + Spring foam seats 

If contemporary style is more you, the clean lines, neutral colour tones and silver metal legs of this sofa make it the perfect choice. While it may not have quite the ‘sink in and chill’ feel of our first pick, it features foam spring seats and a foam and fibre back to provide the right level of support and comfort. Certainly not as large as our first pick, this corner sofa is also ideal for people with smaller lounges. 

John Lewis Jackson Small 2 Seater Sofa

3. John Lewis Jackson Small 2 Seater Sofa

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

Specifications
Material: Fabric,Birch legs
Dimensions: H91cmxW141cmxD91cm
Reasons to buy
+ Great value + Clean lined and elegant 

If you like the contemporary design of our second pick but don’t require a corner sofa, this 2 seater sofa from John Lewis is a great alternative. It features the same clean lines for an attractive finish and 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 2 Seater Sofa

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

Specifications
Material: 100% polyester, metal legs
Dimensions: H86cmxW124cmxD79cm
Reasons to buy
+ Bold bright colours available + Great for modern interiors 

While it’s not the kind of 2 seater sofa you would snuggle down and watch a movie on, for a splash of colour in a bright, modern setup the Moby is certainly one to consider. As the smallest sofa on our list it makes the perfect feature in a large room or centrepiece to a smaller room, and with different colours combined with different legs, the finer details have been considered to deliver the a carefully considered, sculpted sofa. 

John Lewis Leyton Sofa Bed

5. John Lewis Leyton Sofa Bed

Doubling up as a sofa and a double bed, this one is great for those being ultra savvy with their cash

Specifications
Material: Rubber wood, Plywood, pine and fabric
Dimensions: H78cmxW218cmxD88cm
Reasons to buy
+ Streamlined design + Converts into a double sofa bed 

Whether you’re maximising your budget or looking to make the most out of your space, this contemporary sofa is 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. When upright, there’s enough space for 2 people to sit comfortably, with the foam and fibre filling providing ample comfort.  

Twilight Small 2 Seater Fabric Sofa

6. Twilight Small 2 Seater Fabric 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: H84cmxW152cmxD96cm
Reasons to buy
+ Traditional design + Range of attractive colours available 

If you’re a traditionalist at heart, this 2 seater sofa will certainly appeal. With a high back and winged arms, it’s made with comfort in mind, and with a stylish flat weave and wooden feet, exudes quality and finesse. Available in a range of colours including lily navy and lily fuschia, you’re almost certain to find one that harmonises with your current colour palette, and when it comes to all the 2 seater sofas in the list, this one offers up the most space. 

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