5 Best Apartment Sofas Under $500

Let’s be honest: furniture shopping — and the big budget it often requires — only gets a special kind of person excited. I’m one of those rare breeds — few things get me more pumped than shopping. Digging to the depths of the internet. Walking through stores until your feet hurt and your gas tank is empty. Facing the reality that your measly funds won’t go far. Shopping for your first apartment can be kind of a downer sometimes. Well, chin up, friends who loathe to shop…I’m here to save the day!

This post is the first installment of a series of blogs where I’ll hunt down the best apartment necessities for the best bargain. So, sit back, kick up your feet, and furnish your new place from the comforts of your couch (eeeerrr…floor?). Today, I’m covering couches, but stay tuned: I’ll be tackling dining sets, accent chairs, lamps, mattresses, and beds over the next few weeks.

Alright, let’s jump in. Keep scrolling for the 5 best apartment sofas for under $500.

1. IKEA’s FRIHETEN Sleeper Sofa $499


Where you have someone crash for the night or you want a sofa/bed combo to save space/cash, this one is a winner!

2. Joss & Main’s Riya Sofa $300



Nice standard couch for a killer price.

3. 9 by Novogratz Vintage Tufted Sofa Sleeper $300


Stylish, but functional…this vintage-inspired couch from Walmart easily converts into a futon-style sleeper. Other colors available.

4. Dorel Home Furnishings Storage Futon $350


This convertible sleeper sofa from Kmart has extra storage where you can hide your bedding during the day! 😍

5. Houzz’s Mid-Century Modern Linen Futon Sofa $330


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Audra is a recent college graduate and an aspiring writer based in her home state of Georgia. She’s a lover of the sweetest Southern tea, warm weather, and decorating with lots of color, DIY projects, and shabby chic pieces. Her apartment living journey is still young, so she’s busy navigating the ups and downs and learning along the way. For more from Audra, follow her on Pinterest or check out her website shepenspretty.com.

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