Your home is where you spend most of your time, or at least that tends to be the norm. It is the place where you can relax and unwind, and cozy up for some relaxing time. Basically, it is where you should be able to feel the most comfortable, and what helps with this, is having the right furniture.
The living room, in particular, is where most people spend their at-home time, whether it be to watch TV, read a book, or simply hang out with family and friends. And what’s a living room without a good couch set? Exactly, it is an absolute must, and it should be as good as possible.
But here’s the thing, finding a high-quality and comfortable couch set that also matches your home aesthetic, isn’t always going to be cheap. And at the end of the day, it’s an investment worth broadening your budget for, as you will use it on a daily basis for many years to come!
If this is your first time purchasing your very own couch set, you might be wondering how much it costs, just so that you get an estimate idea…and the truth is that it depends. As a general rule, a couch set under $500 would be considered an absolute steal. Between $500 and $1500 is pretty much the average of what you can expect. And above $1500 is what you would have to pay for a brand new designer couch set with high-end materials and designs.
So…how much should you be spending on your sofa? And what affects the price of a couch set? Let’s talk a little more about it!
The Average Cost of a Good Couch Set
We’ve already mentioned the average ranges of price in couch sets, but we’ll cover it again with a little more detail.
Basically, you can find couch sets for all sorts of prices, depending on the couch set, its condition, its design and brand, the place where you are buying from, and whether you get lucky and find a deal or not.
As a general rule, any couch set under $500 is considered to be very cheap, and you should not be quick to trust it. Sofas this cheap usually aren’t the best, so before you celebrate your luck, double-check that it is actually a good couch set, because chances are it won’t be, sadly.
Now, any couch set between $500 and $1500 is pretty much standard. You can find some pretty high-quality and good couch sets within this range, especially if you look for accessible brands and designs, and manage to snag up a deal. If you want a normal sofa, and nothing too fancy, then this is definitely the price range you should estimate for yourself.
As for extra high-quality couch sets that are designer, from reputable brands, and made from the best possible materials…you really won’t find any for under $1500. In fact, we’d say that as a general rule, you can expect to pay more than $2000 for a high-end couch set. Of course, this is quite expensive, so it’s not the price range we would estimate for the average consumer!
Factors that Affect the Price of a Couch Set
If you had never thought about how much a sofa can cost, you might now be wondering to yourself, “why are they so pricey?” Well, welcome to adulthood, furniture is expensive. Makes you understand why parents always yell at children to be careful of the sofa right?
Anyway, the reason they are pricey is that a couch set is a big piece of furniture for your living room, something that will be used on a daily basis, for years to come. They can take a lot of materials to make!
That being said, if you’re wondering what can affect a couch set from being more or less expensive, here are some of the main factors that will raise or lower the price:
Sofas can be bigger or smaller, and couch sets can have different amounts of set pieces, making them overall bigger or smaller too. The bigger a couch set is, the more expensive it will be, for obvious reasons. So you might want to think about how big you want it to be, depending on the use that will be given to it, and the room it will be in.
Simplistic couch sets will be a lot cheaper than more finely designed ones, and the same goes for what’s in trend or not. If a certain couch set design has become popular, prices will soar, which is why we recommend looking for something you like, and not something that the media tells you to like.
Brands add reputation and prestige to their products, and couch sets are not exempt. The more high-end a brand is, the more expensive the products will be. However, this doesn’t always necessarily equate with quality. You can find plenty of good couch sets at more affordable brands!
Couch sets can be made out of all sorts of things, and depending on the materials, the price will go up and down. Not only due to the quality or raw price of the material itself, but because some materials are harder to work with than others, and some materials are more comfortable than others and therefore add more value to the final product.
The Time of Year
Yes, the time of year can indeed affect the price of a couch set. For example, if you go shopping just before the Christmas holidays, prices are going to be inflated. But if you go during the January sales, or wait for a Black Friday deal or similar, you will get the same couch set for a lot cheaper! It is absolutely worth looking out for the right time of year, and the right deals!
The price of a good couch set can depend on many different things, mainly being the type of couch set, the design, and where you are buying it.
As a general rule, anything under $500 will be dirt cheap (and probably not very good), and anything over $2000 is insanely good quality, but expensive. So basically, the estimated price of an accessible good couch set is between $1000 and $2000, give or take.