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Couches or Airbnb in 2024: Beautiful & Durable Options

Whether curled up to watch TV or gathered to play a board game, guests will appreciate a functional place to congregate. There are a few key characteristics involved in picking the best couch for Airbnb. Read on for our top picks for the best Airbnb couches!

Best Couches for Airbnb

Our Favorite Couch for Airbnb

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Factors to Consider When Buying a Couch for Airbnb

Your Airbnb rental furniture needs to be durable and affordable to withstand above-average wear and tear. However, as a centerpiece item, your couch should look stylish and feel comfortable.


In our opinion, leather or faux leather is the best choice. Stylish and luxurious, yet easy to clean. While you should watch out for scratches or water stains, the material won’t fade or tear as quickly as most other materials.


For your Airbnb, you want furniture that can stand up to near-constant use to avoid costly replacements or unattractive wear.

Sturdy, well-designed, and well-built couches will be a good long-term investment. Moreover, choosing a couch made with stain, tear, and fade-resistant material can mean your couch won’t need constant maintenance.

Style & Color

Whether your Airbnb is ultra-modern or classic and cozy, make sure the centerpiece furniture matches the overall look. Choosing darker colors like black, brown, and navy can reduce the appearance of stains or discoloration over time.


Ultimately, few pieces of rental furniture will get as much use as a sofa. Seating is a crucial part of any room but will be particularly important for Airbnb’s with central living spaces. Our top pick does double-duty as both a seating area and extra seating space for ultimate functionality.


While both durability and affordability are important, do not sacrifice comfort. Choose a couch that will be comfortable to sit on in a material that isn’t scratchy or abrasive.


Couches for Airbnb should be affordable in case replacement is necessary, but shouldn’t be so cheap that they are easily broken. The balance between quality and affordability is an important one to maintain.


A sofa bed or futon can serve dual purposes as a centerpiece couch and as a useful way to increase sleep capacity. The flexibility of a pull-out couch or futon is also great for last-minute guest requests to expand their party. Check out our article on the Best Sofa Beds for Airbnb here

Rental Recon Tip: Futons and sofa beds are notoriously less comfortable than regular mattresses. By adding one of the best mattress toppers for Airbnb you can ensure that your guests are as comfortable as possible on your pullout couch.

Our Top Pick: Novogratz Brittany Futon

The Novograzt futon tops our list of best sofa beds for Airbnb. This is an easy-to-use, easy-to-clean, and elegant faux leather option. There are three reclining options and a split-back design. The classy and neutral color options will suit any decor and will be easy to maintain over time.

Easy to Use

Guests won’t struggle to convert the Novograzt from a sofa to a bed and back. With a reclining back and removable cushions, even guests with mobility issues should have no issues

Easy to Clean

The faux leather of the Novograzt is low maintenance and stain resistant. Simply wipe it down with a wet cloth and it’s good to go.

Other Great Options:

Rivet Aiden Mid-Century Modern Leather Sofa

Designed impeccably, this impressive option is a sleek modern couch. Sitting on tapered wood legs, the bench seat cushion has a beautiful diamond pattern and comes in many attractive colors. Overall, we found that both the style and design of this couch have remained timeless, even in the face of above-average use.

Top Features:

  • Modern Style
  • Easy to Clean
  • Easy to Assemble
Last update was on: May 27, 2024

Signature Design by Ashley Morelos Contemporary Leather Sofa

This contemporary option gives the immediate impression of comfort and luxury. With the polyester/vinyl finish, plush cushions, and rich color, guests immediately will feel at home. Our guests loved that this couch has a recliner built in. Some even reported falling asleep! While we are sad they missed out on the excellent mattress topper in the bedroom, we were thrilled they found the couch so inviting and comfortable.

Top Features:

  • Comfortable Recline
  • Arrives Fully Assembled
  • Trusted Brand Name
Last update was on: May 27, 2024

Modway Loft Tufted Button Faux Leather Upholstered Sofa

With a linear design and delicate trim piping, the Modway Loft is a perfect addition to any minimalist-designed Airbnb. While the design style might be minimalist, the comfort is most certainly not.

Available in a number of both light and dark colors, the cushions come with two pattern options. Stylish and sleek, your guests will be impressed at first sight.

Top Features:

  • Comfortable
  • Mid-Century Style
  • Matching Set Available
15 new from $603.92
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Last update was on: May 27, 2024

Need chairs for your Airbnb? Check out our list of the best chairs for Airbnb here…>>

HONBAY Faux Leather Sectional Sofa Couch Reversible L-Shaped Couch Sofa

The handsome studded faux leather of the HONBAY gives this couch a luxurious and expensive look, despite the affordable price. With a detachable ottoman, the L-shape of this couch is adaptable and can fit in almost any space. This piece can be moved to either the left or right side of the couch or even the middle. No matter what space you have, this couch can be arranged to fit it perfectly.

Top Features:

  • Adjustable Ottoman
  • Storage Space
  • Solid Wood Frame
1 new from $549.99
Last update was on: May 27, 2024

Rental Recon Tip: Stuck on how to style the rest of your space? Don’t worry, Rental Recon has got you covered. Check out my decor tips today!


Considering the durability, ease of cleaning, comfortability, ease of assembly, style, design, and price will help you narrow down your options. By finding a balance between quality and affordability as we have, we know the positive reviews will reflect your careful consideration.

Worried you’re missing out on something in another part of your rental? I’ve been refining my Vacation Rentals Essentials Checklist for years to help make sure that you’re the best host you can be. Check it out HERE!

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