Last Updated on June 19, 2023 by Rental Recon
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!
What is the Best Couch for Airbnb and Vacation Rentals?
Other Great Alternatives:
- Rivet Aiden Mid-Century Modern Leather Sofa
- Signature Design by Ashley Morelos Contemporary Leather Sofa
- Modway Loft Tufted Button Faux Leather Upholstered Sofa
- HONBAY Faux Leather Sectional Sofa Couch Reversible L-Shaped Couch Sofa
Make sure and check out all of our Airbnb living room essentials here…>>
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:
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.
- Modern Style
- Easy to Clean
- Easy to Assemble
- This sleek, mid-century inspired leather sofa is designed to impress. A tufted bench seat cushion, plush back cushions, tapered wood legs, and tidy bolster pillows provide just the right mix of comfort and contemporary edge.
- 86.6"W x 36.2"D x 30.3"H; 17.7" seat height; 23.2" seat depth
- Solid hardwood frame, tapered wood legs, and foam padding with top grain leather upholstery for strength and comfort
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.
- Comfortable Recline
- Arrives Fully Assembled
- Trusted Brand Name
- RICH DETAILS: Includes real leather interior seating area; skillfully matched polyester/vinyl (faux leather) elsewhere. Corner-blocked frame and high-resiliency foam cushions offer comfort and support
- REAL/FAUX LEATHER: Why overpay? This smartly designed couch puts the leather where it counts (on the interior seating area). Faux leather on the sides/back keeps the cost comfortably priced
- SPACIOUS COMFORT: Measuring 85" W x 38" D x 37" H, this sofa can transform a room and create the ultimate seating arrangement when paired with a chair or two
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.
- Mid-Century Style
- Matching Set Available
- MODERN SOFA - A striking addition to living rooms, lounge areas, and office reception spaces, this mid-century sofa's linear design and tubular polished metal legs bring retro style to the home
- STYLISH COMFORT - This living room sofa is complete with dense foam padding and a sinuous spring support system, offering a comfortable seat while you rest and relax
- VEGAN LEATHER UPHOLSTERY - Covered in smooth vegan leather upholstery, this stylish couch brings a sleek finish to both formal and casual living areas. Cushions are removable for easy cleaning
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.
- Adjustable Ottoman
- Storage Space
- Solid Wood Frame
- Easy assembly: Faux leather feels comfortable and delicate;The sectional sofa frame is made of solid wood, and the seat cushion has pocket coils and serpentine springs;No tools required and easy to assemble
- Ultimate space optimizer: Our movable ottoman can be attached to any position of 4-seat couch: left, right, or in the middle
- Storage space: L shaped sofa has a storage bag and a movable storage ottoman;They can be used to place remote control, blanket, etc
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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.
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