7 Linen Sofas That Strike a Good Balance Between Casual and Refined

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Linen Sofas Will Give Your Room That Lived-in FeelSoumi Sarkar


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We already know that linen material, typically woven from the flax plant, makes for good airy sheets. The fabric is great for keeping cool in the summertime and gives your bedroom that lived-in look worthy of Pinterest. If you thought the material is comfortable as bedding and as clothes, imagine how comfortable it is for the living room. Yes, if you haven't heard of a linen sofa, now is the time to read up on this style. It may be just the piece your home needs for that relaxed coastal look.

We searched high and low to find you the best linen sofas on the market right now, across multiple price points and in many different silhouettes. The versatile upholstery can match to any of your seating preferences. If you prefer firmer seating or sinking into extra deep couches, there are linen couches available in different levels of thickness. If you want to hop on the skirted furniture trend, we have a Serena & Lily pick with grandmillennial flair. Homes with kids or pets will love our stain-resistant picks. Of course, we took price into consideration, including both luxury couches that are well worth the investment, and budget picks for more conservative shoppers. We even found the perfect option for your small space, so scroll on to find the linen couch of your dreams.


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The Dune Sofa

This linen couch from Maiden Home is designed for lounging. The slipcovered sofa has it all: cloud-like comfort, deep sink-in cushions and, perhaps most impressive for a white sofa, incredibly stain-resistant fabric. “The sofa looks brand spanking new again," wrote one reviewer after machine washing the slipcovers of her three-year-old sofa. "The covers fit like a glove. Every single stubborn stain that I had tried so hard to get out with a Bissell spot cleaner came out after just one cycle in the washing machine. We’re talking Cheeto dust, ink pen, chocolate, wine, you name it — all gone!" Not to mention, multiple reviewers say this couch is great for pet owners, too, since the material holds up well.

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fmaidenhome.com%2Fcollections%2Fthe-dune-sofa&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.housebeautiful.com%2Fshopping%2Ffurniture%2Fg61057970%2Fbest-linen-sofas%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>The Dune Sofa</p><p>maidenhome.com</p><p>$2790.00</p>

Devair Armless Loveseat

This loveseat is upholstered in a bright linen blend, and its armless design means it's comfortable to sit in a variety of positions. “Loved this love seat,” one reviewer wrote. “It was for my husband's home office so the size is perfect. Not too big, but still enough room for two people to sit on it comfortably. It was easy to assemble." It's definitely on the smaller side, but for studio apartments, sunrooms, or guest rooms, it's the perfect additional seating.

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wayfair.com%2F--%2Fpdp%2Febern-designs--devair-44.4-armless-loveseat-x112559320-l305-w001448219.html&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.housebeautiful.com%2Fshopping%2Ffurniture%2Fg61057970%2Fbest-linen-sofas%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Devair Armless Loveseat</p><p>wayfair.com</p><p>$176.00</p>

Riley Napa White Sofa Bed

Not only is this sofa timeless and comfortable, it folds out into a sleeper sofa with a mattress about eight inches shorter than a queen, making it a smart pick for homes with frequent guests. The sofa bed has been upholstered in a durable, stain-repellant fabric, and the frame has a legless, low-profile design. Plus, the cushions are comfortable, but not so deep that it's difficult to sit up.

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.article.com%2Fproduct%2F24118%2Friley-napa-white-sofa-bed&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.housebeautiful.com%2Fshopping%2Ffurniture%2Fg61057970%2Fbest-linen-sofas%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Riley Napa White Sofa Bed</p><p>article.com</p><p>$2099.00</p>

L Shaped Couch

This budget-friendly sofa offers all of the breeziness of linen with much less of the hassle. If you’re moving soon or can’t afford to wait four to eight weeks for a made-to-order couch, this piece is a great option. The L-shaped sectional allows guests to spread out and enjoy the sofa. Plus, there’s no need to be stuck with one orientation for the chaise—the alignment is reversible. “The quality of the small sofa is exceptional. The upholstery is soft to the touch and feels durable, making it easy to clean and maintain,” one reviewer wrote. “The solid wood frame feels sturdy and well-constructed, ensuring that the sofa will stand the test of time.”

<p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07LC9FTTK?tag=syn-yahoo-20&ascsubtag=%5Bartid%7C10057.g.61057970%5Bsrc%7Cyahoo-us" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>L Shaped Couch</p><p>amazon.com</p><p>$299.99</p>

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Dawson Extended Sofa

For a sofa with the length of a daybed and a silhouette reminiscent of the iconic RH cloud sofa, look no further. The Castlery sofa's removable fabric is easy to maintain, and its neutral color means you can customize it to fit your space with pillows and throw blankets of your choice. “First, Castlery customer service and the delivery were both excellent,” one reviewer wrote. “The sofa fits perfectly in my space, is so comfortable, and all it needed was a few accent pillows.”

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.castlery.com%2Fus%2Fproducts%2Fdawson-extended-sofa&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.housebeautiful.com%2Fshopping%2Ffurniture%2Fg61057970%2Fbest-linen-sofas%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Dawson Extended Sofa</p><p>castlery.com</p><p>$2997.00</p>

Meriwether Sofa

If you know you'll be napping on your couch more than you'll be sitting in it, the stacked cushion base in this sofa should be very enticing to you. The cushions are 31 inches deep to give you that sink-in feel, and it's available in a variety of linen fabrics, including Montauk Performance Linen, Basketweave Linen, and Belgian Linen. Choose between a few in-stock options or customize it to your heart's content. "The Meriwether sofa is a dream!" one reviewer wrote. "Stylish, comfy, and spacious—its wide cushions are like a twin bed. Perfect for guests, pets, and cozy nights in."

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.anthropologie.com%2Fanthroliving%2Fshop%2Fmto%2Fmeriwether-sofa%3Fcolor%3D940%26size%3DALL%25E6%2584%25A6%25E7%2581%25AD%253Btype%253DSTANDARD&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.housebeautiful.com%2Fshopping%2Ffurniture%2Fg61057970%2Fbest-linen-sofas%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Meriwether Sofa</p><p>anthropologie.com</p><p>$2998.00</p>

Grady Pleated Sofa in Wheat Washed Linen

Serena and Lily is known for relaxed, beachy decor fit for any modern coastal home, and the airiness of linen only intensifies that. This elegant yet casual sofa has a pleated skirt that drapes beautifully in a warm neutral yellow. It's extra comfortable because of the fiber-wrapped foam and pre-washed linen to eliminate any scratchiness.

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.serenaandlily.com%2Fproducts%2Fgrady-pleated-sofa-in-wheat-washed-linen%2F996010&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.housebeautiful.com%2Fshopping%2Ffurniture%2Fg61057970%2Fbest-linen-sofas%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Grady Pleated Sofa in Wheat Washed Linen</p><p>Serena & Lily</p><p>$7198.00</p><span class="copyright">Serena & Lily</span>

How We Selected the Best Linen Sofas

In my search for the best linen sofas, I spent 10+ hours researching top furniture brands for the best quality sofas they offered. I evaluated options at editor-trusted brands such as Article, Maiden Home, and Serena & Lily. I also scoured customer reviews on Wayfair and Amazon to find budget picks that were worth the hype. Diving deeper into the market research, I checked the dimensions of individual couches to determine which sofas might be better fit for smaller spaces, and selected sofas with cushions of various thicknesses and fills, to accommodate a variety of seating preferences. I also checked for the type of linen upholstery used, as linen blended with another material can lead to a difference in hand-feel, while pre-washed linen often softens the initial scratchiness. I only selected the products with the most positive customer reviews, so you know you're getting the best of the best recommendations.

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Why Trust House Beautiful?

House Beautiful is dedicated to finding the best pieces for your home, no matter what your budget or design preference is. We are experts in reviewing and buying big pieces of furniture, from mattresses to sectionals. We're particularly obsessed with sofas and couches, because we know you're going to spend a great deal of your time lounging on them. We've covered every style under the sun, from cushy down-filled sofas to curved couches that add dimension to your space to now linen sofas that give your home a relaxed feel.

Additionally, as the associate shopping editor at House Beautiful, I have researched dozens of couches throughout my time here, including reclining sofas and sleeper sofas. I've even written about sofa covers in addition to testing luxury bedding made from linen firsthand, so I know what to look for when it comes to shopping for linen couches.

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