Reviewed: The Most Comfortable Sofas at Interior Define

Reviewed: The Most Comfortable Sofas at Interior Define

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Arlyn Hernandez
Jun 12, 2017

With a slogan like "Beautiful design. Customized by you. Accessibly priced." the values of Interior Define are music to our design-loving ears. Based out of Chicago, the mostly online retailer truly does offer a wide range of sofas with a plethora of customizing options, high-quality construction and very reasonable prices. And, even though our very own Maxwell Ryan has collaborated with the brand on numerous occasions for his own sofa designs, we're definitely not biased in saying Interior Define sofas should definitely be on your short list of sofa companies to consider. Check out our thoughts on these 14 models we tested with our Apartment Therapy Sofa Squad.

A little info about Interior Define:

Like many other online sale-centric furniture retailers (though note that they do have shops in Lincoln Park, Chicago, and a new one in Manhattan's SoHo), Interior Define can keep its prices low—most of their 3-seater sofas coming in well under $2,000—by not having to pay a middle man. Some other great perks of this brand are free swatches, free shipping and delivery, a ton of customization options with lengths, feet and fabric, and a generous 365-day return policy.

The Sofas

Maxwell Fabric Sofa

The Specs

  • Price(s): Starting at $1,500
  • Available sizes: 82"w x 42"d x 31"h / 86"w x 42"d x 31"h / 90"w x 42"d x 31"h /
  • Available colors: 72 upholstery options / 15 leg options
  • Additional notes: Style also available in slipcovered, apartment sofa, slipcovered apartment sofa, slipcovered sofa with left chaise, slipcovered sofa with right chaise, fabric sofa with left chaise, fabric sofa with right chaise, U-sectional, ottoman, accent chair, and slipcovered accent chair

The Rating

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Tester's Thoughts

→ "This is super comfy. It looks and feels like a well-loved vintage piece." - Janel Laban

→ "The Maxwell is really soft and has a great height for me, but it's a little relaxed for my liking." - Vanessa Warlow

→ "Firm and soft in all the right ways and places." - Brittney Morgan


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Ms. Chesterfield

The Specs

  • Price(s): Starting at $1,400
  • Available sizes: 74"w x 38.5"d x 28"h / 78"w x 38.5"d x 28"h / 82"w x 38.5"d x 28"h / 86"w x 38.5"d x 28"h / 90"w x 38.5"d x 28"h / 94"w x 38.5"d x 28"h / 98"w x 38.5"d x 28"h / 102"w x 38.5"d x 28"h / 106"w x 38.5"d x 28"h
  • Available colors: 64 upholstery options /16 leg options
  • Additional notes: Style also available in fabric sofa with left chaise, fabric sofa with right chaise, and corner sectional

The Rating

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Tester's Thoughts

→ "It's definitely on the firmer side but not necessarily in a bad way, and the tons of cushions it comes with are perfect. Also, the dark blue velvet I tested was STUNNING." - Brittney Morgan

→ "Sure, this is really stylish, but it was too deep for me without stacking a bunch of cushions behind me for my back." - Henry Chen


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Caitlin Fabric Sofa

The Specs

  • Price(s): Starting at $1,800
  • Available sizes: 75"w x 34"d x 36"h / 79"w x 34"d x 36"h / 83"w x 34"d x 36"h / 87"w x 34"d x 36"h / 91"w x 34"d x 36"h
  • Available colors: 70 upholstery options / 13 leg options
  • Additional notes: Style also available in fabric sofa with right chaise, fabric sectional with left chaise, corner sectional, accent chair

The Rating

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Tester's Thoughts

→ "The model I tested felt a little too short with a surprisingly shallow sit." - Henry Chen

→ "This is definitely a more formal sofa. It's quite upright." - Janel Laban


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Henry Fabric Sofa

The Specs

  • Price(s): Starting at $1,600
  • Available sizes: 77"w x 38"d x 30"h / 81"w x 38"d x 30"h / 85"w x 38"d x 30"h / 89"w x 38"d x 30"h / 93"w x 38"d x 30"h
  • Available colors: 72 upholstery options / 3 leg options
  • Additional notes: Style also available in fabric sofa with right chaise, fabric sofa with left chaise, corner sectional and chaise

The Rating

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Tester's Thoughts

→ "Obviously the best-named sofa! I'm not a fan of the hard, square arms, but the Henry was the best combination of seat height, depth and recline for me. Especially as I get older, softer sofas, or ones where it's impossible to sit with a straight back, are just flat-out 'nos' for me." - Henry Chen

→ "This felt really low." - Vanessa Warlow

→ "This had a nice soft seat and a low profile, which feels very comfortable for my 5'5" height." - Janel Laban


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Jasper Short Right Chaise Sectional

The Specs

  • Price(s): Starting at $2,700
  • Available sizes: 60"w x 36"d chaise with 60"w x 36"d sofa / 60"w x 36"d chaise with 60"w x 48"d sofa / 60"w x 36"d chaise with 72"w x 36"d sofa / 60"w x 36"d chaise with 72"w x 48"d sofa
  • Available colors: 68 upholstery options / 2 leg options
  • Additional notes: Style also available in short right chaise sectional with pillows, long right chaise sectional, short deep right chaise sectional, long deep right chaise sectional, long right chaise sectional with pillows, short deep right chaise sectional with pillows, and long deep right chaise sectional with pillows

The Rating

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Tester's Thoughts

→ "This was softer than I expected from the streamlined, clean look." - Janel Laban

→ "Though not necessarily my style aesthetically, it was certainly comfortable." - Brittney Morgan

→ "The seat is initially comfortable, but I can see how it might feel too firm if sitting for too long, though I have to comment on the great back support!" - Henry Chen


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Sloan Fabric Sofa

The Specs

  • Price(s): Starting at $1,300
  • Available sizes: 75"w x 36"d x 35"h / 79"w x 36"d x 35"h / 83"w x 36"d x 35"h / 87"w x 36"d x 35"h / 91"w x 36"d x 35"h /
  • Available colors: 72 upholstery options / 17 leg options
  • Additional notes: Style also available in apartment sofa, U-sectional, fabric chaise, leather corner sectional, corner sectional, leather sofa, leather apartment sofa, leather sofa with right chaise, leather sofa with left chaise, leather accent chair, fabric sofa with left chaise, fabric sofa with right chaise, and accent chair

The Rating

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Tester's Thoughts

→ "I was asked if I would purchase this sofa based on comfort, and my answer is an easy 'yes' because I've already bought this sofa! Though the store sofa was much softer than the one I bought!" - Vanessa Warlow

→ "The Sloan was my favorite sofa at Interior Define. It was super comfortable and my favorite look, so overall, it was a win for me." - Brittney Morgan


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Sloan Sleeper Sofa

The Specs

  • Price(s): Starting at $1,900
  • Available size: 79"w x 36"d x 35"h
  • Available colors: 72 upholstery options

The Rating

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Tester's Thoughts

→ "This is not as comfortable as the regular Sloan, probably just because it feels smaller." - Brittney Morgan

→ "Not the greatest sofa to sit on. The seat is too firm, but I guess that's the trade off for being a sleeper." - Henry Chen

→ "The Sloan Sleeper was a little more structured/upright than most of the other I.D. sofas. I'd consider purchasing it, but for a secondary space." - Janel Laban


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Asher Fabric Sofa

The Specs

  • Price(s): Starting at $1,200
  • Available sizes: 73"w x 37"d x 33"h / 77"w x 37"d x 33"h / 81"w x 37"d x 33"h / 85"w x 37"d x 33"h /
  • Available colors: 72 upholstery options / 14 leg options
  • Additional notes: Style also available in corner sectional, 2-seat sofa with left chaise, 2-seat sofa with right chaise, 3-seat sofa with left chaise, and 3-seat sofa with right chaise

The Rating

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Tester's Thoughts

→ "The slanted arms are a nice touch; they seem comfy for leaning a pillow against." - Janel Laban

→ "I'd say this was stiff overall. Maybe good for a hotel lobby?" - Henry Chen


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Rose Fabric Sofa

The Specs

  • Price(s): Starting at $1,500
  • Available sizes: 79"w x 39"d x 33"h / 83"w x 39"d x 33"h / 87"w x 39"d x 33"h
  • Available colors: 53 upholstery options / 2 leg options
  • Additional notes: Style also available in fabric apartment sofa, fabric sofa with right chaise, fabric sofa with left chaise and accent chair

The Rating

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Tester's Thoughts

→ "This looks comfier than it sits. It's way more upright and has less give than expected." - Janel Laban

→ "I'm tall, but it just felt too short for me to be able to nap on." - Brittney Morgan


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Oliver Fabric Sofa with Reversible Chaise

The Specs

  • Price(s): Starting at $1,900
  • Available sizes: 90"w x 63"d x 34"h / 94"w x 63"d x 34"h / 98"w x 63"d x 34"h / 102"w x 63"d x 34"h / 106"w x 63"d x 34"h /
  • Available colors: 72 upholstery options / 13 leg options
  • Additional notes: Style also available in fabric apartment sofa, corner sectional and accent chair

The Rating

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Tester's Thoughts

→ "The Oliver is the perfect combination of just about everything. I already purchased the Sloan, but if I had to buy another sofa instead, I would def go with the Oliver. I like relaxed sofas with a deep seat and this was perfect, plus the height felt just right (I'm 5'8" and 6-months pregnant, so that's super important for me!)." - Vanessa Warlow

→ "I'd like this more if there were a cushion for the arms." - Henry Chen



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Owens Fabric Sofa

The Specs

  • Price(s): Starting at $1,300
  • Available sizes: 70"w x 33"d x 32"h / 74"w x 33"d x 32"h / 78"w x 33"d x 32"h / 82"w x 33"d x 32"h / 86"w x 33"d x 32"h
  • Available colors: 72 upholstery options / 14 leg options
  • Additional notes: Style also available in fabric sofa with left chaise, fabric sofa with right chaise, corner sectional, leather sofa with right chaise, leather sofa with left chaise, accent chair, leather accent chair, ottoman and chaise

The Rating

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Tester's Thoughts

→ "I'd have to say this was crisp in style but also comfy!" - Janel Laban

→ "For sitting, it was pretty comfortable, but a little disappointed it wasn't as good when laying down." - Henry Chen

→ "This felt pretty average to me across the board." - Vanessa Warlow


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Ainsley Fabric Sofa

The Specs

  • Price(s): Starting at $1,800
  • Available sizes: 77"w x 41"d x 35"h / 81"w x 41"d x 35"h / 85"w x 41"d x 35"h / 89"w x 41"d x 35"h / 93"w x 41"d x 35"h
  • Available colors: 68 upholstery options / 3 leg options
  • Additional notes: Style also available in apartment sofa, fabric sofa with left chaise, fabric sofa with right chaise, corner sectional, U-sectional and accent chair

The Rating

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Tester's Thoughts

→ "This is huge and comfortable, though not my favorite aesthetically." - Brittney Morgan

→ "The Ainsley felt kind of springy to me and less relaxed than other sofas tested." - Janel Laban

→ "I found this just too deep for sitting with little back support." - Henry Chen


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Walters Fabric Sofa

The Specs

  • Price(s): Starting at $1,600
  • Available sizes: 79"w x 41"d x 30"h / 83"w x 41"d x 30"h / 87"w x 41"d x 30"h / 91"w x 41"d x 30"h
  • Available colors: 72 upholstery options
  • Additional notes: Style also available in leather sofa, leather sofa with left chaise, leather sofa with right chaise, fabric sofa with left chaise and fabric sofa with right chaise

The Rating

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Tester's Thoughts

→"Maybe a little too low, but I could see myself sitting on it for a good amount of time and being really comfortable." - Henry Chen

→ "Definitely a good Netflix couch!" - Brittney Morgan


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Gray Fabric Sofa

The Specs

  • Price(s): Starting at $1,600
  • Available sizes: 96"w x 39"d x 26"h / 100"w x 39"d x 26"
  • Available colors: 72 upholstery options
  • Additional notes: Style also available with varying arm heights, in leather sofa, leather large sofa, leather apartment sofa, fabric apartment sofa, fabric large sofa, fabric corner sectional, and leather corner sectional

The Rating

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Tester's Thoughts

→ "The 'sit' on this model is great, but the back height was a little uncomfortable for me." - Janel Laban

→ "I agree; the back is at an odd height for me. I like the way it looks, though!" - Henry Chen

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