Wayfair’s Stylish Faux Leather Sofa Is Giving Us Major West Elm Vibes — and at a Fraction of the Price

published Dec 15, 2023
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White living room with two couches and a large bookshelf.
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There’s no faster way to elevate the look of your entire living room than furnishing it with a statement-making sofa. This could entail picking something oversized, bold in color, or upholstered in velvet. But if you want to draw eyes while still sticking with a timeless material, you can’t go wrong with leather. The only problem? Leather couches can be quite pricey, not to mention delicate depending on the grain. Lucky for you, textile innovation has come a long way, and you now have plenty of faux leather options to choose from. Not only are many of them just as stylish as real leather, but they’re much cheaper, too. Case in point: the Louvre sofa from Wayfair, which is priced at under $500. If it looks familiar, that’s because we reviewed a similar leather sofa in our Personal Shopper series. You can imagine, then, how excited we were to find a version that looks nearly identical to the customer- and editor-favorite couch going for over $2,000.

What is the Louvre faux leather sofa?

Measuring 81″ wide, this two-seater is not only beautiful, but it’s also small-space-friendly. Its faux leather material is also quite durable, not to mention waterproof and fire-resistant. To clean it, simply vacuum the surface with a soft brush attachment and spot-clean where needed. What’s more, this model’s cushions are removable, so you’ll also be able to rid its interior of crumbs easily. Sporting clean lines and slightly flared arms, the sofa is modern in appearance, though its raised wooden legs do lend a slightly mid-century vibe. You have a choice of six sophisticated upholstery colors, each of which is chic enough to stand on its own or which you can dress up with accent pillows and throws for a cozier look. You’ll also find the couch to be supremely comfortable thanks to its innerspring system and high-density foam fill.

Immediately upon seeing the Louvre sofa, we were reminded of West Elm’s Axel leather sofa, which we deemed the store’s best WFH sofa. After viewing it in person, we were taken with the Axel’s upright seats and firm cushions, as well as the fact that it’s spacious enough for lounging without being oversized.

In looking at the Louvre sofa product page, we see that it shares all of these features with the pricier couch. Although we can’t recommend West Elm’s sofas enough, if you’re trying to forego the $3,000 price tag and stick to a smaller budget, the Wayfair model is a solid alternative.

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What Wayfair Reviewers Are Saying

Average Rating: 4.5/5

“The Louvre vegan leather sofa is a great addition to any living space. The color is simply beautiful, and the vegan leather looks, feels, and smells like the real deal, without the hefty price tag. The sofa is very well-made and does not look cheap at all. One of the best things about this sofa is how easy it is to assemble. With only four simple steps, you can have your sofa ready in no time.” — Aaron

“It always feels like a gamble to order something you can’t see and feel, but this sofa has been a pleasant surprise. I was able to put it together easily myself. It’s long enough for me to lie down fully extended, and I’m 5’8”.” — Amanda

“For the price point, this couch was worth every penny. Yes, it may not be real leather, but it still looks and feels nice. It’s very firm and provides good back support, which was something I was looking for.” — Jared

Whether you’re looking for a durable everyday sofa, a convenient WFH spot, or a beautiful furniture piece for entertaining, the Louvre sofa checks all the boxes. It’s currently $40 off, but even at its original price, it’s totally affordable. All you have to do is pick your upholstery color, and prepare for your space to look infinitely chicer with this dashing Wayfair find.

Buy: Louvre Faux Leather Sofa, $449.99 (normally $489.99)