I know I’m not the only diehard design freak out there who froths over every new Architectural DigestCelebrity home tourReal heads will be able recall this lime-gate) and obsessively saves aesthetic photos as soon as they cross my feed. In my head, I’m planning, nay, DesignMy future home. My starchitect can fully imagine my future home. “grasp” my personal style, after flipping through the thousands of unorganized photos I’ve saved for over a decade. Yada, yada—in this fantasy, I become a millionaire after going viral for saving a litter of puppies from a Sharknado-This is a great situation, and I can buy all the Restoration Hardware sectionals I want. In reality, I’m sitting in a highly air-conditioned room, hunched over my laptop looking for affordable dupes for Cloud couches that everyone else has yet to discover.
For the unacquainted, the Cloud Sofa that I’m referring to—and that is in such high demand—is a ridiculously comfortable, low-profile sectional couch launched in 2015 by Restoration HardwareThe luxury home goods manufacturer that has been loved by celebrities, interior designers, and consumers for decades. The original Cloud Sofa was invented by Timothy Oulton(A famous British designer who also created iconic pieces like the Union Jack Chesterfield SofaThe Aviator collection) to be the world’s ultimate sofa in terms of feel and versatility. The cushions are made entirely of goose feathers and then wrapped around with down fibers. Also, it’s expensive: The basic sofa model starts out around $6,300—and that’s with no ottoman or nothin’.
It is sometimes true, however. “you get what you pay for,”If you’re tired of overstuffed couches, there’s good news: A Cloud can give you almost the same result with a lot less cheddar. Better yet, we’ve tracked down all the best ultra-comfy Cloud alternatives for you. So, if you’re also into trolling the web for design inspo and watching hours of DIY videos, trying to create “moody art” that emulates Kim Kardashian’s multimillion-dollar Axel Vervoordt-designed home, then prepare to feast your eyes on the absolute The most comfortable, stylish and beautifulCloud-like sofas can also be purchased without a second mortgage.
You will be astonished at the number of Cloud-like, plush or neutral options you have. Wayfair’s seemingly endless database of decor, but there are two styles that really stuck out. The Madison is a classic 84-inch sofa, with overstuffed pillows and sinkable cushions that’s available in over 40 color options, and costs less than a grand.
The brand also offers the Orren Ellis Humnah modular three-piece sectional, which, like the original Cloud couch, has down-and-feather-filled cushions and wide, flat pillows; can be customized to your specifications; and costs less than half the price of the original.
If you’re set on a sectional, but your space doesn’t allow for a giant conversation pit, this L-shaped sofa from All ModernYou can get the same comfort and low-profile lounge-all day comfort at a smaller size and for a lower price. One enthusiastic reviewer writes, “It’s beautiful, reversible, and probably the most comfortable sofa I’ve owned.” Sold. It’s also available in corduroy options, which are ideal for Sofas that are more susceptible to damage—whether that’s pets, kids, or just very enthusiastic sports-viewing.
Castlery’s Dawson collection very closely emulates the vibes of the Cloud collection. Not only is it one reviewer’s “favorite couch [she’s] ever owned,”She also claims to be able get “SO many compliments on it as well.” Much like RH’s version, the Dawson is fully customizable in terms of size and configuration, and contains foam, fiber, and feather-filled cushions that will surely lure you to dreamland in minutes—plus, its pricing startsat under two grand.
The Harmony modular sofaFrom West ElmIt is most similar to the original Cloud sofa to me. It has the same clean lines as Cloud’s original couch, but with super-slouchy pillows that stretch across the arms. There’s also an extra set of pillows for your Netflix binging. Any of these pillows can be ordered. West Elm’s gorgeous high-performance fabrics, and according to its website, the Harmony is a solid “one”On the firmness scale, this means that this sucker is as soft and comfortable as it can get. (Sorry, we’re going to take off our shoes and curl up on TikTok.
The Dune Couch’s beachy linen beauty was widely praised. Maiden HomeComfortable and durable against all couch-destroying agents (kids, pets, etc.). The slipcover makes cleaning a breeze and the plush cushions are perfect for when you’re in the doghouse with your partner or for when you just need a change of scenery for your afternoon nap.
This is the classic couch AnthropologiePolyester upholstery in recycled cotton is sustainably sourced The New Denim ProjectThis family-owned textile plant was established in 1956. This sturdy hardwood frame is built from a durable staple that will last a lifetime. It also has extra-soft pillows to make it easy for couch-sitting.
Relax, angels, and take in the shimmering splendor that is your new heaven-sent sofa.
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