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Sofamania Review

Derek Hales

Written By: Derek Hales

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Sofamania is an online-only furniture brand that passes extensive savings on to the budget-conscious consumer.

Budget-Friendly, Online Sofas

Sofamania

Sofamania Sofas

Sofamania is an sofa brand that sells exclusively online. They offer tons of colors and styles. Pricing is budget-friendly and many sofas ship in 2-4 days. Not the absolute best quality or materials, but the price is definitely right, so it’s hard to complain too much.Check Price

Pros:

  • Online-only model allows deeper discount
  • Wide variety of styles
  • Other available items such as tables & chairs
  • Free Shipping
  • Frequent Promotional Discounts

Cons:

  • Some assembly required 
  • Only curbside delivery, no help getting items inside or assembled
  • Returns, damaged or not, must be in original box/packing
  • Restocking fee
  • Some reported durability or assembly issues

Scoring

Budget-Friendly with Lots of Style & Color Choices
  • Design - 95%
    95%
  • Performance - 94%
    94%
  • Quality - 91%
    91%
  • Usability - 96%
    96%
  • Value - 95%
    95%
94%

Summary

Sofamania sofas are budget-friendly and come in a huge range of styles and colors. Many sofas ship in 2-4 days and most are extremely affordable. Sofamania exclusively sells online, so you can’t try it before you buy it. However, you do get a 30 day trial period for a little extra piece of mind.

Table of Contents

Who is Sofamania?

Sofamania sells home furnishings such as tables, bed frames, mattresses, accent chairs, and recliners. It even has outdoor and patio furniture. What it is best known for, as you might guess from the name, is their selection of sofas and couches.

Sofamania’s living room furniture includes not just sofas, but also loveseats, sectionals, and chaise lounges.

Sofamania Inventory
Sofamania’s main furniture categories

You can also find sleepers, pullouts, and recliners. Styles offered range from mid-century to classic to modern in materials such as leather, linen, velvet, and microfiber. Minimal assembly is required on most models.

Pricing starts under $300 for sofas, and under $400 for sectionals. They run frequent promotions, although promotional discounts cannot be combined. 

Sofamania offers free shipping—a big bonus, with a 30-day return window. Delivery is limited to basic curbside drop-off, however.

There is no option for moving or assembly assistance, which may be difficult for some. Returns must be in original packing and may be subject to a restocking fee. 

Sofamania gets many good reviews online, while some customers have issues with assembly or durability. 

Materials and Design

Style is individual, and you want to make sure that your new sofa matches your desired decor. Sofamania has your back no matter where your taste may take you.

Their best-sellers range from the Bob Classic Leather Recliner Sofa to a variety of mid-century modern, classic, and convertible styles.

Sofamania Bob Classic leather recliner sofa
Sofamania Bob Classic leather recliner sofa

Sofamania sofas also offer many material choices. Some of the most popular material choices include:

  • Velvet
  • Leather
  • Linen
  • Microfiber

Some of the leather sofas are “leather match”, meaning the primary areas that come in contact with your body are leather while some other sections, such as the sides and back, are made of perfectly matching materials like polyurethane or vinyl. This makes the piece both more affordable and more durable. 

Most models come in customizable colors. A few only offer one choice, but most have at least two and some as many as five or six color options.

The Henry

Mid Century Modern Tufted Linen Sofa

The Chesterfield

Sofamania Chesterfield

Royal Victorian-Style Velvet Chesterfield Sofa

Those wanting more color can find reds, blues, greens, and even some purples in styles such as their best-selling Henry Mid Century Modern Tufted Linen Sofa or the Royal Victorian-Style Velvet Chesterfield Sofa.

The Henry

Sofamania Henry Mid Century modern sofa

Henry Mid Century Modern Tufted Linen Sofa

The Royal Victorian

Sofamania Royal Victorian Velvet Chesterfield sofa

Modern Leather Match Upholstered Sofa

Some sofas come with matching accent pillows–check out the Misty Mid Century Modern Tufted Velvet Sofa, among others.

Sofamania Misty Mid Century modern sofa
Sofamania Misty Mid Century modern sofa

Legs

Depending on the style, legs on Sofamania sofas can be metal, chrome-plated metal, or wood. The mid-century and Old Hollywood styles tend to feature slightly slanted, tapered, or curved designs.

Wooden Legs

Sofamania wooden legs

Metal Legs

Sofamania metal legs

For something different, the Royal Victorian Chesterfield offers a sophisticated Victorian-style leg design on a sofa that can convert to accent chairs.

Sofamania Victorian legs
Sofamania Victorian legs

Or you can try the minimalistic yet comfortable Bronx Mid Century Sofa which offers a choice of gold or chrome-plated legs.

Sofamania Bronx Mid Century sofa
Sofamania Bronx Mid Century sofa

Minor assembly is required to attach the legs. Instructions and hardware are included in the delivery. 

Frame

Some Sofamania sofas are hardwood construction like the Metro Modern Reversible Sofa (which also has a convenient, versatile, and small-space friendly feature of being able to switch up how it is configured).

Sofamania metro modern reversible sofa
Sofamania metro modern reversible sofa

Not all models list the type of wood used.

All pieces are shipped in large boxes and require minimal assembly, mainly consisting of attaching legs to the frame.

Seat

Overall sofa/seat depth varies between models. The Jasper Classic Victorian Chesterfield offers a narrow choice for small spaces with a 29” total depth/21” seat depth.

Sofamania Jasper Classic Victorian sofa
Sofamania Jasper Classic Victorian sofa

The Nico Loveseat has a similar 21” seat depth but with a more solid 32” total depth.

Sofamania Nico Mid Century modern sofa
Sofamania Nico Mid Century modern sofa

On the other end of the spectrum, the Felix Sofa and the Maxine Contemporary Faux Leather Loveseat both feature a roomy 37.8” total depth.

Sofamania Felix Mid Century sofa
Sofamania Felix Mid Century sofa

Seat cushions can be tufted (Angelo Classic 3-Piece Sectional/Ottoman Set), high density foam (the Bronx Sofa also features a sleek two-cushion low profile), or just plain plush (Amanda Modern Velvet Large Sectional).

Sofamania Angolo classic sectional sofa
Sofamania Angolo classic sectional sofa

Arms

Sofamania sofas often feature variations on scroll arms, ranging from half-scroll arms on the Fortunato Sofa to full-scroll arms like those on the Royal Victorian-Style Velvet Chesterfield.

Sofamania Fortunato Linen Sofa
Sofamania Fortunato Linen Sofa

Narrow straight arms give styles like the Sienna Mid Century Leather Sofa a sleek, clean line.

Sofamania Sienna Mid Century leather sofa
Sofamania Sienna Mid Century leather sofa

Want more decoration? The straight thin arms on the Abe Old Hollywood  feature nailhead trim integrated with the rest of the design (plus it comes with two decorative pillows).

Sofamania Abe Old Hollywood Sofa
Sofamania Abe Old Hollywood Sofa

For extra comfort, try the cushioned arm rests of the Felix Mid Century Modern Sofa, great for lounging and napping. Or the adjustable armrests of the tufted-button cushioned Solstice Leather Match Sofa

Sofamania Solstice Modern Tufted Leather Sofa
Sofamania Solstice Modern Tufted Leather Sofa

Back

The Sofamania sofas usually have flat panel backs with either two or three cushions for the length of the sofa.

Sofamania Cosmo Mid Century sofa
Sofamania Cosmo Mid Century sofa

Different choices include the Fortunato Comfortable Linen Fabric Sofa, which uses five plush pillows across the back, and some of the Old Hollywood or Classic Chesterfield styles that feature a continuous upholstered look rather than any kind of back cushion.

Sofamania Classic Chesterfield sofa
Sofamania Classic Chesterfield sofa

How to Assemble 

Sofamania sofas require minimal assembly, which will be reassuring for those who consider themselves less than handily-inclined. Instructions and hardware should be included with your purchase. 

For most items, you will only have to attach the legs. For recliner options, you may have to also attach back and foot rests. Check each item listing for information. Most reviews list assembly time as anywhere from 10-30 minutes, unless something was missing or defective. In that case, call or email Sofamania Customer Support at 1-800-564-0739 and/or [email protected] to get what you need delivered

Do not try using parts that do not belong to your item(s) for a quick fix as it could compromise functionality and will void your warranty.

The flip side of this convenience is that the delivery will be in large, potentially difficult-to-manage boxes. Sofamania provides free shipping, but only curbside delivery. No white glove delivery service or assembly assistance is available. You may need to arrange help to get the huge boxes inside and opened, and the items unpacked and assembled. 

Are Sofamania Sofas Comfortable?

Comfort is obviously subjective. Materials make a difference too—the plush cushions on many models may give a different feeling than the high density foam on other models.

Are Sofamania sofas comfortable?
Are Sofamania sofas comfortable?

Many reviews find the Sofamania sofas to be comfortable even if on the firm side. Fortunately, you have a 30-day trial window to test out your new purchase. Just remember that any return may be subject to a 20% restocking fee and must be in the original box/packaging. 

Service

Like many people, you may check out reviews for bigger online purchases. If so, you’ll find people with a wide variety of opinions about Sofamania.

SiteJabber states that:

“Sofamania has a consumer rating of 3.69 stars from 414 reviews indicating that most customers are generally satisfied with their purchases. Consumers satisfied with Sofamania most frequently mention customer service, good quality and long hours.” 

In 2018, a pattern of service complaints against the company led to a Better Business Bureau investigation. However, Sofamania responded immediately (the very next day, according to the BBB record).

BBB Rating (Stars)

3.9 / 5 stars

Based on

221 reviews

BB Rating (Letter)

A+

Its current rating on the BBB site is 3.9 / 5 stars based on an average of 221 reviews and has earned an A+ BBB rating as of this writing.

Sofamania BBB profile (June, 2021)
Sofamania BBB profile (June, 2021)

More recent reviews across various websites have been more positive as related to customer service and communications, as seen above.

Other sites offer mixed opinions as to the ease of assembly and product durability. The Sofamania site itself has a decent number of reviews on products (with a varying number of stars, so they don’t seem to be blocking any kind of feedback). 

The 30-day window offers a comforting safety net to decide for yourself if the Sofamania products are to your taste and standards. 

How to Buy

Ordering on Sofamania is easy. Simply select your items, choose the color, and click “Add To Cart” to start the order.

Add to Cart

In your cart, before clicking “Checkout”, you will have the option to add “Order Notes” for any specifics you may want to include.

Pro-Tip: Add items to your cart, start to checkout but don’t complete the purchase, and let it sit for a few days. You may get an extra discounted offer via text or email to encourage you to complete your order. 

Payment methods include:

  • Credit cards—MC, Visa, Amex, Discover
  • Paypal—which works like normal. Just know that due to Paypal’s security measures, choosing this payment method will not allow you any grace period to change your mind once the purchase is completed.
  • Bitpay—allows you to pay with cryptocurrency through the Bitpay app.
  • Affirm—offers the option to pay over time in monthly amounts over 3, 6, or 12 months. According to the site, checking the Affirm “Learn more” option allows you to check sample payments and see if you qualify but will not will not affect your credit.

Shipping

Shipping is always free on Sofamania.

This can be either a pro or a con depending on your needs. While shipping is free, curbside delivery is the only option.

No in-house delivery or assembly assistance is offered. This is in contrast to other sofa companies like Article, which charges for delivery but offers different options for in-house delivery or full set-up. 

Delivery is available for the continental and contiguous US (not currently shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, or American Samoa).

Delivery takes between 7-14 business days depending on location, weather conditions, and other events.

Some products are offered on a pre-order basis, with an estimated shipping window of 3-6 weeks. A valid phone number is necessary to guarantee delivery.

Make sure to be home! Any returns due to non-scheduling of delivery will be subject to the 20% restocking fee.

Trials and Returns

Like many furniture companies, both online and brick-and-mortar, Sofamania offers a 30-day trial window. Any delivery-related damages must be reported within 5 days.

Other returns must happen within 30 days in the original box and are subject to a standard 20% restocking fee. 

Check the Sofamania FAQ page for more details on receiving, signing for, and if necessary, returning products.

Should You Buy?

Sofamania offers a good selection of styles at inexpensive price points with free shipping. While some customers have had issues with set-up or durability, many others find shopping Sofamania easy, affordable, and love the styles and colors offered.

Sofamania Buying Options

Versatile sectionals, along with chaise lounges and loveseats, also make Sofamania a good source for furniture for smaller spaces. Throw in an ottoman to fill a larger space or just add to the look of a smaller one. Whatever the size of your space, Sofamania offers some flexible options. 

The Sofamania sofas are recommended for budget-conscious consumers who:

  • Don’t mind a bit of light assembly 
  • Want a choice of colors including some rich bright tones as well as neutrals
  • Want a choice of classic or more modern looks

To learn more or start shopping, check out Sofamania here

About Derek Hales

Derek HalesDerek Hales is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of ModernCastle.com. He has been featured in Fast Company, Reader's Digest, Business Insider, Realtor.com, She Knows, and other major publications. Derek has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University. Hales has been testing and reviewing products for the home since 2014.

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