Ditch that ratty old couch and cop something a little more swanky. A Mid-Century design like this one from Urban Outfitters puts you ahead of the game when you have company over and is not only welcoming and visually striking, but provides some good ice-breaking conversation. This one's inspired by 1960s Danish modern daybeds, and it actually folds out to a twin-size bed should someone need to crash — or your girl kicks you out of bed, either or.

Urban Outfitters Mid-Century Sofa, $479