If you live in a small space and actually have enough room to carve out a little living area, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. Studio dwellers, you know what we’re talking about. A comfortable large sofa is the sort of living room staple we tend to take for granted until we find ourselves struggling to source a viable option that fits within the spatial constraints of our homes (we may or may not be speaking from personal experience here).
Finding a comfortable sofa is difficult as it is. Finding one that’s design-forward and compact? Decidedly more so. That’s where we come in, with a knack (and passion) for scouring the entirety of the web for the style-focused essentials your home deserves. From basic pull-out couches to trendy statement pieces and everything in between, we have the lowdown on the best sofas for small spaces available. Your search ends here.
50” and under
Alcove Love Seat, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra, $7,545
When you’re pressed for floor space, think vertically. This streamlined loveseat is perfect for tiny nooks.
Snakes Loveseat, Seletti Wears Toiletpaper, $1,950
When you only have a limited amount of space to make a statement, you may as well go all-out.
Mags Soft Low Single Seater, HAY, $795
If you’re really pressed for space, a single-seater sofa is the way to go. And yes, there is such a thing.
51” to 59”
CH72 Sofa, Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son, $4,390
This two-tone seat, with its wood-tapered legs, is understated yet captivating in its own right.
Loveseat, Harvey Probber, $3,300
With its ’70s woven rattan build, chrome base, and mint green upholstery, this loveseat is the epitome of a cool sofa for a small space.
Cloud Chair-and-a-Half, Restoration Hardware, $3,195
Can you imagine a more design-forward and sink-worthy sofa? Neither can we.
Oslo, Muuto, price varies
Muuto’s Oslo sofa may come in a variety of customizable shapes and colors,but we’re here for the sleek two-seater in a blue-green finish.
Beetle Sofa, GamFratesi for Gubi, price upon request
With its rich cognac fabric and black-brass legs, this Scandi-chic piece is all kinds of fab.
Anywhere Sleeper Sofa, Urban Outfitters, $399
A sleeper-sofa that is compact and available in a colorway as vibrant and cheery as this is always a win in our book.
Hedge Loveseat, John Derian Collection, $3,465
Inspired by a Parisian loveseat, this piece, with its blush-rose upholstery, is all about old-world glam.
Eames Sofa, Designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, $11,657
An iconic piece that’s prime for making the ultimate statement with its multidimensional finishes composed of wood and leather.
60” to 64”
EJ 315 2 Seater Sofa, Erik Ole Jorgensen for Erik Jørgensen, $6,250
Spice things up with a playfully patterned upholstery to give a basic shape a welcome burst of style.
Howell Love Seat, Urban Outfitters, $649
An industrial-inspired loveseat that’s sleek and streamlined with a cool color detail. File this under one of our top picks for the best sofas for small spaces.
Cobble Hill Soho Loveseat, ABC Carpet and Home, $1,995
Few things are as effortlessly chic as a cotton-velvet loveseat in a dramatically bold colorway.
Losange Settee, Anthropologie, $2,298
Mid-century meets modern glam in this deep-seated, tufted sofa.
Avec Grey Apartment Sofa With Brass Legs, CB2, $1,299
With its subtly detailed upholstery and sleek chrome base, we love the combination of materials that makes up this compact option.
Loveseat, Burrow, $845
Modular, stain-resistant, and compact in form, this loveseat is an ideal sofa for small spaces.
Piazza Steel Grey Apartment Sofa, CB2, $1,199
Fair warning: Once you sink into this plush seat, the likelihood of you ever wanting to leave will be pretty low.
Puff Puff Studio 67” Sofa, Blu Dot, $1,399
Style this mod piece with a pair of vibrant throw pillows for an ultra eye-catching finish.
Auburn Sofa (70”), West Elm, $559
A rose-toned sofa that can comfortably fit within the confines of a small space is always a plus.
Burrard, Article, $999
With its burnt-orange upholstery and slender shape, this mid-century sofa is comfortable and cool.
Paidge Sofa West Elm, $999
A classic through and through, this is a tried-and-true sofa for the small space.