Published on March 2, 2019

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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”

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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.

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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.

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Cloud Chair-and-a-Half, Restoration Hardware, $3,195

Can you imagine a more design-forward and sink-worthy sofa? Neither can we.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Losange Settee, Anthropologie, $2,298

Mid-century meets modern glam in this deep-seated, tufted sofa.

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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.

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Loveseat, Burrow, $845

Modular, stain-resistant, and compact in form, this loveseat is an ideal sofa for small spaces.

65” +

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Burrard, Article, $999

With its burnt-orange upholstery and slender shape, this mid-century sofa is comfortable and cool.

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Paidge Sofa West Elm, $999

A classic through and through, this is a tried-and-true sofa for the small space.

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