I’ve lived in a New York City apartment for over a decade, so I know a thing or two about squeezing a sofa into a small space—and coaxing it through narrow hallways and tight corners to get it there. (Who doesn’t remember the pivot scene from “Friends”?) And no, I’m not talking about dorm room-ready futons but full-fledged sofas, though you might spy a loveseat or settee in this mix.
Thankfully, I haven’t had to go the futon route since college, and that’s because companies have paid attention to the way people are actually living these days. Looking for a sofa for your small space? I’ve got just the thing. From mid-century marvels to bohemian seats, the fifteen options below are perfect for your teeny, tiny place:
1. Denver Sofa
Yes, you can maybe actually afford an Anthropologie sofa—at least this compact little guy seems within reach if you wait for a sale. There’s a 70-inch wide option for those of you working with really limited square footage, plus the deep, single cushion is perfect for kicking back and relaxing.
Buy: Denver Sofa, Starting at $1,998.00 from Anthropologie
2. Sven 2.5 Seater Leather Sofa
If you’ve been dreaming of a buttery soft, 70s-inspired tan leather couch, you don’t have to give that idea up because of your space constraints. Article makes this caramel stunner in a 72-inch wide footprint. I actually own the larger size, and I absolutely recommend it.
Buy: Sven 2.5 Seater Leather Sofa, Starting at $1,699.00 from Article
3. Leanna Tufted Loveseat
You can tuck this modern channel tufted loveseat into tight corners, and it’s oh so easy to maneuver around a central staircase in a walk-up building (speaking from experience). The gold-capped legs offer a small hit of shine, and the neutral velvet upholstery can hang with just about any style decor. The best part, however, just might be that sub-$400 price tag.
Buy: Leanna Tufted Loveseat, $399.99 from World Market
4. EKTORP Loveseat
It’s tough to talk about small space sofas without mentioning IKEA. Everyone’s favorite Swedish retailer has a nice white farmhouse modern small space option for all you “Fixer Upper” style fans. Best of all, it’s less than $500 and currently comes in six different colorways!
Buy: EKTORP Loveseat, Starting at $379.00 from IKEA
5. Tegan Loveseat
Lest you think all the small space options on the market are clean-lined and boxy, Interior Define offers this shapely stunner for two, which features a curved back. At 60-inches wide, this option is futon-sized but feels decidedly more elevated.
Buy: Tegan Loveseat, Staring at
$1,195.00 $1,015.00 from Interior Define
6. Avec Apartment Sofa with Brass Legs
7. Stone & Beam Lauren Down Filled Oversized Loveseat Sofa Couch
Sometimes you just want to sink into a slouchy sofa, no matter what it looks like. Well, this Stone & Beam style is a good compromise. It has a comfortable silhouette without looking sloppy and comes in an on-trend, durable cognac leather.
Buy: Stone & Beam Lauren Down Filled Oversized Loveseat Sofa Couch,
$1,672.50 $1,596.81 from Amazon
8. Chelsea Apartment Sofa
This pared-down option from Joybird has won my heart over with its good looks and fairly decent price point. It comes in a bunch of different colors and has a 365-day home trial policy. If you don’t like the way it sits, you can send it back and start over.
Buy: Chelsea Apartment Sofa, Starting at
$1,993.00 $1,495.00 from Joybird
9. Caroline Chaise Lounge
On the hunt for a true space saver for your studio? Look at this cutie of a chaise, which is a perfect lounger for one and sports a subtle red ticking stripe. Push it into a corner or try it with a loveseat or another accent chair for an unconventional but super functional small living room layout.
Buy: Caroline Chaise Lounge, $699.00 from Urban Outfitters
10. Cavett Wood Frame Loveseat
11. Andes Sofa
At just 60-inches wide and 35-inches deep, West Elm’s Andes Sofa comes in truly pint-sized proportions (though what you’re seeing above is a larger-scale version). Only trouble is that no fabrics are actually in stock in this custom size, but the amount of made to order color and fabric options available are well worth the six to nine week’s wait. Snag yours now while West Elm’s Friends and Family Sale pricing is in effect.
Buy: Andes Sofa, Starting at
$1,299.00 $779.40 from West Elm
12. Emerson 78″ Flared Arm Loveseat
With its flared arms and exposed wooden base and legs, this red loveseat is all mid-century modern in style. Put one in your living room, and you won’t have to do much else for decoration.
Buy: Emerson 78″ Flared Arm Loveseat, $1,020.00 from AllModern
13. Cane Sofa
This cane sofa is the Scandi meets boho sofa of my dreams. Yes, it’s a splurge, and you’ll probably want to pile on the pillows to make that woven seat back extra comfy. Make no mistake about it though—if you are looking for something sleek and stylish, this rounded ash wood design has that in spades, especially for its compact 65-inch frame.
Buy: Cane Sofa, $3,500 from Industry West
14. Otho 76″ Reversible Sectional
If you thought a small space couldn’t handle a sectional, think again. This traditional gray upholstered design has reversible sectional functionality, which makes it a great candidate for renters who aren’t in their forever spaces.
Buy: Otho 76″ Reversible Sectional, $490.00 from Joss & Main
15. Novogratz Brittany 81.5″ Convertible Sofa
This major steal of a sofa is a little bit longer than the rest of the finds on this list, and that’s simply because it folds out into a full bed. If you can squeeze this style into your living room, you won’t regret having an extra place to put up guests when the time comes again.
Buy: Novogratz Brittany 81.5″ Convertible Sofa, Staring at
$519.00 $330.00 from AllModern