12 Low-Profile Sofas That Will Make Your Space Feel Way Bigger

updated May 16, 2024
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We see a lot of sofas that are designed to make a major statement within a space, but there’s nothing wrong with more low-profile pieces, either. And when we say low-profile, we mean it both literally and figuratively. With their subtle design and low seat and back height, these shorter, sleeker sofas can make your space feel more airy and bright thanks to their simple nature. Unsure where to find one of these pieces? We’ve got you covered.

The Best Low Profile Sofas

Whether you’re looking for a classic and understated sofa or a sleek pick with a modern feel, there’s something on this list for every style and price point. We rounded up 12 of the best low-profile sofas that are not only stylish but can also make any casual, comfy living area come to life.

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Albany Park
was $1659.00

This boxy, glam velvet sofa wants to be the anchor in your living room. Handmade in the USA, it's also practical, sturdy, and easy to clean.

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was $729.99

Just because you're going low profile doesn't mean you have to sacrifice texture. This boucle piece from Wayfair is lush and squishy and comes in velvet — if you prefer — and a range of colors

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was $2599.00

The Mambo sofa is modular furniture done right, with soft curves, wide arms, and a gently curved back for ultimate comfort.

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West Elm
was $1799.00

West Elm's Haven Sofa is a beautiful piece that comes in two sizes and can be made to order to suit your liking and color scheme. Bookmark it for a future West Elm sale to save some major cash.

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was $1598.00

Sink into this sleek modular sofa in exactly the soft sunset color you've been dreaming of. Upholstered in linen, its foam and fiber cusions offer full support.

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Interior Define
was $1695.00

Interior Define's Maxwell sofa pays homage to Apartment Therapy's own founder and CEO, Maxwell Ryan, who co-created the design. But that isn't the only reason we love it! The piece is classic and elegant with beautiful wooden legs and a stunning variety of fabrics.

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This low-slung Castlery chaise sectional encourages lounging, but with a seat height at 16 inches getting back up won't be too much of a struggle.

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Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters puts out a very chic and grown-up looking velvet sofa with a low tufted back, tapered legs, and removable seat cusions. The sofa is made to order (in the USA) in 8 on-trend jewel-tone colors.

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Pottery Barn

This roll arm sofa from Pottery Barn is classic but casual, with oversized cushions that are bound to make movie night feel extra cozy. As always, Pottery Barn offers a number of customizable options so that you can design the piece that best suits you.

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Crate & Barrel

Sink in the feather down bench cusion of this streamlined Crate & Barrel track arm sofa and then get ready to lounge over the matching bolster pillows.

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The cognac dyed Italian leather of this low-slung stunner of a sofa will scuff over time into a gorgeous patina. Enjoy sinking into the feather topper.

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was $2849.00

The neutral, cozy Sanna sofa promises comfort and utility for the whole family in a Scandinavian design that lends you freedom in decorating your living room with whatever colors and textures you want.