The Best Sofas You Can Buy Right Now for Your Small Space

updated Jun 5, 2024
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Living in a New York City apartment for more than a decade before moving into my first house has taught me a thing or two about squeezing a sofa into a small space — as well as 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 sectionals and roomy loveseats.

The Best Sofas for Small Spaces

Thankfully, I haven’t had to go futon shopping since college, and that’s because furniture companies are actually designing on a smaller scale for cozy rooms. If you’re looking for a sofa for your small space, I’ve got just the thing. From mid-century sofas to bohemian seats with all the flair you could ask for, the 14 options below are perfect for your teeny, tiny place.

Do you have a sofa you swear by for your small space? We want to hear all about it! Tell us about your favorite finds in the comments below.

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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. DTC furniture brand Article makes this caramel stunner in a 72" wide footprint. I actually own the larger 88" size, and I absolutely recommend it.

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West Elm
was $1199.00

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). We love that you can customize the sofa to your space and style — the amount of made-to-order color and fabric options available are well worth the six to nine weeks' wait.

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was $1419.00

With its flared arms and exposed wooden base and legs, this loveseat is all midcentury modern in style. Put one in your living room, and you won’t have to do much else for decoration.

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was $1160.00

Hunting for a couch that's also a conversation piece? Well, you can stop your search. This floating mid-century loveseat provides you and your guests with a place to sit without impinging on your aesthetic.

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If you're looking to invest in a small-space-friendly sectional, we think you're going to love this next pick. When Nikol, AT’s shopping writer, visited an Ashley store to test out all of the sofas they have to offer, she determined that the Carnaby 2-Piece Sectional is “surprisingly compact in person but still incredibly comfortable thanks to its plush back cushions and seats.” Plus, with its gorgeous beige hue, it's sure to seamlessly fit into any space, no matter your aesthetic!

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was $359.99

This chic chaise-inspired loveseat practically invites you to lounge. The teal option will add a fresh pop of color (you could also opt for a more neutral gray) and the built-in wooden side table is such a bonus.

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Warm and cozy midcentury design is what Castlery's furniture is all about, and the Owen sofa is no different. It's a compact piece that looks relaxed yet polished. Our reviewer said it feels big, "like really big," for a compact sofa, and was a breeze to set up.

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Urban Outfitters

Lest you think all the small space options on the market are clean-lined and boxy, Urban Outfitters offers this shapely stunner, which features a curved back. At about 75-inches wide, it's roughly the size of a futon but feels decidedly more elevated.

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The modular design of Burrow's sofa gives you maximum flexiblity, a cornerstone of the DTC brand's ethos. The 2-seater makes a compact yet capacious sofa, or with the addition of a matching ottoman, a corner recliner. Add another seating section for a larger sofa, if you have the space. In our review of a larger version of this sofa, we noted it's "all clean lines and mid-century flair" but also "surprisingly soft for such an angular style of sofa."

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was $399.99

This pared-down option from Wayfair has won my heart over with its good looks and great price point. It comes with a tufted seat and two bolster pillows and is available in a bunch of different colors for a piece that'll work in any space.

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Sunday's Movie Night sofa is here to prove that you don't need a giant sofa for major comfort. The deep, plush, "sink-in" design is also comes in stain-resistant, durable upholstery, so go ahead and order it in white.

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was $379.99

If you thought a small space couldn’t handle a sectional, think again. This traditional gray upholstered design is a great candidate for renters who aren’t in their forever spaces, and with its firm and comfy cushions, it's truly a small-space winner.

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Anthropologie furniture is quite the financial investment, but this compact little guy seems within reach if you have the budget. 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.

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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 $800 and currently comes in so many different colorways.