The 15 Best Sofas for Your Small Space

updated Apr 18, 2023
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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 with all the flair you could ask for, the 15 options below are perfect for your teeny, tiny place.

Do you have a small-space sofa you swear by? Share your favorite apartment-friendly finds in the comments below!

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was $745.00

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.

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Albany Park
was $1419.00

Designed to be used as either a sofa or two comfy chairs, this modular Albany Park sofa is the ultimate small-space-friendly find — just pull the seats apart if you're looking to lounge separately or keep them together for the coziest space imaginable. Available in seven bold color (and fabric!) varieties, it's sure to become a treasured piece. We should know, it's an AT favorite!

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Urban Outfitters

Lest you think all the small space options on the market are boring, Urban Outfitters offers this shapely stunner, which features stunning curved that act as an art piece of their own. At 64 in. wide, this option is futon-sized but feels decidedly more elevated.

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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.

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West Elm

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). Currently, there are only five shades in stock in this custom size, but the amount of made-to-order color and fabric options available are also well worth the six to nine weeks' wait.

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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.

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was $1149.00

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. And with added storage in the ottoman, it's truly a small-space winner.

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was $1799.00

Want the whole glam velvet upholstery and brass legs combo that’s been so big on Instagram and sites like this one? Here’s a small space-friendly version with elevated details such as diamond-shaped tufting and retro arms.

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Industry West

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" frame.

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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 brown leather.

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was $619.99

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 two-toned design. 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.

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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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Hunting for a couch that is 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’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" wide footprint. I actually own the larger size, and I absolutely recommend it.

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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 $500 and currently comes in six different colorways!