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

updated Nov 1, 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 sofas 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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When you don't have a lot of space to work with, it's important that your sofa looks good. Not only does this gorgeous 70-inch sofa do that, but it's comfy too. Padded cushions and high-density foam allow for hours of lounging, watching movies, and relaxing. The dark wood legs also add a stunning contrast against the green fabric, making it a standout piece in your living room or studio.

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Albany Park
was $1498.00

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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This chic chaise lounge-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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The modular design of Burrow's 2-piece sofa gives you maximum flexiblity. It 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 similar version of this modular 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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Warm and cozy midcentury design is what Castlery's Owen sofa is all about. 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 move in and set up.

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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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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
was $1299.00

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). 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 $469.99

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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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!