The Best Couches for Small Spaces in 2022

Park Sofa by Albany Park
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Picking a couch is hard. And it can be even more difficult if you don’t have a ton of room to spare.

Whether you live in an apartment or have a small living room, it can feel overwhelming to try and find the perfect sofa. Not only do you need to worry about designs and styles, but you also need to think about how the sofa will fit through your hallways and doors and into that perfect spot.

But rest assured, no matter how much space you have there is a small sofa out there for you.

In this article, we’ll share the best couches for small spaces from a wide range of retailers and some tips on finding the perfect sofa for your home.

1. Allform Loveseat

Brand: Allform
Cost: $1,145

Width: 63 inches
Color options:
Light Gray, Sand, Dark Blue, Charcoal, Teal, Amber, Red, Whiskey (Leather), Dark Smoke (Leather)

At 63 inches in width, the Allform Loveseat is perfect for small living spaces.

Each Allform sofa is shipped in easy-to-move boxes directly to your home for free, so you won’t have to worry about whether or not the sofa will be easy to maneuver around your home and into your living room.

Made from performance fabrics that are all heavy duty scratch, pill, and stain resistant and hardwood frames that come with forever warranties, each Allform couch built to last and as a modular sofa you can add new sections if you ever need some more room to lounge around. Looking for a leather sofa? Allform also has a wide choice of two leather upholstery options. (You can check out our full review of the Allform sofa here!)

As an NYC-based brand, Allform designed its sofas with tight spaces   in mind - its seats are 3” wider and 2” deeper than other major direct to consumer brands, which maximizes coziness, but also manages to fit into small spaces.

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2. Breanna Loveseat

Naomi Loveseat by Allmodern
Brand: AllModern
Cost: $820

Width: 57"
Color options:
 Venga Blue, Light Gray, Cream, Dark Gray

“When it comes to affordable, functional, and fashionable sofas, we tend to look at AllModern as they offer a wide range of sofas from colors, fabrics, sizes, and styles,” says Luciana Fragali, owner of interior and architectural design firm, Design Solutions.

“A favorite for small spaces is the loveseat --  with this sofa you can find many available features from reclining options to pull-out beds and even built in end tables.”

The Breanna Loveseat is a perfect apartment sofa. It has a solid wood frame and a mid-century modern design style with straight tapered legs that accent the square track arms. At a width of 57 inches, it’ll fit in almost any living space and has removable seat cushions for easy cleaning.

Allmodern (owned by Wayfair) has a wide range of small sofas options including convertible sofas, sofa beds, and sectional couches.

"When it comes to affordable, functional, and fashionable sofas, we tend to look at AllModern as they offer a wide range of sofas from colors, fabrics, sizes, and styles."

Luciana Fragali
Luciana Fragali
Owner, Design Solutions
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3. Park Sofa

Park Sofa by Albany Park
Brand: Albany Park
Cost: From $995

Offer: Use code COZY10 at checkout for 10% off at Albany Park
Color options: Blue Velvet, Grey Fabric, Olive Velvet, Distressed Vegan Leather

The Park Sofa by Albany Park features a beautiful and sophisticated design and it's also designed to navigate small spaces.

"One issue with traditional sofas is they are huge, unwieldy, and difficult to get in and out of spaces," says Albany Park co-founder Darryl Sharpton. That's why Albany Park sofas are delivered in easy-to-move boxes and intentionally designed to maneuver through tight spaces.

The Park's cushions are made from high-resiliency foam cushions in cruelty-free synthetic feathers ensures long-lasting comfort and support. Available in velvet, fabric, and faux leather options. At 82", this is a more regular-size sofa but could still fit in most living room space.

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4. The Essential Loveseat

Sabai's eco-friendly loveseat
Brand: Sabai
Cost: From $895

Width: 62"
Color options: Indigo, Moss, Dusty Rose, Seafoam, Mustard, Oat (and more)

Sabai was founded by two BIPOC women under 30 who believe in making sustainable furniture accessible.

The Loveseat is a perfect apartment sofa and was added to Sabai's Essential Collection after feedback from customers looking for a small couch. "Requests for a loveseat have really been coming in from the start. In our customer surveys, it was our most requested item," says co-founder Phantila Phataraprasit.

The loveseat is built to fit into even the smallest studio apartments at a trim 62" across. Offering a two-seater also sets up the product to grow with you, "we are developing the technology to connect different size frames together to make Sabai an extendable sofa that can be customized to fit your home," adds Phataraprasit.

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5. The Floyd Sofa

The Floyd Sofa
Brand: Floyd
Cost: $1,195

Width: 60"
Color options:
 Lunar Gray, Saffron, Mist, Ocean Dive, Oat

The Floyd Sofa was designed with an emphasis on quality and honest materials and its frame is made from all-natural, top-grade birch plywood and powder-coated metal legs.

This modern sofa is tested using super heavy weights, pulled repeatedly on the backrest to simulate 10+ years of use and ensure the sofa will stand the test of time and the stresses of day-to-day life.

We shipped the Floyd sofa to one of our contributors for a thorough at-home test — read our Floyd Sofa review here

At 60" the Floyd Sofa is great for small spaces, and for those with a little more room you can add an optional chaise onto the sofa. Designed so that it's just as easy to disassemble as it is to assemble, the Floyd Sofa is great for people seeking easy-to-move furniture.  

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6. Arch Nomad Loveseat

Burrow Loveseat
Brand: Burrow

Width: 59"
Color options: Ivory, Brick Red, Crushed Gravel, Navy Blue, Charcoal

The Burrow Nomad Loveseat is the perfect sofa for small spaces. At just 59" it'll fit almost anywhere and if you ever get a bigger space, it's easy to move, and with Burrow's modular design system, you can simply buy another seat section to expand it.

This loveseat has a wide range of customizable features including five fabric colors, six-leg finishes, and three armrest heights. It's a comfortable seating option that can grow and adapt with your needs. You can even swap the reversible back cushions: one side is tufted for a classic look, the other smooth and contemporary.

Looking for some extra pieces? Burrow has a range of beautiful, Mid-Century inspired living room furniture.

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7. Custom Brooklyn Sofette

Inside Weather's Brooklyn Sofette
Brand: Inside Weather
Cost: From $1,524

Width: 60"
Color options:
50+ upholstery options

Inside Weather has a wide ranges of small sofas, sectionals or settees, and each can be customized exactly to your needs and tastes. Each sofa is made-to-order and crafted in the United States.

The Brooklyn sofette is tall, soft and cozy — perfect for sinking in and cuddling up for a movie night. And at 60", it's a great option if you have limited space.

Every material used to make this sofette has been selected with intention. Each arm is made of baltic birch plywood and wrapped in high-density polyurethane foam and synthetic down padding and the frame is made from kiln-dried solid wood and baltic birch plywood.

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8. Sven Birch Ivory Sofa

Sven Birch Ivory Sofa by Article
Brand: Article
Cost: From $999

Width: 72"
Color options:
Aqua Tweet, Birch Ivory, Briar Gray

“I would highly recommend this small loveseat sofa,” explains Caitlyn Davidian, NCIDQ, RID, interior designer, who serves on the advisory board for Home Life Digest.

“I’ve used it in an open office commercial project and the clients loved it’s sophisticated look that didn’t break the bank. Also, the fabric is heathered so it will give you that neutral white look in your space, but it will be forgiving as far as stains and weathering goes.”

Made from Kiln dried solid wood and a sturdy corner blocked frame with loose upholstered back pillows and bolsters and solid walnut tapered legs, the Sven Birch Ivory 2.5 seater sofa is built to offer support and comfort with a tufted bench seat. It can also be assembled in around 5 minutes. It also has leather and velvet options.

The fabric is heathered so it will give you that neutral white look in your space, but it will be forgiving as far as stains and weathering goes.

Caitlyn Davidian
Caitlyn Davidian
Advisor, Home Life Digest
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9. Barrett Reversible Sectional

Barrett Reversible Sectional
Brand: Crate & Barrel
Cost: $1,999

Width: 90 inches
Color options:
15+ options

“This sectional is designed with a smaller footprint which makes it a perfect choice for smaller spaces,” says interior designer and home improvement expert Jen Stark.

“The Chaise makes a room feel larger by allowing more wall to show. It is reversible giving the flexibility to change the look of a room. It is a sofa that can grow and stay with you for years having a contemporary design, durable spill-resistant fabric, and a hardwood kiln-dried frame. To maximize its use the chaise has a hidden storage box perfect to store throws during the summer months.”

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10. Tillary

Tillary Sofa
Brand: West Elm
Cost: $1,197–$1,497

Width: 74.5 inches
Color options: 40+ options

“As a Professional Organizer in New York City smaller spaces are my speciality,” says Laura Sandberg, CEO of Let Laura.  “I love the Tillary Sofa from West Elm —  we recommend this sofa for clients in New York City living in a small space.”

“If you need a low couch it perfectly meets that requirement. Sometimes a full back on a couch can feel heavy in a small room, this couch gives you the option to have modular backing allowing for an airier feel and creating the feeling of more space.”

The Tillary is a sectional sofa so as you graduate to larger spaces you can also buy additional pieces — start out with a two-seater sofa and let it grow with you. It also has plenty of upholstery options including microfiber, velvet, and linen fabric.

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11. Gaby

Gaby Sofa by Interior Define
Brand: Interior Define
Cost: $1,495

Width: 64 inches
Color options:
50+ options

“I love this company out of NY,” says interior designer Wendy Kleiner.

“Interior Define gives you progress reports while your sofa is being made and I love the customer service. Amazing and comfy.”

The Gaby square arm sofa and features an architectural design that doesn't compromise comfort. You can also download Interior Define’s augmented reality app for iOS to visualize this piece in your home before you hit purchase. The Gaby is  customizable with your choice of length, metal or wood legs (with tapered leg options), cushion fill, fabric — you name it!

The Gaby is super customizable — length, legs, cushion fill, fabric — you name it! Amazing and comfy.

Wendy Kleiner
Wendy Kleiner
Founder, WK Lifestyles
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12. Andres Sofa

Andes Sofa by West Elm
Brand: West Elm
Cost: $1,299–$1,899

Width: 60"
Color options:
40+ options

“Such a classic sofa that will really go with just about any style,” advises Davidian.

“It’s not only made with great construction, but West Elm offers so many fabrics to choose from to suit your style. It might be a bit too deep for some small spaces so this would definitely be for those who have a small space with some wiggle room and money to spare.”

The Andres Sofa comes in a range of sizes, from 60" to 86", so no matter the size of your living room there will likely be an option that fits your space. You can also choose the depth that works best for your space: Petite (35"), Standard (40") or Extra Deep (46"). The Andes also has a wide range of upholstery finish and your choice of metal legs. Pair it with some decorative throw pillows to give the sofa an even more homely feel.

West Elm has a wide range of small sofas, futons, and daybeds — whatever you're looking for, you'll likely find something here.

"It’s not only made with great construction, but West Elm offers so many fabrics to choose from to suit your style."

Caitlyn Davidian
Caitlyn Davidian
Advisor, Home Life Digest
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13. Networker

Networker Sofa
Brand: Whom Home
Cost: $2,197

Width: 72"
Color options: 25+ options

Chesterfield style tufting turns on the charm, while corner block joints and hardwood construction make this piece as dependable as it is beautiful. “Its alder wood base comes in the finish of your choice, while its plush, down-alternative cushions evoke the ultimate in luxury,” says Whom Home founder Jonathan Bass.

The Networker is comes in at 72" wide and 36.5" in depth. It’s available in a range of 20+ upholstery colors and you can order free swatch kit to find the perfect color for your living space or home office.

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14. Friheten

Ikea Sectional Sofa
Brand: Ikea

Width: 90.5"
Color options: Blue, Dark Gray, Black, Beige

This versatile three-seater sectional sofa looks great in any living space and can easily convert into a sleeper sofa if you need some extra guest room. “The Ikea Friheten has been the perfect couch for my living area,” explains interior designer and licensed architect Colin Haentjens.

“The sliding sleeping section turns the couch into a full size bed, and the storage space under the L section hides our extra sleeping needs as well as our game collection. The color selection is a bit conservative, but that does allow you to match it with many surroundings. The couch seats four people easily, and is holding up well to my spoiled dogs.”

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How Much Do Small Couches Cost?

Buying a sofa for a small space doesn't always mean spending less money. A high-quality couch is often a big purchase.

As BenchMade Modern founder Edgar Blazona says, often the difference between a $,1000 sofa and a $4,000 sofa is often the quality of materials.

"You get what you pay for. Better materials last longer. And that's really the difference between a $1,000 sofa and a $4,000 sofa.”

Edgar Blazona, founder, BenchMade Modern
Edgar Blazona
CEO, Benchmade Modern

In this article, we've selected some of the best couches available for small spaces, with many of our selections recommended by interior designers and industry experts.

We've also tried to include a range of affordable sofas and slightly more expensive options — we feature couches that cost $640 all the way up to $2,000, though we've tried to keep most in the $1,000 range.

Read more: How to Find the Best Size Loveseat for Your Space

The Ideal Couch Sizes for Small Living Spaces

Just because you have a smaller living space doesn’t mean you have to buy a super small sofa.

Sofas are the centerpiece of most living spaces so you want to find a sofa that is comfortable and looks great alongside fitting into your space and matching with any other pieces you have like a coffee table or media unit.

So what’s the average sofa length (or width)?

Wayfair explains: “Though sofas can be anywhere between 70" and 96" long, standard three-seat sofas tend to be between 70" and 87" long, and the most common length is 84".”

And when it comes to loveseats — a smaller sofa style designed for couples and smaller spaces — Wayfair says:

“Loveseats tend to be 48" – 72" long. There is no standard loveseat length, but it is common to find loveseats that are toward the middle of the spectrum at 52" – 66" long.”

The sofas we featured in this article range from 55.1" — 90.5".

How to Measure Your Space

When you’re trying to figure out the perfect sized couch for your home, try arranging your existing furniture as you’d like it and then measure the space left over for your sofa. You’ll want to allow a minimum of 30 inches in front of the sofa for walking around and also ensure that the sofa arms won’t encroach on doorways. 

CB2 also recommends that you sketch out your sofa on a scale drawing or tape out the space the sofa will take on your floor: 

“To help you decide if the piece fits the scale of the room, you might want to sketch it into a 1/4" graph paper drawing of the room along with other pieces that will be in the room. Or, tape newspaper together to create a true-to-size "footprint" of the piece, position it on the room floor.”

How to Choose the Right Small Sofa for Your Space

“Selecting the right sofa can be tricky,” says Luciana Fragali. “I recommend that you make a list of what is important to you: how will you use the sofa? Do you have kids or pets? How many people will sit on your sofa? Does your floor scratch easily? Once you have answered these questions, you can then look at quality features.

"I recommend that you make a list of what is important to you: how will you use the sofa? Do you have kids or pets? How many people will sit on your sofa? Does your floor scratch easily?"

And when it comes to quality features, there are two areas Fragali says you should focus on.

“First is the frame: we recommend a frame of furniture-grade plywood, engineered hardwood, or solid wood. When you are testing out a sofa, the frame should feel solid. Any swaying is a sign that the frame isn’t strong.” 

“Second,” Fragali adds. “Check the suspension when testing out a sofa, and listen for squeaks or creaks. That’s a sign that the springs are improperly installed or possibly broken.”

If you’re buying a sofa online and can’t make these checks in person, look through all of the reviews you can find to see what people are saying about the frames and suspension of the sofas on your list.

Bonus: How to Get the Most From a Small Space

“For small rooms, I highly recommend extra lighting,” says Fragali. “Whether it is natural light from a window, or if you do not have that option, I would consider track lighting, floor lamps, table lamps, sconces, pendant lighting, or wall lighting. The right lighting can open any room and provide additional warmth.”

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