10 Best Sectionals For Small Spaces That Offer Big-Time Coziness

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WORDS BY Erica Buehler

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Published on October 3, 2021

Whether you’re craving more comfy furniture for reading and self-care time, seeking ample seating for entertaining guests, or simply into optimal snuggle space for the whole family on movie nights, insert: the sectional. While a fantastic piece for many reasons, at the top of the list is unparalleled comfort. 

However, not everyone has the square footage for standard sectionals (the kind that can take up a whole room), which is why we are constantly grateful the market has diversified to offer sectionals for smaller spaces. They pack just as much coziness, simply in a diminutive frame. 

We’ve rounded up the best sectionals for small spaces, handpicked by our team of design experts for their stylish scale. Rest assured, your little apartment can still be home to the lounge worth sectional of your dreams.

Simple and Sturdy

Whether you’ve got kids and pets running around and need a stable sectional, or are looking for something that fits into a modern or minimalist aesthetic, opting for something that’s stylish, comfortable, and most importantly, reliable, is always a smart choice.

lounge sectional for small space

We’ll start with the Lounge 2-Piece Sectional from Crate and Barrel. It doesn’t get much more compact, or classy, than this beauty. With a contemporary silhouette and timeless charcoal shade, it’s a win-win across the board.

shelter sectional for small space

Consider the Shelter Sectional from West Elm for its clean lines and sophisticated bench cushion, both characteristics which are hard to find on a smaller scale. Overall, it’s unique yet versatile enough to fit into practically any aesthetic.

sanford sectional for small space

The Sanford Sectional from Pottery Barn has a similar streamlined style, with simple contemporary elegance and compact comfort for the best of both worlds. This particular sectional plays well with nearly every aesthetic, with a soft gray upholstery that lends itself to brightly colored or, contrarily, monochromatic spaces.

Sleek and Chic

For a more luxe look within a small footprint, these sectionals are as chic as they are comfortable. And while they don’t require a lot of space, they still command serious style. We’ve even included some more bold sectionals for small spaces, for those wanting to anchor your home with a pop of color.

luxe sectional for small spaces

The Slope Nomad Sectional from Burrow is a perfect off-white for adding patterned pillows and pops of color. While it’s very small, the gold legs and subtle tufting in the upholstery give the sectional an elevated feel that will blend in the most stylish of spaces.

modern sectional for small spaces

The Lewis Sectional, courtesy of Joybird, is also a designer favorite. In addition to being versatile enough to work across styles, it’s also economical in its cushions. Deep seats mean extra comfort…and bulkiness, which you don’t want if you’re short on space. In contrast, the slim, modern frame of the Lewis won’t visually clutter a smaller living room.

Here comes the color. The Paidge Sectional is a prime example of a statement sectional that maximizes space. With an elegant swoop arm, this sectional adds an air of formality and elegance to little living spaces without sacrificing essential coziness.

green sectional small spaces

The same logic applies to Sabai Design’s Essential Sectional as well; and really, how could you not fall head-over-heels for that jewel-toned velvet? The color pictured is “Moss,” and it might just be our new favorite sectional shade. Plus, it’s as compact (if not more-so) as the rest of the small-space sectionals on this list, while it’s longer legs offer visual breathing room and make it feel lighter, so to speak. Additionally it has a convertible chaise extension, which can be arranged on either side to optimize a small scale layout.

Quintessence of Style

When looking for a piece of furniture that’s specific to a style aesthetic, it’s important that it fits your other needs, too: including comfort and size. Read on to discover our favorite style-centric sectionals for small spaces.

The Luca Sectional features a modern and funky take on a traditional silhouette. With a space savvy frame, the tufting and bolster arms add that detailed element that feels more polished and put together.

leather sectional for small spaces

Or, for those mid-century modern lovers demanding rich, rust-colored leather, we’ve got something for you, too. The Nirvana Sectional from Article makes you feel comfier just looking at it. And the distressed leather texture adds that enviable lived-in appeal for a character filled space (even if it is on the smaller side).

velvet sectional for small spaces

Last but certainly not least, the Vandalia Sectional is bold, tailored, cozy, and compact, so it checks all of our boxes. With a uniquely sculptural form, brass legs, and a luxurious black velvet finish, it’s perfect for curling up with a book, hosting a cocktail party, and everything in between.

Our designers are always in the know of the best furniture and decor elements to bring together a space, whatever the size or style. Discover the perfect designer to bring to life your dream home, beginning with our style quiz.

Words by Erica Buehler