Figuring out the right seating for a not-so-big space can feel like working on a complex math equation — especially if math was never your favorite subject in school. You want the right sofa to be comfortable and roomy enough to not feel cramped, but you don’t want to end up with a massive piece of furniture that dominates your entire space. And that’s a lot to consider!
But it doesn’t have to be so hard — especially when you have plenty of designer-approved options to choose from, starting your search for the perfect sofa can be breezy, even if your interiors are on the petite side. The best sofas for small spaces are stylish and comfortable, without needing to take up a ton of room.
Best of all, many of them are customizable, so you can get exactly what you’re looking for. Ready to start your search? Here are the best sofas for small spaces, as selected by Havenly lead designer Kelsey Fischer.
1. The Maxwell Sofa
It’s hard to beat the luxurious feel of a velvet sofa, but the curvy silhouette of this option from Interior Define makes it even more sumptuous. Three matching lumbar pillows make this seat all the more inviting.
2. The Ella Loveseat
One word that immediately describes Interior Define’s Ella Loveseat: cozy. Especially when upholstered in anti-microbial chenille, this petite seat — with its curved arms and high back — feels absolutely welcoming.
3. The Cigar Armless Sofa
No arms, no problem. This ultra-compact sofa is extremely versatile, as it can fit into even the smallest of spaces. And while it’s small in stature, it’s big on personality, thanks to its rustic leather upholstery.
4. The Fiona Loveseat
For a sitting area that stands out, look no further than Interior Define’s Fiona Loveseat and its curved back. We especially love this retro style in lush performance velvet, which looks precious yet holds up to everyday wear and tear, no problem.
5. The Dallas Sofa
The sweet, sloped arms of this sofa are a charming detail on an otherwise minimalist silhouette. This loveseat can stand alone as the main sofa in a small apartment, but it can also serve as extra seating in a bigger space.
6. The Beckham Modular Loveseat
Calling all planners: modular furniture is made especially for you. This minimal sofa from Interior Define can easily be converted to be bigger or smaller — so it can grow with you as you move. Now that’s a worthwhile investment.
7. The Eddy Sofa
The clean lines of this sofa allow it to seamlessly blend into just about any space while keeping things breezy and light. While its gray upholstery is classic, it’s also textured, with multicolored tonal threads that give it plenty of dimension.
8. The Sloan Loveseat
Sleek, modern, and absolutely dreamy in velvet, Interior Define’s Sloan Loveseat is an all-around dream. And better yet: With its medium height and two depth options, it’s designed with comfort for all.
9. The Big Sur Leather Sofa
The generous proportions of this Pottery Barn sofa give the look and feel of a much larger sofa while being perfectly suitable for a smaller space. Its square arms are wide enough for lounging in comfort!
10. The Winslow Leather Sofa
If you’re really tight on space, Interior Define’s Winslow sofa may very well be your style BFF. The ultra-compact seat offers plenty of structure in a very small package, making it especially suitable for more modern interiors.
This sweet neutral option is one of the best sofas for small spaces—and it comes in as compact a size as 63.5”. Light neutral upholstery gives it a breezy feel that makes it especially accommodating.
12. The Classic Sofa
Don’t be afraid to bring a bit of pattern into a tighter space! The striped upholstery of this sofa from The Inside is classic enough to be versatile, but dynamic enough to stand out — especially if you opt for some pattern-mixing with a contrasting rug or throw pillows.
13. The Jasper Sofa
It doesn’t get much sleeker than the Jasper sofa by Interior Define, with its smooth, continuous lines. The low-to-the-ground sofa is a great way to create a cozy seating area in a more compact space.
14. The English Roll Arm Sofa
There’s something oh-so-charming about a roll-arm sofa. This Inside sofa is a great way to bring a touch of cottagecore or traditional style into your space, and even better: It’s available in a wide range of patterned fabrics.
15. The Scarlett Sofa
The bench seating of this option makes it look larger than it really is, giving it a streamlined effect. The silhouette of the Scarlett sofa leans modern, but with its simple lines, it’s virtually timeless.
16. The Hayley Two-Seat Sofa
With its soft, angled arms and pillow-y cushions, Interior Define’s Hayley sofa feels perfectly lived-in from the get-go — exactly how you want your living room seating to feel. As a bonus, it’s available in two depth options, so you can customize your ideal seat.
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