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The Best Sofas for Small Spaces

If the size of your home makes a small sofa necessary, you’re not alone. There are many reasons people seek out compact seating, from the realities of apartment life to the need for a sleeper sofa to accommodate guests in an extra room of the house. Not to mention, there are those who use a small sofa as an accompaniment to a larger sofa in the living room. Regardless of your reason for hunting down a petite couch, here are 10 fabulous sofas that thrive in small spaces….

Classic Neutrals

Let’s start with sofas in neutral shades, which offer a classic touch (not to mention, they can easily be brightened with a vibrant throw pillow or two). Below we see the Tillary Sofa from West Elm, which boasts a sleek form, as well as hand-built frames and cushions, and hand-finished upholstery:

Sleek grey sofa from West Elm
Sleek grey sofa from West Elm

An ideal sleeper sofa with a modern look, the Elke Convertible Sleeper Sofa from Room & Board saves space without skimping on style:

Sleek sleeper sofa from Room & Board
Sleek sleeper sofa from Room & Board

Restoration Hardware offers a range of timeless seating options, including The Petite Maxwell Upholstered Sofa. A squared-off form, low back and compact silhouette make this piece perfect for space-challenged rooms. Plus, it’s available in a variety of neutral tones.

Petite upholstered sofa from Restoration Hardware
Petite upholstered sofa from Restoration Hardware

The Asana Armless Loveseat from Crate & Barrel brings eco-friendly style home, thanks to features like a frame crafted from sustainable hardwood and soy-based polyfoam seat cushions:

Armless loveseat from Crate & Barrel
Armless loveseat from Crate & Barrel

Soothing Blues

If you’re looking to add some color to your interior with your new sofa, why not try a soothing shade of blue? This Piazza Apartment Sofa from CB2 is covered in soft denim that’s been enzyme-washed multiple times for the ultimate in comfort. Add a certified sustainable kiln-dried hardwood frame, and you can feel good about the quality of your purchase, as well as its space-saving benefits!

Apartment sofa from CB2
Apartment sofa from CB2

The Etna Convertible Sleeper Sofa from Room & Board features three-position angled-arms that can be lowered to create a twin-sized sleeping space. Available in Ula blue or Ula grey, this midcentury-style piece is the perfect addition to a compact retro-modern living room.

Sleeper sofa from Room & Board
Sleeper sofa from Room & Board

Crate & Barrel’s Finn Loveseat features button tufting and tapered legs that channel mid-century style. Showcasing hand-built frames and hand-finished upholstery, this quality USA-made piece fits neatly into small spaces. Not to mention, it’s available in a range of colors, in case eucalyptus isn’t your first choice:

Minty loveseat from West Elm
Minty blue loveseat from West Elm

Wonderfully Unexpected

Why not make a powerful statement with your small couch?! The Antoinette Fainting Sofa from Urban Outfitters will get the job done, especially since it features a dramatic form, spindle legs, and tufted cotton velvet in a fetching shade of coral!

Coral tufted fainting sofa from Urban Outfitters
Coral tufted fainting sofa from Urban Outfitters

Bring on the brass! The Caine Settee from Jonathan Adler combines traditional and modern motifs, as well as a luxury look created with the help of tuxedo arms, grey velvet, button tufting and a brass base:

Tufted settee from Jonathan Adler
Tufted settee from Jonathan Adler

If you love lounging and you have frequent houseguests, consider a daybed for a chic, comfy look. Say hello to the Lubi Graphite Sleeper Daybed from CB2, which can even accommodate two sleeping guests if you remove the top cushion and place it side by side with the base! This piece is also available in turquoise:

Sleeper daybed from CB2
Sleeper daybed from CB2

Did any of today’s featured sofas catch your eye? Tell us about your favorites by leaving a comment below…

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