Nobody’s home is complete without a couch. That’s just a fact- we all need somewhere to relax every now and then, and nothing quite hits the spot like a super comfortable couch.
And yet, not all of us live in large houses with ample space to fit whatever couch we see fit.
Some of us live in smaller homes or apartments, and therefore have to give careful consideration to the size of the couch we’re buying.
What you need to do is find the sweet spot. You want a couch that is large enough for you to be able to relax properly and spread yourself out across.
And yet, at the same time, you need a couch that you can squeeze into what space you have, without totally overwhelming the room.
It’s a tough ask, but furniture producers haven’t let our needs go uncatered for.
They’ve created a whole range of small sofas that still pack a punch in all the most important ways; comfort, style, and durability.
If you’re struggling to decide upon the right couch for your small space, then you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, we’ll run through some of the best small couches available on the market today.
Vonanda 4-In-1 Sofa
As anyone working with small spaces will tell you, versatility is a highly prized trait. This sofa has that versatility in abundance.
Not only can it be used as a traditional sofa, but it can also be used as an Ottoman, a lounger, or even a bed.
This makes it perfect for those living in studio apartments with limited space to sleep guests.
The sofa can make the transition from comfortable seating area to bed in just minutes, and the mechanism is simple and easy to understand.
The best thing about this sofa is just how small and compact it is.
It’s just 37 inches wide, and when in fully ‘packed away’ Ottoman mode has a depth of just 27 inches and a height of 17 inches. That means that it can fit in even the smallest spaces with ease.
Don’t worry, though- when extended fully into bed mode, the sofa comes to 74 inches long, which is just over 6 feet, so all but the tallest guests will be able to sleep on it comfortably.
Although small, the sofa is still durable, capable of holding up to 440lbs of weight with ease.
Many readers will still be skeptical of this product as it is a sofa bed, as sofa beds have developed something of a bad reputation for comfort, but you needn’t worry on that score with this 4-in-1 sofa.
This sofa is deceptively comfortable, thanks in large part to the high-density sponge and breathable linen fabric that the sofa is made out of.
Certainly, no previous reviewers have had any issues with comfort.
All in all, this is a versatile, affordable option for someone looking for a couch to fit into a very small space.
It’s not the most stylish sofa in the world, but it’s certainly not ugly, and you can easily dress it up a little with some cushions or a throw.
If you’re not happy with your purchase, you can always send it back, as Vonanda offers a 180-day free trial.
- Super Versatile 4-in-1 design.
- Easy to assemble and convert between different positions.
- About as small a sofa as it’s possible to get, so great for extremely tight spaces.
- 180-day free trial.
- So small that it's a little tight when seating more than one person.
- Not the most stylish design in the world.
Novogratz Leyla Loveseat
This loveseat is the perfect modern solution for anyone trying to furnish a small space.
Whether you’re in an apartment, a condo, a dorm, or even just a small house, this loveseat is a stylish and comfortable seating solution.
Like our previous product, it is also versatile; it works best as a small couch, but with its innovative design that incorporates fold-down armrests, it can also be converted into a stylish lounger or even a bed.
Each armrest also incorporates convenient storage pockets, and as anybody living in a small space will tell you, any extra storage space is extremely well appreciated.
When trying to style a small space, as we know, the size of the couch is paramount. When in sofa mode, this loveseat clocks in at 56” x 30” x 32”.
That makes it plenty big enough to seat two average-sized people comfortably, but small enough to fit in some of those tight places- like under the stairs, for instance.
It also holds up to 400lbs in weight, too, which is enough- with a bit of room to spare- to take the weight of two average American men over the age of 20.
This isn’t as much as some small couches, but it’s enough for most people’s needs.
It is technically a loveseat, after all, and most people will be sharing it with a member of the opposite sex.
With that in mind, you’ll also be happy to learn that it is extremely comfortable.
The reason for the relatively low weight tolerance is the sofa’s sleek and minimalist design, with the sofa standing on four short and sturdy metal legs.
Don’t worry about putting the sofa together, though. Reviewers all agree that the set-up is a breeze!
- The fold-down armrest design makes this sofa versatile.
- Stylish modern design.
- Small enough to fit in most small spaces.
- Weight tolerance is relatively low and may not be suitable for larger people.
HONBAY Convertible Sectional Sofa
If you’ve got a little more space to play with, you might want to consider buying a sectional sofa.
They’re typically bigger than the smaller but more versatile options we’ve looked at so far, but they’re still designed with space-saving very much in mind.
That’s the case with this convertible sectional sofa from HONBAY, which consists of a three-seater sofa and a separate Ottoman that can be put where you see fit.
You can either pop it at either end of the sofa to create a chaise lounge that you can properly spread yourself out across, or you can keep it separate from the sofa entirely, and use it as a standalone seat.
That’s exactly the kind of versatility we’re looking for in a small couch.
But is it comfortable? The answer is a resounding yes.
Whilst the cushions are fairly firm straight out of the box, they offer plenty of support whilst remaining comfortable, which is great for people who struggle with mobility and want to avoid ‘sinking in’.
There’s more good news, too. The sofa will only get comfier, as the more you use it the more the cushions will soften up.
In terms of construction, the sofa is sturdy and yet super easy to assemble.
A layman can get the task done in under 30 minutes without any tools, which isn’t always the case with packed household furniture!
The fabric itself isn’t the most supple to the touch but it is thick and by all accounts durable, which bodes well for the longevity of the sofa especially if you have pets or young children.
Of course, the other vitally important consideration is the sofa’s size.
This sofa is larger than some, measuring 78.5 inches long, 30 inches in depth, and 35 inches in height.
That makes it a little more tricky to fit in the smallest places, but the flip side is that it has a greater weight tolerance than smaller couches.
With a weight capacity of 660lbs, the sofa can comfortably take the weight of three people.
Because it measures only 30 inches in depth, the sofa will also fit through most modern doorways, even in apartment blocks.
- Can seat up to 3 people comfortably.
- Durable and made of high-quality materials.
- Easy to assemble.
- Larger than some space-saving sofas.
Best Choice Products Modern Convertible Folding Sofa Bed
In terms of size, this sofa sits in between the two smaller products at the beginning of our list and the sectional sofa we’ve just looked at.
It measures 65.25 inches in length, 30.5 inches in depth, and 31 inches in height.
It also sits somewhere between the two in terms of versatility, with removable armrests and a fold-out design that allows the sofa to be converted into a pretty sizable sofa bed.
That’s always appreciated in a couch designed for a small space, but where this sofa really stands out is its quality design.
The sofa is made from luxurious-looking, supple black faux leather, and combined with 4 sturdy chrome legs, lends the sofa an overall modern aesthetic great for apartments and condos.
The coolest design feature, we think, is the central fold-down armrest, complete with cupholders.
This might not seem like much, but never underestimate the utility of little features when you’re dealing with a small space.
By having a fold-down armrest, the sofa largely eliminates the need for a coffee table, which is a great space-saving measure.
So, there’s plenty of space for you and a friend to catch the big game, and even somewhere to put your beers.
Speaking of that, the sofa has a total weight capacity of 500lbs. That’s more than enough for two people, and you might even be able to squeeze three ‘little ‘uns’ on if you have the central armrest folded up and remove the armrests from the end.
However, this might not be advisable, as some reviewers have expressed concern over the sofa’s overall sturdiness.
- Central fold-down armrest, complete with cupholders, is convenient and reduces the need for a coffee table.
- Can be folded out into a sofa bed.
- Modern, faux leather design.
- Concerns over the sofa’s sturdiness and durability over time.
GDFStudio Christopher Knight Home Karen Traditional Chesterfield Loveseat Sofa
Not everyone wants a small couch with a modern aesthetic- some people prefer a more traditional design, which is where this sofa comes in.
It’s a great example of the old-fashioned chesterfield style couch, complete with scrolled arms, turned legs, nailhead accents, and deep button tufting.
The tufting gives the sofa that classic look, but it also serves a practical purpose, giving your back some breathing space and stopping you from sticking to the sofa on those warmer days.
Made from polyester, the sofa comes in a range of different colors, including a beautiful brown and emerald green that we think really makes a statement, but without overpowering the room.
Complete with two individual cushions, this chesterfield is as comfortable as it is stylish, too, with both people getting the full support of a deep, plump cushion that skews a little on the firmer side.
What about durability, I hear you ask? No previous purchasers seem to have had too many problems on that score, which is always a good sign, although some have raised concerns about the durability of the fabric, and the product description makes no mention of its total weight capacity.
With dimensions of 33.75” x 61.75” x 27.75”, this sofa sits firmly in the middle of our list in terms of size.
Plenty of space for two to sit comfortably, but not enough for three people, unlike some of our other options.
If you’re looking for a small sofa with a vintage look, this could be the perfect sofa for you- just don’t expect it to seat more than two at a time.
- Attractive vintage chesterfield design.
- Firm and comfortable.
- Neither too big for small places, nor too small to comfortably fit two people.
- Weight capacity not advertised
- Some reviewers express concern over the fabric’s durability.
There are a few factors that you’ll need to consider when buying yourself a couch for a small space. Here are just a few of them:
Obviously, your first concern when looking for a couch or sofa for your small space is size!
Even though all of the couches featured above are recommended for small spaces, they vary quite wildly in size.
The 4-in-1 sofa we began our list with measures just 37” at its widest, whilst the HONBAY sectional sofa measures more than twice that at 78.5”.
So, before you go shopping for a couch for your small space, you need to accurately measure the space you have in mind for your couch.
That way, you can make sure you only consider products that you know will fit in your intended space by checking the product’s dimensions.
We always think versatility is a great trait in any item of furniture in a small space. Can the sofa be used in more ways than one? Does it have any features that give it extra utility?
For example, many sofas designed with small spaces in mind double up as sofa beds, providing extra sleeping space when hosting guests.
When making a difficult decision between a straight-up couch or a more versatile piece of furniture, we’d always pick the latter.
As we’ve seen from this list, there is no shortage of different styles available, even when it comes to small couches.
There are sectional sofas, loveseats, sofa beds, chesterfields, and pretty much everything in between, all in a range of colors and different styles, some more modern, some more traditional.
There’s something out there to suit everyone’s tastes, you’ve just got to decide what you like best!
The material of a sofa is important for two reasons. Firstly, there’s comfort. Some materials are just more comfortable than others, and some people have a genuine preference for certain materials over others.
For example, some people enjoy a supple faux leather sofa, whilst others dislike them as they find them too ‘sticky’ on hot days.
Material is also an important consideration when it comes to durability, as some materials are more durable than others.
Faux leather, for example, is more prone to scratching- which might put off some people with pets or young children.
On the flip side, it’s also easier to clean than some other fabrics. Be sure to think about this when buying your couch, and check the reviews.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is A Loveseat Really A Couch?
The terms sofa and couch are used interchangeably, and generally refer to a piece of upholstered furniture that seats between two and four people.
A loveseat seats just two people, and whilst some people would argue that they are technically different items of furniture, for the intents and purposes of a small space a loveseat is best considered a two-seater sofa.
How Much Do Small Couches Cost?
Small couches typically cost anywhere in the region of $250 to $700, although some of the top-end small couches can cost $1000 or more.
All the couches listed here are on the more affordable end of the spectrum, and cost no more than $600 (excluding shipping).
What Couch Is Best For A Small Room?
Of course, this depends on personal preference! Having said that, we’d recommend opting for a couch that has a more minimalist, slimline design, without bulky armrests for example.
This helps to stop your couch from overwhelming your small space, but also ensures as much of the couch’s dimensions as possible are devoted to actual seating space.