The Best Couch for a Small Living Room

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Are you trying to give your small living room a much-needed, stylish makeover but don’t know what kind of couch will fit the space? You’ve come to the right place! In this blog post, we’ll review some of our favorite couches for small living rooms that pair style and comfort without taking up too much space. Whether you’re looking for an affordable option or something more luxurious, these top picks are guaranteed to turn your small space into a cozy haven. Let’s get started!

Where to Buy Couches for Small Living Rooms

These are my favorite places to shop for small-space sofas that look amazing!

The Best Couch for a Small Living Room

Shopping for the perfect couch for your small living room can be daunting, with so many different styles, sizes, and materials to consider! We’ve removed all the guesswork by narrowing it down to only a handful of couches that will fit perfectly in your small space.

Whether you’re looking for leather, velvet upholstery, or mid-century modern, we’ve rounded up some of the best couches on the market to help you find just what you need.

1) Andes Sofa (60″–86″)

This West Elm small sofa comes in velvet, flatweave, distressed velvet, and performance fabrics in various color options from light gray to burnt umber! The modern form, tailored clean lines, shapely legs, and customizable options make this a beautiful piece of furniture for any small living room.

You can customize this couch by choosing the width, depth, cushion style, color, and leg finish. Side Note: West Elm has a great selection of small coffee tables that pair perfectly with this couch.

2) Oliver 2-Piece Chaise Sectional (79″)

This beautiful West Elm small sectional couch boasts polished lines and crisp tailoring. Its compact shape is small-space friendly. This sectional seats three with ease—four in a pinch. It’s a comfortable seat, and the cushions have fiber-wrapped, high-resiliency polyurethane foam cores.

3) Arianna Modular Sofa (72″–108″)

The low-slung silhouette boasts a casual-cool factor, and the cushy foam padding means it’s deceptively plush!

Each piece is modular, so it’s easy to move and can be used standalone or added later. The modular sectional pieces attach via alligator clips (included) and can be arranged in your desired configuration.

4) Meena Performance Linen Sofa

Urban Outfitters is one of my favorite places to sop for apartment sofas. Give your living space a fresh new look with this two-seater performance linen-upholstered sofa featuring a structural silhouette with clean lines that create a modern-minimalist feel—fitted with two removable back cushions.

This custom piece of furniture will be made to order just for you. This sofa is available exclusively at Urban Outfitters.

5) Savile Leather Tufted Apartment Sofa

CB2 edged up the classic Chesterfield leather sofa with buttery brown leather and clean, modern lines, out with the traditional curved arms and in with a minimal squared-off frame.

Back cushions and sides are fully tufted in rich brown leather that will continue to patina with character, year after year. Sized right for smaller spaces, the roomy frame sits on tapered chrome-plated legs—an ultra-modern detail that would easily become the focal point in any small living space.

The comfy seat cushion is high-density foam, and the leather will age and soften over time with natural variations in color and markings.

6) Movie Felt Gray Sleeper Sofa

This modern sofa doubles as a sleeper sofa! The deep-down lounge appeal of the sofa we know and love, but with a twin bed inside! It’s off with the uni-cushion, then pull out the 5.25″ coil/foam mattress in one smooth move. The couch frame is made with kiln-dried hardwood to prevent warping, and the seat cushion is a multilayer soy- or plant-based polyfoam with cognac-stained removable hardwood legs. Investing in a couches that duo as sofa beds is a great option to save on valuable square footage.

7) Ivory Faux Sherpa Low Back Priscilla Settee

World Market’s exclusive Priscilla settee features a slender low-back profile draped in luxurious ivory faux-sherpa upholstery that feels as soft as genuine shearling. A plush accent seat with soft rounded edges, its warm and wooly fabric inspires cozy lounging.

Finished with wood legs in a versatile light brown, this small sofa alternative is lovely additional seating for the living room, near an entry, or at the foot of your bed.

8) Petrie Velvet Mid-Century Loveseat

Oooo! This one is so beautiful! You know I love my MCM furniture! A Crate & Barrel classic, the Petrie loveseat sits at the intersection of mid-century and today, with clean lines and tailored cushions expertly button-tufted by hand. The loveseat’s pure 1960s aesthetic is scaled for smaller spaces with a deep seat that’s firm and upright but open to slouching back in comfort.

Shown here in green cotton velvet tailors, the sleek, boxy cushions and slim track arms with rich color, durable hardwood frame, and a luxuriously soft feel. This loveseat is available in 8 different colors, making it a great option for any living room!

9) Wells Leather Apartment Sofa

An updated version on the classic leather sofa and sized a bit smaller, the apartment sofa looks rustic and modern as it tucks cushions onto a slim frame supported by iron legs. Tailored with top stitching and French seams on the arms, the beautiful top-grain leather glows with an heirloom patina that results when oils and waxes applied during the finishing process are stretched to create lighter tones known as “burst.”

Uniquely patterned with natural markings, each one-of-a-kind sofa is a Crate and Barrel exclusive.

The best part is that the Forest Stewardship Council certified this leather sofa. This international organization employs independent third parties to certify responsibly managed forests that also create social, economic, and environmental benefits.

10) Kearney 60.62” Upholstered Loveseat

Round out your space. With its flowing lines and floating seat, this loveseat has a soft unexpected silhouette that draws on mid-century modern styles. It’s built with a solid wood frame and wrapped in plush, durable velvet (that comes in a variety of colors), so it’s ready for everyday lounging. This small sofa is perfect for a small space and is super comfortable! You do not need to pay for assembly as the sofa comes ready in the box!

11) Nomad Velvet Loveseat with Ottoman

A loveseat is the perfect starter piece when you don’t have room for a larger sofa, and the matching velvet ottoman is a versatile addition so you can rest your legs, or use it as an extra seat. You could even put an Ottoman Tray on top and use it as a coffee table in a pinch. Plus, the Nomad Velvet Loveseat is packed with all the clever, life-changing features you expect from Burrow, like a built-in USB charger. Burrow’s Nomad seating is the perfect, low-key option for just about any living room look. You can choose from block, slope, or arched arms to customize your chair or sofa while also picking between fabric, velvet, and leather options.

Make the Most of Your Space

If you’re looking for a couch that’ll make the most of your living space but still keeps your small room feeling stylish and sophisticated, then sectional sofas are definitely worth considering. Their design allows you to divide seating into smaller portions to easily fit them into tight spots, making them great for those pursuing the cozy chic aesthetic. Their modularity also means adding more seats or reconfiguring the pieces as needed without making your small living room feel even smaller.

Plus, since they come in more modern styles these days, it’s easier than ever to find a sectional that fits your compact space perfectly!

Understanding Your Layout and Measurements

Navigating small living room layouts can be challenging when it comes to picking the best couch for your space. Knowing your measurements is key if you want to make sure that the couch you get fits as perfectly as possible with your allotted floor space!

To start, take a few measurements of the area you plan on placing your small couch. This should include the width, depth, and height of any doorways or stairs you will be using to bring in the sofa.

Additionally, measure any obstacles such as radiators, windows, or other pieces of furniture that it must fit around. Lastly, once you’ve found the perfect small sofa for your small living room setup, double-check that all your measurements match up, so everything fits exactly how you want it to!


1) What things should I look for in a quality couch?

When looking for a quality couch, you should look for sturdy construction materials such as hardwood frames, high-density foam cushions, and durable upholstery fabrics. You should also consider factors like size and shape to make sure the couch fits in your space. Additionally, check for features like removable covers or chaise lounges that add extra functionality. Finally, research the manufacturer and read reviews to ensure you are getting a quality product that will last.

2) How do I measure for a couch?

To measure for a couch, first measure the room where it will be located. Then, decide on the size and shape of sofa you would like (e.g. loveseat, sectional, etc.). After that, measure the exact distance between the walls and any other obstructions to make sure you have enough room for your couch before you buy it. Finally, measure the entryway of your home so you can ensure the couch will fit through it upon delivery!

3) How do I know if a couch is comfortable?

The best way to know if a couch is comfortable is to test it out in person. Sit on the couch and make sure you can easily get up and down, as well as adjust your positions without feeling uncomfortable or restricted. Additionally, look for support in all the right areas: back cushions should be thick enough to provide support, armrests should be the right height for your arms, and the seat should be wide enough for you to sit comfortably. Finally, pay attention to how long you can stay on the couch without feeling uncomfortable or achy. If it passes all of these tests then that’s a good sign it is comfortable!


Adding furniture to your small living room or studio apartment can be tricky – but with a little help from this blog post, you’re on your way to finding an ideal couch! So what are you waiting for? Get shopping and pick out that perfect couch today!

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Ren Lenhof

Hi there, I’m Ren! Welcome to the House Fur Blog. Life is never dull when you’re living in an 1888 Victorian with over 200 houseplants and two giant dogs – luckily, I know a thing or two about making it all work!

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