Tiny living room? These are the best small couches (that are also cute AF!)

Small, mighty, and highly-rated

Best small couch: grey two seater Amazon couch in tiny bright room with tiled walls and green paint
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Whether you're moving into a new studio apartment or simply looking to update your tiny living room, there's never been a better time to be shopping for a small couch. Nowadays, there are tons of stylish, yet functional options out there. Not only do couches for small spaces offer style and comfort, but they also maximize a limited amount of room. 

With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to find the best one. That's where we come in. We've done the research and selected some of the best couches on the market, making sure each product is fit for a small space and is highly rated by shoppers like you. Our selection includes a variety of styles, from mid-century modern to colorful and contemporary. Each couch has been chosen based on a careful balance of style and practicality. We know that your couch needs to look great, but it also needs to be functional and comfortable. 

Quick menu:
1. 2-seater couches
2. Corner couches
3. Sectional couches

We've also taken into consideration ease of assembly because having a small space means no room for pieces to be scattered everywhere (and here at Real Homes, we are experts at small-space living). Whether you're looking for a two-seater sofa or a modular sectional, our selection has something for everyone. So sit back, relax, and browse our hand-picked options for the best small couches to make those tiny living room ideas you've saved on Pinterest a reality.

The best small couches for your tiny space

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2-seater small couches

When it comes to small apartments, two-seater sofas are your BFF. Not only do they save on space, but they also come in a range of styles and materials, from lush velvet to easy-to-clean fabric. Plus, you won't have to sacrifice comfort or style since they come in an array of colors and finishes.

Small corner couches

Looking for a sofa that can adapt to the size of your space? Then, a corner sofa is the way to go. With the ability to choose which side you can stretch your legs out, based on the shape of your room, you can customize it to fit your space perfectly.

Small sectional couches

Sectional couches are a surprisingly good option for small spaces as they can tuck neatly into a corner to maximize floor space. They also offer ample seating, plus their timeless design can add a touch of style.

Which type of sofa is best for a small living room?

Contrary to popular belief, a sectional sofa is actually a great option for small living rooms because you won't need other forms of seating that can start to add clutter. There are a few features to keep in mind when selecting a sectional for a tiny space — choosing one with a low profile, light color, or modular elements can help.

What sofas make a living room look bigger?

There are two things you can do to make a living room look bigger. Invest in a mirror, which helps open up a room, and opt for a light-colored sofa. Colors such as white, beige, and pale gray help make a space feel light and airy since the soft hues reflect light.

How we chose these couches for small spaces

We picked out the best couches for small spaces based on real customer reviews and ratings, so you know you're getting a highly-rated product. And because these sofas needed to fit into tight spaces, we also made sure they had relatively small footprints, while still looking great. Finally, we chose products at a range of different prices. Because couches are typically investment pieces, some have higher price tags, but you'll see plenty of affordable options, too.

Where to buy a couch for a small space

Looking for even more options? Check out these retailers, who all offer a great selection of stylish and space-saving sofas to fit any small living space.

Patty Lee

Patty Lee is a lifestyle editor who has experience writing about food, home, travel, and more. She has held editorial roles for print and digital publications such as The Kitchn, The Spruce Eats, New York Daily News and Time Out New York and also served as social media manager for Martha Stewart Living. Additionally, her writing has been published by Thrillist, Food Network, PureWow, Forbes Vetted, and more. A native New Yorker who grew up in Brooklyn's Chinatown, her perfect weekend breakfast is a combination of bagels and dim sum.