Small sofas: 5 of the best buys for smaller living rooms

No space? No problem. Check out our favourite small sofas that you can squeeze into even the teeniest of living rooms

John Lewis small sofas
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Looking for the best small sofas to squeeze into your small living room? Or maybe even to pop in a bedroom or home office? No matter how teeny your space room may be, you are still going to need furniture that's comfortable and inviting. Sure, you might have a bit of difficulty squeezing in a full-sized corner sofa into your limited square footage, but lucky for you there are plenty of compact (and still beautiful) sofas out there that would work. 

Check out our favourites for inspiration and if space isn't as scarce for you head to our guide to the best sofas for loads more options. Find out more about designing a small living space in our guide, too.

John Lewis and Loaf small sofa

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Buy Floppy Jo Medium 2 Seater Sofa by Loaf at John Lewis in Brushed Cotton Navy Blue

Super comfy and a lovely relaxed look, the Floppy Jo is the best small sofa you can buy

Specifications
Dimensions: H90 x W117 x D107cm
Upholstery: Material
Filling: Foam and feather
Self assembly: Partial assembly required (legs)
Colours: 21 available
Reasons to buy
+Amazing quality +On-trend relaxed look+Loads of colour options
Reasons to avoid
-Soft cushions mean frequent plumping is required 

Looking for a small sofa but don’t want to compromise on comfort? Hello, Floppy Joe. This laid-back sofa came out of a collab between John Lewis and Loaf, and with its super soft brushed cotton cover, multiple squishy scatter cushions, feather-wrapped foam seat cushions and modest dimensions what is not to love? 

Check out more small sofas from John Lewis

Made.com leather sofa for a small living room

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2. Made.com Dallas 2 Seater Sofa

If you are after a small leather sofa, your search is over...

Specifications
Dimensions: H83 x W146 x D90cm
Upholstery: Italian leather
Filling: Foam and feather
Self assembly: Partial assembly required (legs)
Colours: 2 colours available
Reasons to buy
+The leather wears beautifully +Comfy seat
Reasons to avoid
-Empty List

Upholstered in Italian leather, with a matt, vintage-style finish, the Dallas sofa from Made.com has the soul of retro design with the practicality and comfort of the modern lifestyle. Oh and it’s only 147cm wide... 

Have a look at more sofas perfect for small living rooms from Made.com.

Argos grey sofa

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3. Argos Home Dune 3 Seater Fabric Sofa

The cheapest small sofa on our list, this Argos number is great if you are shopping on a budget

Specifications
Dimensions: H85 x W177 x D87cm
Upholstery: Polyester
Filling: Foam
Self assembly: Partial assembly required (legs)
Colours: 4 available
Reasons to buy
+Fab price+Would suit lots of styles 
Reasons to avoid
-Not super comfy 

Re-doing your living room on a budget? You don't have to fork out a small fortune for a gorgeous grey sofa. This grey sofa is only £399.99 from Argos! With its tapered wooden legs and classic saddle arms, we reckon it's a bit of a steal.

For more sofas under £500 check out our buying guide. 

Made.com sofa

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4. Made.com Scott 2 Seater Sofa

The most Instagrammed sofa out there, just in miniature

Specifications
Dimensions: H84 x W185 x D100cm
Upholstery: Velvet
Filling: Foam and feather
Self assembly: Legs to be fitted
Colours: 7 available
Reasons to buy
+Empty List
Reasons to avoid
-Empty List

Loved by Instagrammers the world over, we had to pop Made.com's iconic Scott sofa in our round up of the best small sofa. The Scott comes in many forms, but if you have a small living room, or after a second sofa, the two seater would be ideal. It's low slung design and tall tapered legs make the Scott perfect for tiny spaces, but if you're after something even smaller, check out the Scott armchair.

Heal's traditional small sofa

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5. Heal's Balmoral 2 Seater Sofa

The most pricey of our picks, but this stylish small sofa is worth in investment

Specifications
Dimensions: H82 x W152 x D90cm
Upholstery: Velvet
Filling: Seat cushion: foam and feather Back cushion: feather
Self assembly: No
Colours: 35 available
Reasons to buy
+Great quality+Classic style +Lots of colour options
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive

If you prefer a more traditional living room style, the Balmoral two seater from Heal’s has plenty of classic details but is less bulky than a regular Chesterfield. It’s high back and arms give the illusion of it being a much larger model, when in fact it is fairly petite at only 152cm wide. 

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