The best sofas for small living rooms

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

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Looking for a sofa for a small living space? No matter how teeny your living room may be, you are still going to need living room 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 in a small living space. Check out our favourites for inspiration and choose the best sofa for your room.

Find out more about designing a small living space in our guide, too.

1. The seriously comfy small sofa

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 it’s super soft brushed cotton cover, multiple squishy scatter cushions, feather-wrapped foam seat cushions and modest dimensions what is not to love?

John Lewis and Loaf small sofa

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2. The leather small sofa 

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

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3. The small sofa (that's also a sofa bed)

What’s a small space dweller to do when it comes to providing extra beds for overnight guests? While most sofa beds are fairly hefty, the Lennon sofa bed from Perch and Parrow is super compact (only 150cm wide) and we are pretty sure it will squeeze into most small living rooms. 

Perch and Parrow small sofa bed

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4. The budget small sofa 

The Lily from is ideal if you are working with a small space and doing up a living room on a budget. It has a surprisingly spacious seating area despite its small footprint, due to its pared back shape plus, the fixed seat and back cushions also cut down on excess cushions and give the illusion of size. budget sofa for a small living room

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5. The Mid-century inspired small sofa

Going for the Mid-century modern vibe in your living room? The simple design and tapered legs the Brad sofa from Perch and Parrow would fit right in. It’s also great for small living rooms as the pared back frame and slim, high legs allow plenty of light to flow around the space.

6. The traditional small sofa

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

Heal's traditional small sofa

(Image: © Heal's)

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