Small sofas: 5 of the best picks for small living rooms

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

Argos Home Dune 3 Seater Fabric Sofa, one of the best small sofas, in a modern living room with large floor-to-ceiling windows, a white console table, a plant and a purple and white rug
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If you are looking for the best small sofas to squeeze into your living room, or maybe a handy sofa to pop in your bedroom, look no further than our expert guide. 

Because 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. 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 more living room ideas in our gallery too – loads can be adapted for small living rooms. 

The 5 best small sofas

John Lewis Floppy Jo Medium 2 Seater Sofa in a modern neutral living room with large barn-style bi-fold doors

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1. Floppy Jo Medium 2 Seater Sofa

The best small sofa you can buy – super comfy and with a lovely relaxed look, the Floppy Jo is a great pick

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

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Amazing quality 
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On-trend relaxed look
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Loads of colour options

Reasons to avoid

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Soft cushions mean frequent plumping is required 

Looking for small sofas but don’t want to compromise on comfort? Hello, Floppy Jo. 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? 

  • Shop the Floppy Jo Medium 2 Seater Sofa here

Made.com Dallas leather sofa in a small white living room with a black and white striped rug, black coffee table and a black lamp

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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

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The leather wears beautifully 
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Comfy seat

Reasons to avoid

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None...

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... 

  • Shop the Made.com Dallas 2 Seater Sofa

Argos Home Dune 3 Seater Fabric Sofa in a modern living room with large floor-to-ceiling windows, a white console table, a plant and a purple and white rug

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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

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Fab price
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Would suit lots of styles 

Reasons to avoid

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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. 

  • Shop the Argos Home Dune 3 Seater Fabric Sofa

Made.com Scott 2 Seater Sofa in a white living room with a wooden coffee table, and a geometric brown and green rug

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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

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Very popular choice
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Comes in other sizes

Reasons to avoid

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None!

Loved by Instagrammers the world over, we had to pop Made.com's iconic Scott sofa in our round up of the best small sofas. 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. Its 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 (opens in new tab).

  • Shop the Made.com Scott 2 Seater Sofa

Heal's Balmoral 2 Seater Sofa in a living room with blue wall panelling, blue and white rug, and a white and gold lamp

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5. Heal's Balmoral 2 Seater Sofa

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

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Great quality
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Classic style 
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Lots of colour options

Reasons to avoid

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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. Its 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. 

  • Shop the Heal's Balmoral 2 Seater Sofa

Looking for more living room inspiration?

Hebe joined the Real Homes team in early 2018 as Staff Writer before moving to the Livingetc team in 2021 where she took on a role as Digital Editor. She loves boho and 70's style and is a big fan of Instagram as a source of interiors inspiration. When she isn't writing about interiors, she is renovating her own spaces – be it wallpapering a hallway, painting kitchen cupboards or converting a van.

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