Small spaces can often put you an interior design quagmire. Reconciling the space you are given with your aesthetic desire can be tough! When you don’t have the time to design and then produce a custom piece, you are destined to purchase “off-the-shelf”. Avoid the search headaches with our favorite ready-made sofas that keep things chic when you don’t have time to customize!

Neutrals Don’t Have to Be Boring

Favorite sofas for small spaces

This Donghia sofa features luxurious cushion options — bench style (sown above) or the traditional three-cushion sofa. The sleek lines are intriguing without being dominating. It’s perfect for a sitting room or apartment living.

P.S.There’s a maple wood plinth that’s totally concealed in this Pavel sofa!


Favorite sofas for small spaces

The Baldwin sofa from Bernhardt Interiors is another favorite of the Laura U team. White goes with (almost) everything and brightens your small space too. This lovely little seat also features sturdy, but minimal, footing and doesn’t sacrifice your armrest. It’s a sinuous spring construction, too.

Favorite sofas for small spaces

This aptly named Huppe sofa (“Triumph”) makes a subtle mid-century statement. The button tufts on the back cushions are handsome and are a nice foil to the clean lines of the track arm. The tapered wooden feet pump up the mad-men vibe just a touch.


Colors & Mixed Materials

Favorite sofas for small spaces

This transitional Clint sofa from Century Furniture combines the clean lines of the Baldwin sofa with the mid-century tufting of the Huppe, all on a structured wooden base. The metal accents at the foot of each leg add a subtle, but noticeable edge.

Favorite sofas for small spaces

Small rooms can make statements, too! This sofa from one of our fave retail shops – Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. – pulls from Hollywood-glam inspired upholstery and gives it an Art Deco nod. With this sexy kidney-shape, there is something very “Great Gatsby” about the Vera sofa, so don’t be shy about how you accessorize!


Favorite sofas for small spaces

Interior design is a combination of creativity and methodical planning. This loveseat exhibits these two tenets perfectly! It is practical, chic, and comfortable. Consider this handsome sofa from Thayer Coggin for your small space.


Modern Choices for the Modern Home


Favorite sofas for small spaces

A cute-as-a-button loveseat should be a staple in small spaces. This one from Safavieh (inspired by one of LA’s most popular interior designers) strips away unnecessary frills yet retains the comfort and style factors of its larger peers.


Favorite sofas for small spaces

Thomas Pheasant is a classicist with a contemporary bent. He delivers the unique pieces, but this Patricia Sofa has to be one of our all-time favorites. The sinuous shape and clean lines just work.


From foyers to stair halls, to lounge areas and apartment living, small and stylish seating is a MUST. Hope you have enjoyed our faves and that you find the perfect spot in your home for one of these hot little numbers!


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Laura U

Laura Umansky is a story-teller at heart. Her unique perspective and tailored design process empower her to create singular interiors for clients all over the world.

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