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9 Best Apartment Sofas and Small Sectionals to Cozy Up On

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If lounging is a favorite pastime, your small living room space doesn’t have to cramp your style. We’ve got 9 of the best couches for small spaces and best sectionals for small spaces that are stylish, compact and comfortable enough to cozy up on.

Things to watch for as you shop for a couch to fit your apartment-sized space include reversible chaises and size dimensions. According to RentCafe, “the average rental apartment size in the U.S. is 882 square feet.” With studio apartments running in the 300- to 400-square-foot area, an 8-foot couch is probably not an ideal use of your space. Most furniture dealers consider small couches to be under 89″ wide.

Reversible chaises are handy as they are designed with small to mid-sized rooms in mind and allow you to move the extended chaise to either side of the unit to fit your unique space.

1. Thompson Reversible Modular Sofa and Chaise

With sizes of 34.45” H x 77.67” W x 58.68” D, this reversible chaise and loveseat combo is made for small to mid-size rooms, with the ability to change the arrangement by moving the chaise piece to either side.

Available at Wayfair, 77.6″ wide.

2. Bryce Lounge Sectional Set at PB Teen

This well-made, three-piece sectional set consists of a corner piece, ottoman and armless chair that can be configured as you’d like. It’s one of the best small sectionals on the internet. The high-density foam is long-lasting and comfortable.

As shown, 66″ x 64″ W and 29″ H, $1,147 at Pottery Barn Teen

3. SÖDERHAMN Sofa at Ikea

Small, stylish and affordable, the SÖDERHAMN armless sofa comes in four colors and other sizes and styles. Place a coordinating ottoman against the sofa to create a small lounge spot or use the ottoman as a makeshift coffee table. Want arms to rest your head on? Ikea’s got a version like that available too.

73″ W x 39″ D x 33″ H, $599 at Ikea

4. Avec Apartment Sofa by CB2

The Avec comes in at just 65 inches wide to work in the smallest of living rooms. The thin arms create more seating area space, while the raised mid-century modern-style legs create the illusion that this small apartment sofa floats. The tight-back style (no back pillows) is functional for spaces where a deeper sofa wouldn’t fit.

65″ W x 34.5″ D x 29.5″ H, $1,399 at CB2

5. Merwin Wide Microfiber/Microsuede Reversible Corner Sectional with Ottoman

This sofa and ottoman combination is at the larger end of the small sectional size, but works in a traditional-style small living room or a modern, small apartment space. The 59-inch long sofa is the perfect spot to kick up your feet to chill or take a nap.

82″ W x 59″ D x 36″ H, $540 and up, at Wayfair

6. Petrie Small Apartment Sofa by Crate and Barrel

This mid-century modern sofa is another great couch for a small space. It’s really iconic and will be the focal point of a small living room. It’s built to last, made in the United States and comes in a variety of sizes and fabrics.

76″ W x 36″ D x 32″ H, $1,799 at Crate and Barrel

7. Deco Convertible Sleeper by Room and Board

A sleek, modern and armless sofa that’s a hybrid between a futon and a sofa, the Deco quickly converts into a queen sleeper. It’s one of our favorite couches for small spaces. There’s a storage sling under the seat that can hold sheets, pillows and other bedding.

79″ W x 38″ D x 25″ H, $1,199 at Room and Board

8. Gray Brendan Sofa Bed at Cost Plus World Market

This understated, modern sofa bed has a fold-flat back that converts the small apartment sofa into a queen-size bed.

71″ W x 41.5″ D x 33.5″ H, $900 at Cost Plus World Market

9. Maxwell Sofa by Restoration Hardware

Last but not least is this luxurious small apartment sofa. Restoration Hardware makes this hand-crafted sofa that features a solid wood frame. There’s also an option to add feather inserts in the seats and backs, as well as several leathers and high-end fabrics. The best part of the Maxwell is its size options: three depths (from petite to deep) and sizes from 5 feet up to 10 feet.

60″ W x 37″ D x 30″ or 34″ H in the leather shown, $3,895 and up at Restoration Hardware

The bottom line

It truly is possible to have a sectional or sleeper sofa, even if you live in a small apartment. You can also find these sofas in a variety of price points to suit whatever you’re looking for. There are so many couches for small spaces!


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