Need a small couch? So do I for my office. I've done a ton of research and set out 9 excellent picks (plus galleries featuring dozens of additional small sofa options.)
Need a small couch?
Many people do. In fact, I’m currently looking for one for my office. I’ve done a ton of research looking for the best small sofa that’ll fit in a fairly small space.
Below you’ll find a small, but solid selection of small couches. As you can tell, I like the chesterfield a lot.
FYI, if you’re looking for small sectionals, check out our small sectionals article here.
Table of Contents
- AODAILIHB Modern Soft Cloth Tufted Cushion Loveseat Sofa Small Space Configurable Couch
- Best Choice Products Faux Leather Upholstered Modern Convertible Small Couch
- Serta RNE-3S-CC-SET Rane Collection Convertible Sofa
- Walsunny Convertible Sectional Sofa Couch
- Amazon Brand – Stone & Beam Isabel Traditional Sofa, 84″W, Tan
- ZINUS Jackie Sofa Couch / Easy, Tool-Free Assembly, Soft Grey
- Amazon Brand – Rivet Bigelow Modern Leather Sofa Couch
- Pawnova Futon Sofa Bed, Modern Faux Leather Convertible Folding Lounge Couch
- LIZONGSFHE Hamar Adjustable Sofa in Chocolate Flannel Fabric
- Five FAQs About Small Couches
- Our Previous List of Favorite Small Couches
- A. Small Chesterfield Sofas
- B. Smaller Regular Sofas
- C. Compact Futons
- D. Small Camel Back Sofas
- D. Conclusion
AODAILIHB Modern Soft Cloth Tufted Cushion Loveseat Sofa Small Space Configurable Couch
The AODAILIHB sofa features a modern minimalist design with thick, double-layer velvet fabric and a timeless classic design which makes it super soft and comfortable for sitting and relaxing. This small couch makes a perfect option for use in a bedroom, living room, family room, or even a camper it can also be used as part of your office decor. It has a solid wood frame that makes it stable and sturdy lost still remaining very comfortable. It is only available in dark grey color at this time.
Best Choice Products Faux Leather Upholstered Modern Convertible Small Couch
This folding futon sofa bed has three adjustable positions and is great for compact living space, especially for small apartments and dorm rooms. It has a built-in bonus room since the armrests are removable and there are two cupholders built into the center. As a couch, its three backrest settings allow you to relax after a hard day’s work or kick back and watch a good movie with friends.
You will always be prepared for overnight guests since you can switch this sofa to a comfortable bed in just a few seconds. It is crafted with tufted faux leather and four chrome metal legs so it’s very durable and will last for several years to come.
Basically, this futon gives you the functionality of a large sofa without taking up unnecessary room in a smaller area of your home, apartment, or dorm room. It is conveniently available in brown, white, or black options. It is available in black, gray, or beige to match anyone’s tastes and preferences.
Serta RNE-3S-CC-SET Rane Collection Convertible Sofa
This small sofa is the perfect size for small rooms and spaces and offers a sophisticated look and style that will add to the unique contemporary design of any room in your home or apartment. It is crafted with quality polyester fabric with a modern design in different color schemes.
It is easy to convert this living room style sofa to a lounging position and a bed for sleeping. Perfectly sized for small spaces and the simple yet unique contemporary design lends a relaxed and sophisticated look.
Walsunny Convertible Sectional Sofa Couch
With an L-shaped design, this reversible chaise, small couch makes the perfect choice for any small room in your home. Its cool modern linen fabric offers comfortable seating or lounging in its cushion design conforms to the body making it even more comfortable and relaxing to use.
It is great for any small room in your house or apartment and can even be used in an office or camper. Its convertible design allows it to be taken apart easily and installed in less than ten minutes.
Amazon Brand – Stone & Beam Isabel Traditional Sofa, 84″W, Tan
This amazing traditional-style small sofa features stain-resistant fabric that also resists wear and tear, so it is ready for guests and can endure an active family along with pets. It has a clean design that will fit with almost any household or office décor and can be used in any room in your home that you need it.
Its classic style and comfortable seating will be appealing to not only you and your family for relaxing and taking in a good movie but also to your visitors to your home. A matching ottoman is available to complete this amazing piece of furniture, but it is sold separately. To set this sofa up when it arrives, you just screw in the legs and you’re ready to use it in less than ten or fifteen minutes.
ZINUS Jackie Sofa Couch / Easy, Tool-Free Assembly, Soft Grey
Made of polyester fabric and featuring foam and fiber cushions, the Zinus Jackie Sofa Couch Bose a minimalist design with easy-to-care-for woven fabric that is comfortable for sitting, lounging, watching TV, or reading a book. It will become your new favorite place to nap, and it has a naturally strong and durable frame assert will last for years to come.
It’s easy to assemble and clean it, you simply use mild detergent on a damp cloth since its cushion covers are not removable. It offers a comfy backrest as well as armrests and even a backrest pillow. This sofa is a great option for small apartment living or as a piece in your small or even tiny home.
Amazon Brand – Rivet Bigelow Modern Leather Sofa Couch
This mid-century modern leather sofa couch has a contemporary flair to it that will add some flavor to any home decor. Its generously stuffed foam cushions provide a great amount of comfort while you sit to do work on your laptop, watch a movie with your family and friends, or visit with company.
It has a solid wood frame and wooden legs they add plenty of support, stability, and durability. It’s easy to care for because it just wipes clean with a dry, soft cloth. It comes in cognac and espresso and will make a stunning piece for your house, apartment, dorm room, office, or even a camper.
Pawnova Futon Sofa Bed, Modern Faux Leather Convertible Folding Lounge Couch
Whether you need a small couch for your living room or family room or you need extra seating in your dorm room or gas trim, this futon sofa bed by Pawnova is a great option and it is available in black, brown, gray, white, and purple modern faux leather to fit anyone’s taste in home decor. It features two cup holders for added convenience and soft armrests that are removable.
It converts to a folding lounge couch or sofa bed so that you can sleep on it or have extra space for guests when they stay overnight. It is adjustable so you can place the backrest in different positions when you want to take time out of your day for a great nap or you just want to kick back and watch the football game with your friends.
The nice, soft backrest can be locked in the position that is best for you and will support your back and lumbar region of your body. Its padded seating is comfortable, and its strong metal in wood construction makes it sturdy and able to bear quite a bit of weight. It’s easy to clean since you can simply use wet wipes to wipe up stains on the surface of this amazing sofa bed.
It is also easy to assemble, and you can do that by yourself in about 20 minutes. This would make a great addition to a small living room, family room, dorm room, or office, and you can even use it in your RV or camper as you head out on the highway for some fun in the sun.
LIZONGSFHE Hamar Adjustable Sofa in Chocolate Flannel Fabric
Dis adjustable small sofa offers a bright interior chocolate flannel design and also comes in blue. It is part of the romantic Hamar Adjustable Sofa Collection boasts a modern design that will fit well with any décor and in a variety of smaller spaces. It has an adjustable feature that allows you to switch from a sitting position to a sleeping position by simply lifting up the lightweight seat cushion.
Its easy and quick transformation makes it immediately ready to use as a bed which offers even more flexibility when you have company over. Its wood frame and legs make it a very sturdy option and its lightweight flannel fabric is easy to clean and maintain. This adjustable sofa by Hamar is a great option for you to choose from if you are looking for a couch for a small living room, family room, or guest room.
It will even make a great choice for your camper, trailer, or cabin so you can be comfortable and relax while getting away from the stresses of everyday life. Your son or daughter can even use this sofa in their dorm room at college so they will have a couch to sit on and a bed to sleep on without taking up extra space by having both a bed and a couch in their small space.
Five FAQs About Small Couches
What is a small couch called?
Some small couches are referred to as such but sometimes they are called loveseats depending on the style.
Are sectionals good for small living rooms?
Yes, if it is the right size and fit for space.
Does a sectional make a room look bigger?
A large sectional sofa for all or most of the seating in your living or family room can make the room feel larger than it would with several different chairs.
What is a couch for one person called?
A sofa made for one person to sit in is referred to as a good chair or armchair.
What is the table behind a couch called?
When a console table is placed behind a sofa, it is referred to as a sofa table.
Our Previous List of Favorite Small Couches
A. Small Chesterfield Sofas
1. Abbyson Louise Chesterfield Leather Sofa
Made using genuine leather, this small sofa looks great when doubled up as part of an ensemble in a traditional sitting room. The 86-inch width and 39-inch depth also mean that you don’t have to have to struggle too much to fit it through the door. Having said that, it weighs 150 pounds, so moving it is a two-person job.
The hardwood frame can take a few bounces, and the top grain leather should hold up to wear over time. It only comes in brown though, so you may have to look elsewhere if you want a choice of colors.
The rounded corners also have a foam 2.0 filling, as do the seat cushions, so it’s nice and comfortable for when you want to lounge around. Having said all that, it does come in at the pricier end of the spectrum for small couches and sofas.
- Made using genuine top grain leather
- Looks great in a traditionally designed sitting room
- Sturdy hardwood frame
- Has a foam 2.0 filling
- Only available in brown
- One of the priciest compact sofas around
2. Serve Chesterfield Sofa
This sofa comes with four upholstery choices, including the default Laguna, azure, and two shades of gray. However, bear in mind that switching from the default does incur a cost. As for the sofa itself, it’s 82.5 inches wide and 33.5 inches deep, though that falls to 22.5 inches once you take cushions into account.
That’s still more than enough for most rear ends, plus the 100-pound weight means it’s easy to move around the room. The polyester fabric feels soft enough, though there is a certain roughness to it. As for the frame, it’s made using rubber wood, with walnut legs.
The sofa can seat four, up to a maximum weight limit of 800 pounds. You also get a one-year warranty. However, bear in mind that there’s some assembly required, so you may work up a bit of a sweat getting it ready.
- Low weight makes it easy to shift around the room
- You have a choice of several upholstery types
- Large enough for four people despite the compact design
- Comes with a one-year warranty when purchased from a reputable vendor
- 800-pound weight limit makes it unsuitable for several larger people at once
- You have to pay extra if you don’t want the default upholstery
3. Garcia Chesterfield Sofa
This mid-range sofa comes with a choice of four upholsteries, though two of them do carry a small fee. It has a large lattice pattern on the back, with buttons sprinkled throughout to give it that classic look that many people like in their small couches and sofas.
The 86.5-inch width puts it at the larger end of the small couches and sofas spectrum. However, the 32.63-inch depth may be shallower than you were expecting. It weighs 116 pounds, so moving it shouldn’t be a problem.
It has a polyurethane foam fill and removable bun feet. The blend of linen and polyester for the fabric lends it a certain softness, plus all of the materials are certified as non-toxic and lead-free. It ships in three boxes, which makes it easy to get through the door but does mean there’s some assembly needed.
- You get a choice of four upholsteries
- Has removable bun feet
- Fabrics contain no toxins or lead
- Looks absolutely gorgeous
- The cushions feel really firm when you first set it up
- You have to put it together yourself
4. Gilmore Chesterfield Sofa
The legs may be the first thing you notice with this sofa, as they elevate it a little higher than most other small couches and sofas. It’s 86 inches wide, 32 inches deep, and has a 20-inch back once you put the cushions in place. It’s also one of the lighter small couches and sofas, weighing in at just over 100 pounds.
You’ll love the velvet fabric, which makes it one of the softer small sofas around. It’s the polyester variety though, so you may not feel the same softness as you would with natural velvet. It seats three people, with a maximum weight capacity of 900 pounds, so build quality shouldn’t be a problem unless a bunch of big people start bouncing around on it.
It also comes with a one-year warranty for parts, so get it sent back quickly if you spot any defects. As with many other Chesterfield sofas, it requires some assembly.
- Comes with a choice of four types of upholstery
- Very light weight
- Has a large weight capacity given its size
- You benefit from a one-year parts warranty
- The velvet is of the synthetic, rather than the natural variety
- The seat cushion doesn’t fit as snuggly as you may like
B. Smaller Regular Sofas
1. Edward Sofa
This is an ideal option for many small spaces. It’s nice-looking, fits in most home decor styles and it’s small. It’s only 72″ wide, which is pretty compact.
The overall design is simple; not much flourish, but it’s also not ugly by any stretch of the imagination.
Another dimension aspect I like a lot is the deep seat. I loathe sofas that don’t offer a deep seat.
Notice the subtle flair arm, which gives it an attractive curvature. While small, it comfortably seats two people. Add an ottoman and you’ll be very comfortable.
The back cushions are removable making it easy to clean them or flip them around.
Priced well under a $1,000, it won’t break the bank.
2. Debolt Sofa
At only 68″ wide, this is a stylish option that will fit many small spaces.
The seamless curve of the back through to the arms is a classic channel back design style.
Also well under $1,000, this option doesn’t lack in quality (plenty of excellent customer reviews).
The frame is solid wood. The upholstery is linen.
Whether your home is in a more contemporary style or traditional style, this classic design will fit nicely.
3. Tiny Twin Sleeper
Look at this itty bitty sofa. It’s like a big chair but can fit two people (snugly).
It’s only 58″ wide and it is also a sleeper sofa so even the smallest house or apartment will have a ready made bed for guests.
The bed mattress is the coil style.
While not my favorite style, you don’t necessarily buy this as a living room showpiece. This small couch is for tiny spaces – a small office or as an additional piece if you also need a sleeper sofa.
4. Small Overstuffed sofa
Now we’re talking my style.
I love overstuffed furniture because it’s comfortable.
While small, this attractive overstuffed sofa offers a seating option in a small space that’s also very comfortable. I also think it looks great.
This is a Serta brand couch which is a quality, well-recognized brand in the furniture space.
And get this, it costs less than $500.
C. Compact Futons
1. Kodiak Futon Lounger
One of the main things that sets this apart as one of the better small couches and sofas is its adaptability. You can arrange the back cushions into three different configurations, which may make it a great choice for those looking for some extra flair for their sitting rooms. It even doubles as a mattress for those who want a sofa bed.
You get a choice of 19 colors and design patterns, so there’s something for everybody. When in its couch configuration, it’s 66 inches wide. It should be fine for two people, but you may not want to overburden it. It weighs less than 70 pounds too, so switching it between the different styles won’t present a problem.
The fabrics are a 100% polyester blend, while the mattress/sofa cushion combines 80% blended cotton with a soft polyurethane foam.
- Can switch between sofa, lounger, and bed at will
- Huge choice of designs and colors
- Low weight makes it easy to move around
- Haphazard measurements may make it tough to assemble
- The back cushions could use more padding
2. DHP Emily Futon Sofa Bed
Another one of those small couches and sofas that doubles as a bed, this futon has a minimalistic design. The back folds down to create a basic bed, but you’ll have to provide your own cushions or pillows if you plan on getting a good night’s sleep. It’s available in nine colors and can hold a maximum weight of 600 pounds.
It does have several pieces of paired furniture, including small chairs and ottomans. This obviously cost extra, but it’s nice to know that you can create a matching sitting room ensemble. When in the sofa position, it’s 71.5 inches wide, with a 35-inch depth.
You receive a one-year limited warranty, though this is from the date of purchase rather than a receipt. It also needs some assembly.
- Converts between sofa and small bed
- Has a high maximum weight capacity
- Comes in a choice of colors
- Has a limited warranty of one year
- You’ll need your own pillows if you use it as a bed
- Feels a little hollow when you’re sat down
3. Andover Mills Minter Convertible Sofa
At the higher end of the convertible small couches and sofas spectrum comes the Minter convertible sofa. You’ll immediately notice that it has more padding than some of the other sofa beds on this list. It also comes with some throw pillows and the arms included, so it’s not a bare-bones package.
As a sofa, it’s over 84 inches wide, with a 23.5-inch deep seat. Convert it into a mattress and that depth jumps up to 72 inches. It’s on the heavier side, weighing in at almost 125 pounds.
It’s ISTA 31 certified too, which offers you some extra peace of mind. The microfiber materials lend it some softness, but you may find the cushions are a touch firm. They soften over time, plus you have a one-year product warranty to play with if you need it.
- One of the larger convertible sofas around
- Comes with throw pillows
- The sofa setting actually has arms, which is rare with a convertible
- Carries ISTA certification
- The middle on both the seat and back feel less sturdy than the rest of the sofa
- Assembly instructions feature some terrible diagrams
See a whole lot more small futons here.
D. Small Camel Back Sofas
1. Fairfield Camel Back Sofa
Perhaps one of the pricier small couches and sofas around, you do get what you pay for with this sofa. It has an elegantly curved back, which peaks at the top, and a refined style that means it looks great in modern or traditional sitting rooms. The big legs elevate it enough to offer some leg room for taller people as well.
Having said that, it’s 75.5 inches in width, with the arms taking some of that away, and it has a 20.5-inch seat depth when the cushions are on. It comes pre-assembled too, so there’s no fiddling about with tools for the impatient among you.
It’s TB117-2013-certified too, so it meets California’s laws for fire safety. A combination of foam and synthetic fibers make up the fill, whereas the fabric is a microfiber that makes it feel nice and soft. Despite the three-cushion seat, it only has a maximum weight capacity of 300 pounds.
- Has a stylish look thanks to the curved back
- Tall, tobacco-colored legs offer some elevation
- TB117-2013 compliant
- Has sinuous wire springs that lend some bounce to the cushions
- Surprisingly low maximum weight capacity considering it’s a three-seater
- A touch pricey for what you get
2. Elaine Camel Back Sofa
A two-cushion sofa with a satin teal coloring, this has a maximum weight capacity of 500 pounds. It has a Birchwood interior, which should mean that you don’t have to worry about any mold or discoloration over time. The little studs that run up and down the curved arms also have a zinc finish for added protection.
It’s 77 inches wide, with a 31-inch depth, plus it has elevated wood legs. You wouldn’t want to drag it across a hardwood floor, but at least you get more leg room than you get from other small couches and sofas. The curved camel back also lends it an elegant look, though it’s only 31 inches high.
It’s one of the lighter small couches and sofas around, being one of the few to weigh less than 100 pounds. It does come in parts though, so you’ll spend a bit of time putting it together before you can rest.
- Has a high weight capacity for its own low weight
- The satin teal color suits the elegant camel back design perfectly
- The use of Birchwood and zinc protect the frame
- Requires some assembly
- The arms don’t have a lot of padding
3. Jennifer Taylor Legacy Camel back Sofa
You’ll fall in love with this unique take on the camelback sofa design. The back has a symmetrical pattern, with each side peaking before the halfway point, then coming back down slightly to create an almost heart-shaped middle. It’s a two-seater too, so you get some nice big cushions thrown into the mix.
This also uses Birchwood throughout, so mold won’t be a problem over time. The legs offer some elevation too, though that come down into fairly narrow points. Its 82-inch width offers plenty of sitting space for two people, and it’s 35 inches deep.
The base mirrors the design of the camelback, though it also has tiny nail heads running along the edge to round out the package. You get a choice of two colors, though the unappetizingly-named fungi will cost a little more.
- Gorgeous twist on the traditional camel back design
- Big cushions make it one of the more comfortable small sofas around
- Has a Birchwood frame that resists mold
- Comes with a one-year limited warranty
- Pointed feet may scratch or dent wooden floors
- The rounded arms are a bit on the small side
You have a few choices to make when you’re looking at small couches and sofas. The classic Chesterfield design may look a touch out of place in modern homes, but you can’t deny their comfort. Camelback sofas offer more space for unique design choices, while futons have convertibility up their sleeve.
Pay attention to the sizes and weight limits too. Some small sofas may look like they can hold more than they can, and you don’t want any nasty surprises if you try to overload them. Nevertheless, every sofa on this list is a good choice for anybody who wants a sofa to fit a small space.
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