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10 of the best sofas for small and compact spaces

If your living room is a little on the small side, it means you’ve got to choose wisely if you want your new sofa to perfectly slot into place. Check out my selection of the best sofas for your space.

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We know it’s a little frustrating that you can’t choose your next sofa purely based on what it looks like. But you’ll be pleased to hear there are plenty of small-scale sofa choices available to you.


Whether you need a narrow sofa or shallow sofa, we’ve shared some of the best options for you below, so you can spend less time searching around, and more time creating your favourites list!



What is the smallest size sofa?


The smallest size sofa is a two seater sofa. If you want anything smaller than that, then you’re in chair territory. Now two seater sofas aren’t a standard size, their dimensions do vary, depending on the design.


Generally speaking, two seater sofas tend to have two large seating cushions, which a maximum of two people can sit on.



Is a corner sofa good for a small room?


Yes, providing the corner sofa doesn’t fill up your entire room, leaving space for nothing else.


The beauty of a corner, or L-shaped sofa, is that they tuck right into a corner, making use of space that may not necessarily have been used. Keep an eye out for chaise sofas, they’re the smallest corner sofa choice.


Once you’ve decided on the design, make sure you take the time to thoroughly measure-up. When looking at our sofas online, you’ll find we include a full breakdown of all the dimensions, including height (A), width (B), depth (C), seat height (D), seat depth (E) and arm height (F). 


Don’t just measure your sofa space either, measure the width and height of your doors and hallway; just to be sure the sofa you choose will actually fit in your home! 


Check out our guide to the best compact corner sofas


The best sofas for small & compact spaces


Having a small room to work with doesn’t mean you have a small amount of sofa choices to select from, not if you’re exploring our extensive sofa ranges.


From narrow sofas to shallow sofas, here are some of the best sofas to get you started on your small sofa journey:

1. Storm 2 Seater Sofa


Key features:

  • Available in two neutral colours with patterned accent cushions
  • Luxurious foam seat interiors as standard
  • Part of our new quick delivery collection
  • Lifetime frame guarantee


Measurements

  • Height: 86cm (33.9in)
  • Width: 152cm (59.8in)
  • Depth: 90cm (35.4in)
  • Seat Height: 40cm (15.7in)
  • Seat Depth: 60cm (23.6in)
  • Arm Height: 62cm (24.8in)



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2. Baxter 2 Seater Sofa


Key features:

  • Available in two neutral colours 
  • Part of our quick delivery service
  • Luxurious foam seat interiors, as standard
  • Lifetime frame guarantee 


Measurements:

  • Height: 89cm (35.0in)
  • Width: 129cm (50.8in)
  • Depth: 80cm (31.5in)
  • Seat Height: 46cm (18.1in)
  • Seat Depth: 47cm (18.5in)
  • Arm Height: 58cm (22.8in)



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3. Hoxton 2 Seater Sofa


Key features:

  • Available in six vibrant fabric colours and five luxurious leather options
  • Available with quick delivery
  • Luxurious foam seat interiors, as standard
  • Handmade in Britain
  • Lifetime frame guarantee 


Measurements:

  • Height 68cm (26.8in)
  • Width 146cm (57.5in)
  • Depth 80cm (31.5in)
  • Seat Height 44cm (17.3in)
  • Seat Depth 50cm (19.7in)
  • Arm Height 68cm (26.8in)
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4. Mae 2 Seater Sofa


Key features: 

  • Available in 5 colours; duck egg blue, natural, charcoal, heather and silver
  • Reversible back cushions
  • Complementary accent cushions
  • Lifetime frame guarantee
  • Finished with slim tapered wooden feet in a choice of 2 colours


Measurements:

  • Height: 92cm (36.2in)
  • Width: 161cm (63.4in)
  • Depth: 90cm (35.4in)
  • Seat Height: 51cm (20.1in)
  • Seat Depth: 53cm (20.9in)
  • Arm Height: 74cm (29.1in)
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5. Kelbrook 2 Seater Static Sofa


Key Features: 

  • Available in 12 classic colours
  • Luxurious foam seat interiors, as standard
  • Cosy chenille fabric 
  • Lifetime frame guarantee


Measurements:

  • Height: 101cm (39.8in)
  • Width: 149cm (58.7in)
  • Depth: 99cm (39.0in)
  • Seat Height: 53cm (20in)
  • Seat Depth: 52cm (20.5in)
  • Arm Height: 69cm (27.2in)


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6. Hackney 2 Seater Sofa

Key features:

  • Available in grey and blue
  • Part of our quick delivery service
  • Luxurious foam seat interiors, as standard
  • Polished chrome legs
  • Lifetime frame guarantee


Measurements:

  • Height: 84cm (33.1in)
  • Width: 141cm (55.5in)
  • Depth: 80cm (31.5in)
  • Seat Height: 49cm (19.3in)
  • Seat Depth: 50cm (19.7in)
  • Arm Height: 67cm (26.4in)
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7. Chicago 2 Seater Sofa


Key features: 

  • Available in eight neutral colours
  • Soft chunky cord or luxurious velvet fabric options
  • Part of our new quick delivery collection
  • Lifetime frame guarantee


Measurements:

  • Height: 76cm (29.9in)
  • Width: 152cm (59.8in)
  • Depth: 90cm (35.4in)
  • Seat Height: 40cm (15.7in)
  • Seat Depth: 60cm (23.6in)
  • Arm Height: 63cm (24.8in)


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8. Sienna 2 Seater Sofa


Key features:

  • Available in silver, stone, duck egg and navy
  • Part of our new quick delivery collection
  • Luxurious foam seat interiors, as standard
  • Lifetime frame guarantee


Measurements: 

  • Height: 85cm (33.5in)
  • Width: 152cm (59.8in)
  • Depth: 82cm (32.3in)
  • Seat Height: 46.5cm (18.3in)
  • Seat Depth: 47cm (18.5in)
  • Arm Height: 74cm (29.1in)




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9. Sasha Linoa 2 Seater Sofa


Key features:

  • Luxurious foam seat interiors as standard
  • Available in the collection are 3 seater sofa, corner chaise and chair
  • Available in 2 contemporary grey shades 
  • Lifetime frame guarantee


Dimensions:

  • Height:88cm(34.6in)
  • Width: 160cm(63.0in)
  • Depth:108cm(42.5in)
  • Seat Height: 48cm(18.9in)
  • Seat Depth:62cm(24.4in)
  • Arm Height:69.5cm(27.4in)



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10. La-Z-Boy Lakeland 2 seater sofa


Key features:

  • Huge range of colours available
  • Foam filled seat interiors as standard
  • Luxurious leather exterior
  • Lifetime frame guarantee


Measurements:

  • Height: 102cm (40.2in)
  • Width: 159cm (62.6in)
  • Depth: 95cm (37.4in)
  • Seat Height: 48cm (18.9in)
  • Seat Depth: 53cm (20.9in)
  • Arm Height: 64cm (25.2in)


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If you started off reading this article thinking you were limited when it comes to finding a new sofa for your small room, I hope you now realise that you have plenty of options to choose from! 


Small sofas can look just as stunning as larger designs, thanks to tactile fabrics, fabulous textures and patterns, and stunning design details, including studs, buttons and decorative legs. So you can have a compact sofa without compromising on style!


Make sure you take the time to study your measurements so that you can guarantee your sofa investment fits and looks the part. If you aren't sure your dream sofa will fit, check out our fitting guide here.

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Ashleigh Ellis

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Director of Upholstery & Furniture

at ScS

10th January 2023

Having been a part of the ScS family for over two years, Ashleigh is intricately woven into the fabric of the upholstery world, a legacy she inherited from a lineage of Manufacturing Directors within her family. Ashleigh's journey spans manufacturing, upholstery suppliers, and furniture retail across 23 years, and her expertise is only enriched by her lifetime of passion and knowledge. Balancing her professional life in Doncaster, she's a proud mom to two teenagers and two playful mini sausage dogs. To Ashleigh, upholstery holds a special place in her heart which is why she actively advocates for inspiring younger generations to consider the upholstery manufacturing industry. Her dedication and first-hand insights breathe life into every sofa she encounters.