Top picks

The best corner sofas for small living rooms

Corner sofas are an incredibly popular sofa choice, particularly for small living rooms as they offer the luxury of lounging and more legroom without taking up any more floor space than a standard sofa (lengthways at least!) When it comes to picking the right corner sofa for you, I'm here to help you find your perfect match.

Written by:

Why choose a corner sofa? 


Style meets functionality when it comes to corner sofas, making it easy to see why they’re such a household favourite.


Naturally, they can be pushed into the corner of any room or used as a room divider in open plan living.


Rather than having multiple seats or sofas, you can get the best of both worlds with a comfortable and cost-effective corner sofa. 


If you do have a smaller sized living room, corner sofas are loved for their space-enhancing effect.


Now, why wouldn’t you want to make your lounge look and feel bigger?! Creating a sense of space and comfort is simple when you invest in a corner or l-shaped sofa.


Whether you’re looking for some room layout inspiration or just want to know more about corner sofas (also known as a ‘modular sofa’) I've created a helpful guide that should tell you everything you need to know. 


Modular sofas are a fantastically flexible option as they offer you the freedom to move parts of the sofa around, so you can tweak the layout to suit. After all, convenience is key.  


Things to consider with corner sofas 


Whilst corner sofas are a great solution for many homes, they won’t be the best choice for every living room for varying reasons.


For starters, some room layouts don’t lend themselves to a corner sofa, possibly because of the room shape or even awkward doorways that prevent a corner sofa from working in those spaces.


This is also why it’s essential to measure correctly – both your space available and of course the sofa you’re looking to purchase!  


My picks of the best compact corner sofas 

1. Marshmallow


Adding a touch of luxury to any living space, the Marshmallow compact corner sofa offers an indulgent option, with cushions you can sink right into.


Available in a range of beautiful colours, including plenty of versatile options that you can dress to your liking, the Marshmallow would make a cool and comfortable addition to any home.


Special features


  • Available in 6 eye-catching colours
  • Sofas complete with fibre seating as standard with the option of foam seat upgrades
  • Country Oak or Burnished Beech feet options
  • Lifetime frame guarantee


1/7

Quick Delivery SofasQuick delivery

More product colours

Only £ 1,199

£ 33.31 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

Very soft & cosy

Very soft & cosy

sample%20iconFree sample available

2. Theo


Invest in a lovely new piece of furniture for your cosy living room with our popular Theo corner sofa, which I'm particularly fond of.


Perfectly sized for your lounge, so you can relax in style. Plus it's available in a variety of colours, complete with complementing scatter cushions so you’re sure to find a colour that works for you and your home. 


Special features: 


  • Available in 4 chic colourways 
  • Accent swivel chair (plain & patterned) comes with foam seat interiors 
  • Choose between mahogany and oak-effect feet
  • Lifetime frame guarantee 
1/4

Buy 2 or more and save 50%

More product colours

Only £ 1,999

£ 55.53 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

Buy 2 or more & Save 50%
Very soft & cosy

Very soft & cosy

sample%20iconFree sample available
Buy 2 or more & Save 50%

3. Sunny


One of my favourite space-saving options, the Sunny Lounger. As it's interchangeable in design you can choose the best layout to suit your room.


It comes in 5 striking colour options with contrasting scatter cushions to complement its retro inspired-design. 


Special features:

  • Available in a choice of 5 attractive colours
  • Foam filled seats as standard
  • Features interchangeable lounger
  • Option of standard or scatter back
  • Lifetime frame guarantee


1/5

5% bundle discount available

Online Exclusive
More product colours

Only £ 849 .99

£ 23.61 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

Very soft & cosy

Very soft & cosy

sample%20iconFree sample available

4. Missy


Offering compact comfort, the Missy Corner Chaise makes a stylish and practical addition to any living space.


Available in 2 neutral colour tones and finished with vibrant scatter cushions, the Missy is sure to look inviting in any home.


Special features:

  • Lifetime frame guarantee
  • Available in 2 stylish colours
  • Part of our new quick delivery collection
  • Practical compact design


1/2

5% bundle discount available

Online Exclusive
More product colours

Only £ 799 .99

£ 22.22 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

Very soft & cosy

Very soft & cosy

sample%20iconFree sample available

5. Chicago


Combining traditional styling and bold fabrics, the Chicago sofa collection is compact and full of character.


Pick from 4 attractive fabric options including charcoal, beige, chocolate and grey with a choice of mahogany and oak-effect feet, so you can customise your Chicago corner chaise to fit your personal style.  


Special features: 

  • Available in four stylish/retro colourways 
  • Contrasting faux leather designs  
  • Choose between mahogany and oak-effect feet
  • Lifetime frame guarantee 


1/8

Quick Delivery SofasQuick delivery

Online Exclusive
More product colours

Only £ 849

£ 23.58 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

Very soft & cosy

Very soft & cosy

sample%20iconFree sample available

6. Storm


With 2 neutral fabric options to choose from, each piece of the Storm range is complete with patterned accent cushions.


The corner right-hand chaise will offer you the ultimate in relaxation as you sit back with your feet up in front of the TV. 


Special features: 

  • Available in 2 neutral colourways with patterned accent cushions
  • Ideal for small living rooms
  • Part of our quick delivery collection
  • Lifetime frame guarantee 


1/2

Quick Delivery SofasQuick delivery

Online Exclusive
More product colours

Only £ 749

£ 20.81 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

Very soft & cosy

Very soft & cosy

sample%20iconFree sample available

Having a compact living room does not mean you’re limited on sofa choices, in fact, there are plenty of ways to maximise your space.


Fancy a corner sofa for your small living room? Check out our full collection of corner sofas.

Alternatives to corner sofas 

If a corner sofa isn’t quite right for your living room or perhaps the shape of your room doesn’t allow for one, don’t fear, I've compiled a list of alternatives so you don’t have to compromise on space or luxury. 


Sofas with a footstool 

Footstools are available as an optional extra on many of our sofas – providing extra legroom and even maximising storage space, they’re certainly a winner for smaller living rooms.


Many of our sofa ranges have a coordinating footstool, see some of my top picks below.  


Ashleigh Ellis

Written by:

Director of Upholstery & Furniture

at ScS

3rd 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.