Sofa design is a creative design concept that can be applied to many instances.
Furniture such as sofas are used in many different types of fashions- from contemporary to traditional and everything in between. Taking into consideration the space you have, you can create a comfortable and stylish area for any purpose.
A great way to maximize space in small areas is to use different styles of sofa design.
For example, you can use modern furniture designs like sleek sofas with tapered legs or plush armchairs with tapered legs. Alternatively, you can use traditional style furniture with straight-backed chairs and a coffee table between them.
You can also use a corner sofa with one end tucked beneath an adjacent cabinet or table. This corner arrangement maximizes space by combining the comfort of a sofa with the storage capacity of a nearby table.
SOFA DESIGN FOR SMALL SPACES IS A BIT DIFFERENT THAN DESIGNING FOR LARGER SPACES.
You need to account for the limited amount of floor space you have when designing your sofa. For example, you can stack several sofas together to make more room. Alternatively, you can move the sofa to a different part of the room where there is more room.
Alternatively, you can pull up a nearby table and tuck your sofa beneath it. All of these design ideas work well in small spaces because they maximize comfort without crowding your space.
Creating a comfortable living space requires considering several factors, such as how many sofas you have and where you want each one to go in your living area.
Depending on your style, you can also use modern style designs or traditional style designs for added style points. Even though creating a stylish and comfortable living space requires consideration and creativity, most people find it easier once they modify their sofa to suit their needs. Even though all sofasyou have is a single sofa, you still have options when it comes to modifying it.
To maximize space, pull up an adjacent chair and place your sofa beneath it. You can also pull up an end table next to your sofa and place a lamp on it for additional light.
This combination maximizes space by combining the comfort of a sofa with the comfort of nearby chairs and lamps.
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Sectional Small Corner Sofa: Mid-century inspired legs and tidy button tufting make this corner sofa look timeless yet perfectly current. At 91 inches in length, this design is not as compact as other models listed in this compilation – but when it comes to corner sofas, this design is a rare gem for its effective use of space. | BUY IT.
Gus Modern Small Sectional Sofa: Circuit is a modular sectional seating collection that captures the imagination with its low-profile modern design and cloudlike rounded corners. This three-piece set can be arranged however you like – use as a corner sectional, a sofa with chaise, or as one long sofa. | BUY IT.
Spencer Loft Small Sofa with Chaise: The handsome Spencer Loft sectional from Gus Modern is designed specifically to fit in small spaces – it’s not simply scaled down, it’s perfectly tailored. This design is upholstered in family-friendly polyester, blind tufted and carefully top stitched for exacting style. Place the chaise on either side or use it separately. | BUY IT.
Small Cream Sofa with Chaise: Low profile modern design meets mid-century aesthetics to make this small sofa an especially versatile accent. This piece measures at 87.8 inches across, the low frame curving gracefully into track arms to strike an attractive silhouette. This piece is resistant against staining and tears for family-friendly appeal. | BUY IT.
Small Grey Sectional Sofa: Ultra-sleek lines make this 84.6-inch sectional an especially attractive option for modern and minimalist interior themes. Adjustable headrests allow for extra support when needed but collapse low to give the sofa a more streamlined profile between uses. Select from three velvet upholstery colors. | BUY IT.
Small Leather Sectional Sofa: Upholstered in genuine leather with a surface coating to give it a vintage look, this piece provides the easy upkeep of faux leather with the durability of the real thing. This design measures at 88 inches wide, including the reversible chaise that can be installed on either side. | BUY IT.
Small Sleeper Sofa IKEA FRIHETEN: A favorite for small-space living, IKEA employs ingenious engineering to make the FRIHETEN one of the most convenient sofa bed designs available. A wheeled sleeper platform pulls out from below the bench seat and meets up with the end of the chaise to transform the sofa into a standard double bed. The chaise lifts open to reveal a storage space that is perfect for spare linens and pillows. | BUY IT.
Small Sofa Sectional with Bench Seat: This 83-inch sectional sofa is available in a wide array of upholstery color options including blue, black, green, and black faux leather. The backrests recline for lounging and even lay completely flat to transform this sofa into a guest bed. | BUY IT.
Small Grey Sectional Sofa with Chaise: Simple and small. This sofa with chaise measures at just 77.5 inches across to suit even the most compact studio apartments, bedrooms, dorm rooms, and offices. | BUY IT.
Reversible Scandinavian Sectional Sofa: Exposed light wood trim gives this simple sectional a subtle Scandinavian flair. This piece measures at just 77.5 inches across. The chaise is fully reversible for placement on either side. | BUY IT.
Small Sectional Sleeper Sofa in Blue: Multipurpose functionality makes this 86.6-inch sleeper sofa a fantastic do-it-all solution for small spaces. The comfortable chaise accommodates simple daily lounging while the included ottoman allows a second person to kick up their feet as well. The back lays down to create a spacious bed – and the ottoman can be pushed up alongside the chaise to extend the sleeping space so that guests can sleep facing either direction. | BUY IT.
Small Blue Tufted Sectional With Chaise: Gorgeous channel tufting and radiant gold-finished details bring a glamorous element to this sophisticated velvet-upholstered sectional sofa. This 88-inch sectional design is fully reversible so that you can enjoy the chaise portion on whichever side works best for your space. | BUY IT.
Emerald Green Small Sectional Sofa: This design features a floating ottoman – place against the sofa to create a flexible sectional, or place separately to serve as impromptu seating as needed. This 81-inch design is also available in a range of other color options to suit any space. | BUY IT.
Faux Leather Small Sectional Sofa: This 85.5-inch sofa with chaise is upholstered in a camel-colored vegan faux leather, sure to brighten any space. For a darker look, see the black and grey alternative colorways. Each one includes two matching bolster pillows. | BUY IT.
Light Grey Sleeper Sectional Sofa: Equipped with a chaise for lounging and convertible bed functionality for overnight guests, this small sofa can do it all without taking up very much space – it measures at just 88 inches across. This design features deep channel tufting for a luxurious look, with tapered legs for a dash of mid-century modern charm. | BUY IT.
Genuine Leather Small Sofa with Chaise: At 89 inches from edge to edge, this comfortable design offers the functionality of a sectional while taking up about the same amount of space as a standard sofa. Genuine leather upholstery ensures years of everyday enjoyment. | BUY IT.
Small Space Sectional Sofa with Storage: For those who are okay with sacrificing a few more inches of floor space in the name of comfort, an apartment-sized sectional sofa offers a fantastic balance between size and functionality. This design measures at 84 inches across but helps save even more space by including ample storage hidden within the chaise. | BUY IT.
Small Curved Sectional Sofa: The versatile Mix Modular set by Gus* Modern provides stylish low-profile sofa components in a variety of shapes and sizes, allowing you to create a fully customized sectional to suit your space. The small Arc component easily stands alone as an armless curved sofa you can put anywhere. | BUY IT.
Channel-Tufted Small Curved Sofa: Armless design maximizes the amount of seating provided by small sofas like this one. This piece is part of a modular collection – combine multiple pieces to create the perfect sectional size for your space. | BUY IT.
Small Sofa Bed in Multiple Colors: This sophisticated design may look like a classic tuxedo sofa at first glance, but the back actually lays flat to double as a bed. This design measures at just over 73 inches in length and is available in three upholstery colors. | BUY IT.
Blue Sleeper Sofa for Small Spaces: Turn your living room, home office, or other space into an impromptu guest room with a compact yet stylish sleeper sofa like this one. This multipurpose design measures at 74 inches to provide ample seating and a comfortable sleeping space. Each backrest also reclines for casual lounging. Select from three colors. | BUY IT.
Minimalist White 66-Inch Modern Sofa: Bold blocky geometry ensures this minimalist sofa captures attention despite its compact footprint. This piece is upholstered in a white bonded leather that pops against a black metal frame. Each one comes with included accent pillows, or you can add your own for easy interior coordination. | BUY IT.
Small Scandinavian Convertible Sofa Bed: This charming small sofa design easily converts into a comfortable bed or a cozy chaise just by lowering the armrests. As a sofa, this piece measures a conservative 69 inches in length. As a bed, it extends to a spacious 81 inches. The frame is also available to purchase on its own so that you can add your own futon pad, if desired. | BUY IT.
Small Tufted Sofa in White Velvet: This true tuxedo sofa features a sleek tight back and bench seat, all upholstered in channel-tufted velvet for inviting comfort and elegance. Gold-finished legs add just a pop of glamour. The performance velvet readily resists stains for a clean look that lasts. From edge to edge, this sofa measures just over 59 inches. | BUY IT.
Mid Century Modern Small White Sofa: Track arms, a tufted bench seat, and pillowy back cushions ensure this sofa maintains a timeless aesthetic to suit any small space. This piece measures at 73 inches in length and is available in a range of velvet upholstery options – including bright hues to make a statement. | BUY IT.
Wing Back Small White Sofa: A fresh and contemporary take on a true classic, the Sussex small sofa features a tall winged back sure to make a statement anywhere. Select from a wide variety of fabric colors and chic patterns to find the perfect fit for your decor theme. This sofa measures at just 72 inches wide. | BUY IT.
Dandy Studio 70-Inch Small Sofa: The classic tuxedo sofa is pared to its most essential form with the Dandy studio sofa from Blu Dot. This piece is exceptionally flexible – available in a wide variety of fabric and leather upholstery options over bouncy padded spring seats. | BUY IT.
Rui Alves Small Modern Sofa: Designed by Rui Alves for Menu, the Tailor Sofa is a remarkable design intended to be viewed and appreciated from all angles. The framing itself is a work of art, carefully hand-sculpted from solid oak to support the effortlessly smooth seat. | BUY IT.
Blu Dot Studio Small Sofa: The playful Puff Puff Studio Sofa is an apartment-sized complement to the full size design of the same name. This piece measures at 67 inches across, its curvaceously stuffed seating balancing like a cloud over its streamlined cylindrical legs. | BUY IT.
Hem Palo Small 2 Seater Sofa: Nordic minimalism makes the Palo sofa feel both approachable and intriguingly chic. Palo measures at 76 inches across and is upholstered in a blend of virgin wool and viscose for an incredibly soft hand – a cozy addition to any space. | BUY IT.
Casual Small 2 Seater Sofa: Looking for something a little more casual but with a designer pedigree? This small 2-seater sofa from Ethnicraft features a cozy low-profile design and a comfortable tufted surface, the body measuring at just 55 inches across to fit even in the smallest bedroom or reading nook. Place multiples together to create a stylish sectional if you find yourself with more floorspace to fill. | BUY IT.
Hay Silhouette Small Modern Sofa: A streamlined silhouette packs more seating space into this 67-inch sofa design while allowing its body to take up less visual real estate – the thin sides and legs contributing to a lighter look that makes smaller spaces feel larger. Contrasting leather piping adds a dash of drama. | BUY IT.
Bantam Track Arm Small Sofa: The simple and sophisticated Bantam sofa keeps its lines clean and its functionality practical. This design features a tight back that angles gently inwards for comfort, the wide bench seat cushion equipped with a removable cover for easier cleaning. This design measures at 73.5 inches long. | BUY IT.
Small Sofa with Colorful Buttons: Even the smallest interior spaces can benefit from a touch of whimsy – this piece creates a playful first impression with its multicolored buttons that span along the tight back. At just 74 inches across, this small sofa will fit easily in almost any room. | BUY IT.
Small Grey Sofa with Tapered Legs: Bold angles ensure this 71-inch sofa will capture attention from anywhere in the room. The silhouette combines both classic and contemporary elements for flexible coordination possibilities. This piece is also available in beige, blue, and red. | BUY IT.
Woud Nakki Small 2 Seater Sofa: Nakki is a charming creation by Finnish designer Mika Tolvanen, a high-end design that invites relaxation through its overstuffed yet lightweight appearance. This two-seat design measures at just 70 inches across, available in the versatile grey you see here in addition to a variety of cheerful Nordic hues. | BUY IT.
Midnight Blue Small Space Sofa: Clean lines define this cabriole style small sofa. This piece features a tight back and a lengthy bench seat, with no tufting or extraneous ornamentation to distract attention from its elegant profile. This sofa measures at 72 inches across. | BUY IT.
Emerald Green Small Loveseat Sofa: This 71-inch sofa pairs emerald green velvet with gold legs for a luxurious look on an accessible budget. This piece is also available in three other vibrant colorways to suit a wider variety of interior themes. | BUY IT.
Blue Velvet Small Sofa with Gold Legs: Blue velvet upholstery, tapered gold legs, and smooth modern forms make this small 71-inch sofa immediately inviting. This design includes two cylindrical bolster pillows for comfort. Add your own accent pillows for flexible coordination possibilities. | BUY IT.
Small Green Velvet Sofa: Gorgeous green velvet meets brass-finished legs for a high-end glam aesthetic. This piece by Gus* Modern measures at 72 inches across, featuring track arms and a row of removable back pillows. Each back pillow is filled with a synthetic down made from recycled fibers for eco-friendly appeal. | BUY IT.
Small Faux Leather Sofa: Camel-colored vegan faux leather allows this space-saving sofa to effortlessly fit with a wide array of interior styles, from mid-century modern to bohemian chic to contemporary and beyond. This piece measures at a compact yet spacious 73 inches across, the long bench seat tufted for added style and comfort. | BUY IT.
Small Orange Velvet Tufted Sofa: Channel-tufted velvet and metal-capped legs ensure this cabriole sofa makes a glamorous impression right from the very first glance. This piece features a tight back and a long bench seat to comfortably fit three people. The flared arms create a more dramatic profile but also extends the width, bringing the total size to just over 72 inches long. | BUY IT.
Muuto Oslo Small Modern Sofa: This small modern sofa was designed Anderssen & Voll for Muuto, sculptural and eye-catching from front to back. The design pictured here is the two-seater and measures at almost 60 inches across, although a three-seater is also available if your intended placement can accommodate a 79 inch width. | BUY IT.
Bouroullec Can Small Modern Sofa: Designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec in 2016, this small modern sofa provides a high-end look from every angle. The bench seat and cozy cushions are supported by a canvas sling over a steel frame to create an almost hammock-like appearance. This handsome design measures at just over 67 inches across and is available in a wide range of upholstery and frame color options. | BUY IT.
Small Sleeper Sofa in Grey: Diagonal tufting gives this small sofa a touch of modern glamour, an eye-catching design to suit any contemporary space. This sofa boasts enviable hidden functionality as well, the backrests laying down flat to serve as a comfortable sleeper to accommodate overnight guests. This small sleeper sofa measures at just over 77 inches long. | BUY IT.
70-Inch Small Grey Sofa: Outfitted with three seat cushions and three back cushions at only 70 inches across, this design provides the look of a more traditional sofa format packed into a smaller footprint. This piece features a space-saving tuxedo frame and is finished with attractive mid-century modern tapered legs. | BUY IT.
Small Charcoal Grey Sofa: Plush padding and deep tufting ensure this small sofa feels just as comfortable as it looks. This piece measures at 75 inches across, the tight back and bench seat allowing for endlessly flexible seating arrangements for guests. Select from four colorways to suit your interior – use the included accent pillows or add your favorites to make it your own. | BUY IT.
Small Genuine Leather Tuxedo Sofa: This small tuxedo sofa is framed with smooth solid wood, attractive from every angle and ideal for central placement within a room. The bench seat is upholstered in tufted black genuine leather, each solid wood stiletto leg capped with metal for a touch of mid-century modern appeal. This design measures at only 71 inches across. | BUY IT.
Small Black Faux Leather Sofa: At just under 70 inches across, this handsome sofa packs ample sophistication into a compact package that still seats three comfortably. This sofa features a tuxedo frame with two large back cushions and a bench seat, round bolster pillows included for added comfort. Select from white, black, brown, and grey faux leather upholstery. | BUY IT.
Small Black Sofa in Jet Black: Small sofas can look and feel just as luxurious as their larger counterparts. This gorgeous small black sofa features a rounded cabriole-style back, the clean lines sure to make even the smallest room feel larger. Select from three fabric color options. This piece measures at just 72 inches across. | BUY IT.
Light Grey Small Modern Sofa: At just 75 inches across, this small sofa can seat three to four guests – or provide room to stretch out for one person with a favorite book. The tuxedo format (straight arms and straight back) saves even more room, allowing this piece to be pushed against a wall or into a corner. Tidy tufting and tapered legs lend a smart modern look. Select from six versatile color options. | BUY IT.