Sofas for Small Living Rooms

09 August, 2020
Living rooms are among the most important parts of a home. It's there where we spend most of our free time as a family. Even small rooms need a stylish comfortable sofa.

Small living rooms are becoming increasingly common in apartments. The challenge is to find sofas that can fit into them and fit up the stairwell. So, today we’re going to give you some sofa ideas for a small room.

Often, people sacrifice space to live downtown in a large city to have easy access to its variety of leisure and culture. But you can still have the ideal sofa in your small living room.

Trends on sofas for small living rooms

Current trends indicate we’re choosing to live in smaller apartments, whether due to finances or just personal choice. However, this doesn’t mean you have to give up comfort. Furthermore, there’s nothing better than a cozy sofa where you can spend winter evenings.

We spend a lot of time with our friends and family in the living room. As a result, this space is important in our daily life. This means this room must be comfortable to enjoy downtime.

You can place the sofa against a wall, freeing up the central space of your living room. Choose a sofa with a low back and shallower depth to make the room seem more spacious.

You can also use decorative objects such as cushions with different motifs but without overloading the space. Below, we’ll show you a selection of sofa types that’ll fit into a small living room.

A sofa to separate your space

A small room with a sofa.
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When your living room and dining room are in the same space, use a sofa as a room divider. You can visually divide the room and both spaces will “speak the same language.”

There are different types of sofas to choose from. For example, you can choose a corner or an L-shaped sofa to save space. Another good solution is long sofas such as a chaise longue. They’re comfortable and have extra seats.

To complement these types of sofas and give a feeling of spaciousness, you can place hang high curtains or use tall floor lamps.

Loveseats are just the right size for small rooms

An eclectic room.

When you have to furnish a small living room, perhaps the sofa with the most appropriate dimensions could be a love-seat. This type of sofa takes up less space but is still comfortable.

Additionally, this sofa can have a trunk to store objects. Being able to store things that take up space will help tidy up the room.

Sofa beds are a great way to save space

A woman in bed with a dog.

When you have a tiny apartment, always try to look for space-saving solutions. Sofa beds are one of the best options for modular space.

Also, this type of sofa will add an extra bed in a small apartment. Sofa beds are as comfortable as any other type of sofa.

Chaise longues are perfect for small rooms

A room with a chaise longue.

Don’t be fooled by appearances, choose this kind of sofa in your living room. It’s ideal for small living rooms — don’t believe myths about chaise longue style sofas.

Also, a corner or L-shaped sofa will provide more space, warmth, and harmony. This type of sofa is very useful for homes with large families or those where friends often come over.

Types of sofas for small living rooms – L-shaped or corner sofa

L-shaped sofas can be found in different sizes and are widely used for their versatility, which includes the chaise longue. One of the advantages of this type of sofa is it allows one or more people to recline at the same time.

It can also serve as a corner sofa when you have visitors, increasing the capacity of your living room.

Another advantage of this type of sofa is it can divide space and define areas of your apartment.

The vast majority of these sofas incorporate a separate footrest, which can be moved and placed both on the right or the left, so you can have a chaise longue on either side. It can also be used independently.

As you can see, having a small room shouldn’t impair your comfort. Because of this, we recommend choosing one of the types of sofas we suggest above – they’ll be great in your small living room.