Small sofas – our pick of the best

Looking for small sofas? From mid-century designs to classic Chesterfields, we've picked a selection of our favourite compact sofa designs

In a tight spot? These stylish small sofas will tuck into even the most compact of spaces. We spend the best part (we mean our favourite part) of the week lounging on the sofa, so it makes sense to choose your next one carefully. But what type should you go for? Consider the size of the room; with small space living on the rise, more now than ever, small sofas are at the forefront of most designer's minds. Be inspired by our fabulous selection of small sofa designs, perfect as either becoming a focal point of your living or to be tucked away in the corner. Choose a classic Chesterfield for a vintage-inspired look, or opt for a streamlined design if you prefer contemporary schemes. Go for a colour that will showcase your personality and add character and pizzazz to your space. We have plenty of options to pick from. Why not choose one of these gorgeous sofa designs as the focal point of your living room project?

Crumble Snuggler in Dusty Rose by Loaf

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1. Crumble Snuggler in Dusty Rose by Loaf

Add a romantic feel to any living space with this dreamy small sofa from Loaf. The decadent Clever Velvet upholstery and the deep buttoning gives it an instant luxe feel. The colour is perfectly on trend for using chalky pastel tones to brighten up our homes. Don't be put off opting for a statement colour when choosing an investment piece, such as a sofa. Pink is a great colour to accent pretty much any paint colour of choice; particularly grey, green and navy, all of which are popular choices right now. With feather-wrapped deep foam cushions this sofa is as comfy as it is beautiful. The Crumble Snuggler is the firm favourite on our shopping editor's wish list.

Crumble Snuggler in Dusty Rose by Loaf, £1349, John Lewis (opens in new tab)

G Plan Vintage The Fifty Three Small Sofa

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2. G Plan Vintage The Fifty Three Small Sofa

The way the American Walnut stain compliments the range of colours on offer really helps to really create a vibrant, vintage sofa.

Specifications

Dimensions: H87 W159 D103cm

Kick back and relax on this cosy, compact sofa. Crafted for style and comfort, this small sofa comes with distinctive features and turned feet finished in an American Walnut stain. Birch and man-made frame with fibre back and foam seat.

G Plan Vintage The Fifty Three Small Sofa, £1250, John Lewis (opens in new tab)

Mondeville Cream Linen Sofa

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3. Mondeville Cream Linen Sofa

Able to be placed into any room and immediately add a touch of style and grace.

Specifications

Dimensions: H95 W108 D50cm

The Mondeville cream sofa has a distinctly French design with its wide padded back and seat and ornate whitewashed wood finished carved legs.  Luxuriously upholstered in an attractive cream linen fabric with two additional matching cushions and covered button detail to the back rest, this elegant fabric sofa is perfect for bedrooms and living rooms.

Mondeville Cream Linen Sofa, £1127, Artisanti (opens in new tab)

Chester Sofa

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4. Chester Sofa

Specifications

Dimensions: H79 W120 D85cm

This Italian-made sofa features a slim profile and dark stained feet with removable fabric cover. This compact sofa is available in a variety of materials, each with a range of colour options, allowing you to find the perfect style of sofa to match your living room.

Chester Sofa, £795, Habitat (opens in new tab)

Ritchie 2 Seater Sofa

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5. Ritchie 2 Seater Sofa

Modern design and comfort combine to form a sofa fit for any contemporary scheme. I adore the flamboyant fuchsia colour, which will look striking against a white backdrop.

Specifications

Dimensions: H86 W148 D85cm

With a contemporary finish, this 2 seater sofa features colourful rainbow buttoning on the backrest, contrasting against the vibrant pink upholstery. Versatile size, allowing this compact sofa to fit any sized living room.

Ritchie 2 Seater Sofa, £499, Made (opens in new tab)

Odyssey Petite Sofa

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6. Odyssey Petite Sofa

Specifications

Dimensions: H65 W145 D95cm

Modern design and comfort combine to form a sofa fit for any contemporary scheme. The streamlined styling of this contemporary compact sofa will sit well in a minimal living room.

Odyssey Petite Sofa, £1600, John Lewis (opens in new tab)

Esprit 2 Seater Sofa

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7. Esprit 2 Seater Sofa

The velvety fabric emanates a lavish style, working nicely with its traditional design.

Specifications

Dimensions: H88 W162 D96cm

Thoughtfully designed and crafted by hand, this 2 seater sofa features stylish square arms and turned beechwood feet. Available in three variations to fit any mood.

Esprit 2 Seater Sofa, £549, Furniture Village (opens in new tab)

Conran Needham Medium Sofa

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8. Conran Needham Medium Sofa

Specifications

Dimensions: H90 W188 D98cm

The Needham sofa is the perfect mix of contemporary style and easy-living comfort. A perfect small sofa for any living space. It comes available in your choice of fabric or leather.

Conran Needham Medium Sofa, £749, Marks & Spencer (opens in new tab)

Oskar Small Sofa

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9. Oskar Small Sofa

Specifications

Dimensions: H78 W208 D112cm

Enjoy traditional style with a contemporary edge, with the Oskar Small Sofa. This range is beautifully styled with stud detailing and carved feet. Radiating a sense of luxury and style, this leather sofa is ideal for any living room looking for a graceful spin.

Oskar Small Sofa, £2198, DFS (opens in new tab)

Gaia Three-Seater Sofa

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10. Gaia Three-Seater Sofa

I love the way the fabric of the scatter cushions compliment the luxurious leather of the sofa.

Specifications

Dimensions: H87 W181 D99cm

Crafted with a neat silhouette and plump cushions, this three-seater sofa is a great choice for smaller spaces. Available in two contrasting colours, this sofa is an ideal fit for any style.

Gaia Three-Seater Sofa, £399, Made (opens in new tab)

Emilio 2 Seater Sofa

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11. Emilio 2 Seater Sofa

Specifications

Dimensions: H80 W162 D95cm

The Emilio 2 Seater Sofa is ideal for rooms of all sizes. With a contemporary design, channelling mid-century appeal, this compact sofa is great for adding a focal point to your living room.

Emilio 2 Seater Sofa, £998, Sabichi (opens in new tab)

Jennifer Ebert