Struggling to find a sofa for your small living room? DFS has the answer

Take a shortcut to a stylish sofa for small spaces
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  • In case you hadn’t noticed, the British living room is shrinking. Research shows that living rooms in new build homes are nearly a third smaller than equivalent homes built in the 1970s.

    And with rising house prices, 20 per cent of the the UK population now lives in privately rented accommodation, according to recent analysis.

    So, whether it’s families, couples or roommates, there is demand on living rooms to be more than just a place to relax in; these multi-use rooms double up as office or study space, dining area or play room.

    Related: Small living room ideas – how to decorate a cosy and compact sitting room, snug or lounge

    These facts inspired DFS to devise the So Simple… range, an edited collection of contemporary sofas, armchairs and footstools designed to work for small spaces.

    If you’ve embarked on the search for a new sofa you’ll know the options can be endless and a little overwhelming, so the cleverly curated So Simple… collection comprises of eight contemporary styles in a choice of four fabrics, including linen and leather look, durable velvet and gorgeous colours like blush, vintage mustard and indigo blue.

    Buy now: Ros three seater sofa in Steel Grey Wool Look, £499, DFS

    Ros (above) has elegant curved arms and traditional castor feet for a chic yet petite finish.


    Mya sure isn’t shy and retiring, with a plush velvet finish and attention to detail with buttoned arms and sculpted, piano black legs, you get a luxe look at an affordable price.

    Buy now: Mya two seater sofa in Indigo Blue Velvet, £679, DFS

    We love Tom’s clean lines and industrial good looks, perfect for lovers of retro or Scandi style.

    Buy now: Tom three seater sofa in Natural Leather Look, £549, DFS

    The limited range offers just enough choice but not too much – ideal if you’re a tad indecisive or in need of an edited guide. Simply choose your size and fabric finish, then the sofas are hand-made to order and delivered to your door.

    The bijou proportions also makes the sofas perfect solutions for additional seating in open plan spaces or extensions. Add a matching footstool to create a flexible chaise, too.

    Sink into this squidgy Guy. Low arms and plump cushions give it a laid-back look, perfect for a Netflix binge.

    Buy now: Guy three seater sofa in Vintage Mustard Velvet, £599, DFS 

    Related: 14 small bedroom ideas – how to decorate a small bedroom stylishly

    Viv combines classic touches like curved arms and piped detail with a modern silhouette, making it oh-so versatile.

    Buy now: Viv three seater sofa in Peacock Teal in Wool Look, £549, DFS

    We don’t know about you, but this small sofas have sparked some big ideas for our next makeover.

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