Sofas for Small Spaces

Tilottama Chatterjee Dec 17, 2018
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In today's world, where space is such a premium, you're not alone in looking for sofas for small spaces. Read on to know about your options.
If you're short on space and are worried about finding the right type of furniture, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the variety available. There is a size to suit every space and a price to suit every wallet, so finding sofas for small spaces is not so difficult. With a little research and planning, you're sure to find the perfect sofa to suit your needs.
Adding a sofa to your home can make a huge difference to a previously nondescript living space. Depending on your requirements and the space you have available, you need to decide on the type of sofa that will work best for you.
One of the things you may want to keep in mind is that since the space you have at your disposal is limited, it will help to scale down all your furniture choices proportionately. By doing this, you won't have different pieces in your room which vary hugely in size. This can help you eliminate clutter in what was already a small space to begin with.

Sectional Sofas

As the name suggests, these can be split into two or more sections, as per your requirement. These are the best options for small spaces. As they come in several parts, you can rearrange them to suit your room's dimensions.
They can be configured into L shape (perfect for corners), and can also be split up, thus enabling you to place different pieces in different parts of the room. The best part? You can shift them around or change the permutation to come up with a new look each time!
They come in a wide variety of sizes, so, all you need is an idea of the space you have at your disposal and you're ready to go. Many stores also give you the option of combining two or more patterns to create your own unique version.
Where can you find these sofas? Most stores will size up or down depending on your requirements, and some will even customize according to your needs. This may be an expensive option, so, if you're looking to buy them cheap, your best bet is to keep a look out for sales and discounts.

Sleeper Sofas

Even though popular opinion leans towards the impossibility of sleeping comfortably on a sleeper sofa, there are so many versions out there, that you're bound to find one that works for you. 
The biggest advantage of sleeper sofas, is their ability to morph into a bed - which is why so many people choose them for smaller areas. Sleeper sofas and chairs work well when you are living in a tiny space, have guests visiting, and the space required for an extra bed is simply not available.

Modular Sofas

These, like all modular furniture, can be dismantled into smaller parts and then reassembled in various configurations. This is main advantage, which makes them the most viable option for people moving into places where the entrance or approach is narrow.
Many apartments involve flights of stairs without an elevator, which can be a nightmare for people shifting in. Modular sofas, which fit into a neat little box, can come to your rescue. Many people whose lifestyles involve frequent moving choose modular sofas for small spaces, as they are easy to shift.


A loveseat is a term used to describe a version of a sofa that seats two people, hence a 'Love seat'. While loveseats can solve your home seating problems, they may not work for you if you entertain guests regularly or have people coming over for whom you would need extra seating.

Recliner Sofas

These are often considered a luxury for the sheer comfort they provide. As the name suggests, they can be adjusted to recline at an angle of your choice. They generally seat a single person, and will work best for small spaces if you live alone.
Living in a small space does place some limitations on your furniture choices. You now have reason to rejoice with such a wide variety of sofas that you're bound to find something that's absolutely perfect for your home!
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