20 Best Couches for Small Spaces That Will Make You Love Your Studio

Joss & Main Lucia Slipcovered Sofa

Backed by over 1,200 reviews and an average 4.7-star rating, Joss & Main’s Lucia couch is our top pick for any small space. This French country-esque style will easily match a rustic theme, but it’s versatile enough to work with a variety of aesthetics. It’s made to order, so it requires zero assembly, plus it has a cushy slip-covered design and down-fill pillows that offer just the right amount of sinkage.

Novogratz Brittany Sofa

If you’re seeking a solid, affordable couch for your first apartment, I’d recommend this stylish option. The tufted design costs under $350, and it also doubles as a futon for sleeping. It can seat up to three people and comes with everything you need for assembly.

Gubi Pacha Sofa

Originally designed by Pierre Paulin in 1975, Gubi’s iconic Pacha sofa is small space-friendly and essentially doubles as artwork. The low-profile silhouette offers peak coziness as well.

Sundays Movie Night Modular Sectional

Still set on owning a sectional? You can make some styles work for small spaces by getting creative with the layout. For instance, try using Sundays’ cloud-like version to divvy up the bedroom and living area in a studio apartment. The three-piece design is outfitted in performance-grade fabric to handle wear and tear, too.

Interior Define Ella Sleeper Sofa

For small apartments without a guest room, Interior Define’s sleeper sofa is the next best thing. It folds out into a twin-sized bed and is completely customizable, with options to choose everything from the fabric to the cushion fill and even the type of mattress.

Allmodern Kearney Upholstered Loveseat

Webster loves a curved couch, noting that the shape can make even the smallest designs seem interesting. This top-rated version is even more luxurious in a few rich velvet finishes.

Article Sven Charme Sofa

While many leather sofas could easily overwhelm a tight space, this mid-century design is an exception. Between its warm caramel color and untreated leather finish, it will only look even softer, cozier, and more vintage-y over time.

Urban Outfitters Aria Sofa

Take inspiration from the ’60s with this mod curved sofa. The boucle finish is actually a performance fabric, so you don’t need to be too precious with it.

West Elm Avalon Channeled Sofa

“I love styles with a channel tuft upholstered in a bold color,” says Webster. “Although they’re small, they hold a lot of visual weight.” Not only does this retro-leaning West Elm style come in over 100 colors, but it also has a kiln-dried wood frame for durability.

Article Burrard Seasalt Ivory Loveseat

For all your mid-century needs, you can’t skip Article. This ivory loveseat from the brand has an angular profile that won’t make your space look cluttered. Meanwhile, the deep cushions are filled with a high-resiliency foam for support.

Birch Lane Cecelia Loveseat

Offering all the charm of a rare vintage score without the high price tag, this compact couch truly packs a punch. It comes in nine striking patterns and has turned legs made of solid pine for extra character.

Castlery Mori Armless Sofa

If your idea of the perfect sofa involves deep, plush cushions, Castlery’s armless loveseat is the way to go. The feather-filled seats are almost 50 inches deep, with a sleek Japandi look that’ll fit in seamlessly with a minimalist space.

Wade Logan Annchen Club Recliner

For days when you simply need to kick your feet up and unwind, this affordable recliner is just what the doctor ordered. Available in four colors with a water-resistant fabric, it can recline up to 150 degrees via a simple push-back system.

Sabai The Evergreen Loveseat

Yes, this sloped sofa is stunning, but perhaps the best part about it is that it’s made to be entirely eco-friendly. From its recycled fabric upholstery to the CertiPUR-US certified high-resiliency foam and non-toxic materials, every part of this piece was designed with the environment in mind.

Albany Park Kova Sofa

If you love to host (or are simply prone to spilling), you’ll want a sofa that’s up to the challenge. This compact one comes in a range of performance materials—including a basketweave and bouclé style—that are designed to be stain-proof and hypoallergenic.

Burrow Range 2-Piece Sofa

While we love that this pick is customizable (you can choose the seat color, leg finish, and even tack on a matching ottoman), its real draw is its built-in side table. The wooden surface is sturdy and has enough room to hold a stack of books or your work-from-home essentials.

Oka Coleridge Sofa

Ice blue-colored linen and stained birch wood legs combine to make one seriously elegant little couch. Inspired by 20th-century English design, this sofa even has casters, making it a cinch to move around if you like to rearrange your layout every few months.

Floyd Home Sink Down Lounge Chair

If you really don’t have the room for a full-on couch, consider a chair and a half—a unique seating option that’s basically a hybrid between an accent chair and a loveseat. This version from Floyd is extra deep and has memory foam pillows, so you can still stretch out comfortably.

Lulu and Georgia Elvie Chaise

For something really low profile, opt for a chaise instead of a traditional couch. This jewel-toned one is made to order—and every bit the statement piece. Place it in front of a wall (with plenty of cushions for support) for a seating option that won’t overpower the room.

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