Sofas For Small Spaces and Apartments

Smart Designs for Small Living Rooms

Apartment sofa
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Just because you have a small living room doesn't mean you need to settle for unattractive or uncomfortable furniture. We've found some cool yet comfortable and affordable small sofas that are perfect for tight quarters, and many of these sofas convert to a sleeper providing extra dozing room. May these smart sofas enhance your ​small space.

  • 01 of 07
    © Target

    Target offers this retro-style convertible sofa bed in a variety of hot colors but keeps the cost down to a mere $199. But if you don't care for the Elliot, don't skip over Target just yet. Target offers a wide selection of small-scale sofas, daybeds, and futons that are big on style. And while they may not carry the most well-made furniture on the planet, Target's furnishings should work fine until your budget (or your space) grows.

  • 02 of 07
    © CB2

    The Flex sofa from CB2 is a convertible three-position sleeper sofa, perfect for the space-challenged or the friendly out-of-towner. By day it's an upright but comfy lounge that can also angle back 45 degrees for television watching or reading. At night, the back can flip all the way down into a platform bed with real pocketed coil mattress innersprings, possibly making this the only living room and bedroom furniture you may need.

  • 03 of 07
    © IKEA

    This loveseat from IKEA is only small in size and price. (Several of the colors will cost you less than $500.) I have two of these in my living room for our family of four, and we love them. The scale makes them appear larger than they are and the cushiony support and soft, deep seating make them as comfortable as a full-sized sofa. This loveseat can also be combined with Kivik's chaise lounge for even more lounging comfort. IKEA also offers a full-sized sofa, a sleeper sofa and a variety of...MORE other living room furniture in this line.

  • 04 of 07
    © IKEA

    Not too many places create such amazing furniture for small spaces like IKEA, who has long been recognized as the genius of smartly designed yet frugal furnishings and home decor. At a mere $349, this convertible sofa bed is super affordable and easily converts into a bed big enough for two. You can choose from a variety of mattresses and covers to create a combination that suits you and your space.

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  • 05 of 07
    Lubi Daybed
    © CB2

    I've been a fan of this modern daybed from CB2 for a long while. CB2 tends to change the colors seasonally but the Lubi daybed has always been priced affordably. (Watch for sales at the end of the season.) Stacked mattresses provide plenty of lounging room for one when folded, or flip the top mattress to side-by-side on the floor for an oversized queen.

  • 06 of 07
    © DWR

    This isn't the cheapest sofa you can find but I wanted to feature it because if you love designer furnishings, the Twilight sleeper sofa may be in your budget. This Design Within Reach exclusive is über cool with its simplified shape, adjustable bolster pillow, and lumbar support. The sofa converts into a daybed, queen-size bed or two twin beds. This is a quality piece that will last for many years, and if you have the extra money, would be a great small space solution. The slipcover is...MORE removable for cleaning and casters on the rear legs make for easy mobility.

  • 07 of 07
    © World Market

    World Market has a store full of small sofas for small spaces. No, it probably won't be the most well-made piece of furniture you own but their furniture looks great and is perfectly proportioned for tight spaces. Even this sectional sofa is nicely scaled for a small living room and is priced right at less than $1000. Of course, the Wyatt's big, comfy look doesn't feel small at all - it should have plenty of room for all your family and friends. The plush microfiber fabric also makes...MORE this sectional perfect for catnaps too!