Our edit of the best couches for small spaces mean you can still make a big design statement even in a tiny room

The best couches for small spaces can still be big on design, as edit of the most elegant and comfortable to buy now proves

white cocktail sofa perfect for small space
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Living in an apartment or small space can make choosing large pieces of furniture, such as sofas, tricky. It's not just the size of the room that's important but the width of doorways and stairwells, to enable delivery too.  

Fortunately, when choosing the best couches for small spaces, the hard work has been done. There are a multitude of small sofas on the market that offer style and flexibility, especially if you know where the best place to buy a couch is.

From modular pieces and easy assembly to slimline silhouettes and couches with removable legs, we've selected our favorite models from the best home decor stores across a range of price points.

Best tufted couch for a small space

Best mid-century couch for a small space

Best statement couch for a small space

Best linear couches for a small space

How do I choose a small space sofa?

Firstly, measure the room, including door widths, and consider which other large pieces of furniture you will need as well, for example chairs, tables or shelving.

Measure the space where you'd like the couch to go and map it out with tape on the floor, so you can see how much floor space it will take up. This will enable you to get a feel for how the room will flow. 

For narrow door widths or flights of stairs, consider sofas with removable legs, as this can make delivery easier.  

'Finding the best couch blends your specific seating needs, how much space you have, and your design style,' says Madison Adam, Interior Design Services Manager, Article. 

'For clients in small spaces, I typically recommend loveseats. Their size makes them proportional to the room. Mid-century modern or Scandinavian designed loveseats are also typically on legs, raised off the ground, creating space beneath and the illusion of a larger room.' 

Jacky Parker is a London-based freelance journalist and content creator, specialising in interiors, travel and food. From buying guides and real home case studies to shopping and news pages, she produces a wide range of features for national magazines and SEO content for websites

A long-time contributor to Livingetc, as a member of the team, she regularly reports on the latest trends, speaking to experts and discovering the latest tips. Jacky has also written  for other publications such as Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home, Red, Grand Designs, Sunday Times Style and AD, Country Homes and Interiors and ELLE Decoration.