Small but so so perfectly formed - the best two-seater sofas will instantly elevate even the littlest living rooms

The 12 best two seater sofas show you can get comfort and charm even in the smallest of designs - perfect for apartments or tiny houses

three modern two seater sofas
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Not every home, or living room, can take a large three, four or five seater sofa or sectional. There are times when a compact two-seater are called for. Whether it's for an apartment or a smaller room in a large home, such as an office or bedroom, there are plenty of attractive two-seaters to choose from. 

Many of our favorite two-seaters are scaled down models of their larger counterparts. So they can be bought independently or teamed together for more sociable seating in roomier living arrangements.     

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What size is a two seater sofa?

This varies between manufacturers but a two-seater can be up to 72" (six feet), or even 84" wide. Although, some are as small as 55"-65" wide, so check the measurements before you buy. Many retailers market their two-seater sofas as love seats too. 

'The term loveseat and two seater sofa are typically used interchangeably since both types of sofas have smaller dimensions and are meant to seat two people comfortably,' says Madison Adam, Interior Design Service Manager at Article. 'Both types are perfect for apartments or small spaces.'

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

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