As one of the main centerpieces to your living space décor, choosing the right sofa
is kind of a big deal. And, when you’re space is on the smaller side finding one that meets your style requirements can be tough. You need a sophisticated place to get comfortable but you certainly don’t want your sofa overwhelming your room. Or worse, not fitting at all! If square footage is at a premium in your home, fret not. We have lots of small space solutions for maximizing every inch of your apartment, studio or home without sacrificing one ounce of style.
When it comes to furnishing small spaces and selecting a sofa or loveseat that meets your needs, you need two things – a strong vision of the aesthetic you want in your home, and a tape measure. First, arrange your current living room furniture, leaving a space for where you want to place your sofa. Then, measure available space to see how much room you have to work with. If possible, it’s best to allow a minimum of 30 inches in front of your sofa so people can comfortably walk around the room. If you’re planning on having a coffee table in front, you’ll need another 12 to 18 inches between the sofa and your table. That’s in addition to the width of the actual coffee table and room to move around in front of it. However, when space is truly at a premium we suggest ditching the coffee table for a sleek side table or two, so you have someplace to set down drinks without forfeiting valuable leg room.
If all this measuring already makes you feel like a sofa couldn’t possibly fit in your dime-sized studio, don’t worry. The key is selecting a small sofa or loveseat that’s built with a slimmer, more narrow profile. At Joybird we’ve taken many of our most popular styles and scaled them down to give you a lot more room to move. For instance, check out our always popular Hughes sofa. Where our standard size sofa clocks in around 90” wide with a 37” diameter, our apartment sized sofa is built to have a width of about 66” and a 34” diameter. That’s packing a lot of Mid-century style into one petite package while still giving you plenty of room to lounge.
Another small space option is to choose a loveseat. These cozy two-seater sofas maintain the dimensions of their matching full-size counterparts but are perfect in small or narrow rooms. Chic, versatile and affordable, getting a loveseat is a great option if you want your furniture to grow with you. Use it as your primary sofa while you’re living small in your urban studio and should you someday move into a larger home, you can get a bigger sofa to complement it for a complete living room set that elegantly fills your space.
One of the last things to consider when selecting a small space sofa for your apartment, studio or tiny home is to keep things lifted. Choose furniture that sits off the ground to give a more open, airy look to your entire room. You may have noticed most of our sofas are built on tapered legs and there’s a good reason for that. We love, love, love the clean minimal look it projects and have found that it gives a timeless sophistication to furniture that makes it a standout in any setting.
If you want to browse our selection of completely customizable small scale sofas and loveseats, simply search “apartment” on our site or view our apartment sofas
. You’ll find an unbelievable array of sofas, sectionals, chairs and more that are built with the same care and consideration we put into all our handcrafted furniture. On a much smaller scale, of course.