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Best Sectional Couches for Small Spaces

by Laura Leiva
Published April 29, 2010 | Updated June 12, 2015

Anyone who lives in a small space knows how hard it can be to fit a sectional sofa into an area that seemingly has no extra room. Large sectional sofas can leave your home feeling cramped. However, over the past few years, finding the best sectional sofa for a small space has become much easier. To begin shopping for a sectional couch, consider the number of people who will be seated regularly in order to determine the ideal size for the space, and be sure to measure the room where you will be placing the sofa.

Sectionals for Small Spaces:

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  • Armless Sectional Couches

    Without arms to obstruct the view, this type of sectional gives the illusion of more space. One particularly attractive sectional style is simply a loveseat with a chaise but no armrests. This couch is elegant in design but simple enough that it won't detract from the rest of the room or take up extra space. These would look perfect in a modern style living room.

  • Three-Piece Sectionals

    A three-piece sectional sofa offers seating for up to five people and often consists of a loveseat with an additional chair or chaise. While shopping online, check product descriptions to determine how many pieces are part of the set. When filling a small space, staying with three pieces or fewer will prevent filling the room with too much furniture.

  • Slim Sectionals

    Couches don't have to have that overstuffed look in order to be comfortable. For a small room, look for a sectional that has a slim look. Modern or contemporary sectionals often have a leaner design, so you may want to shop for one of these styles. Add a few throw pillows if the couch feels too firm for your taste. You'll find slim sectional sofas in a variety of upholstery materials, including leather.

  • Reversible Sectional Sofas

    This type of versatile furniture is the perfect addition for a small living room. Its ability to change its configuration is one reason it remains so popular. When you're craving a change or need a little more room just switch the lounge from one side of the sectional to the other. This makes it easy to add visual interest to your living room without overcrowding it.

  • Sleeper Sectionals

    Sometimes when you live in a small space, you need your furniture to do double duty. A sleeper sectional can be your sofa and a bed, either for yourself or for guests, depending on how tight you are on space. Sleeper sectionals aren't very common, but it may be worth searching for one if your living quarters are small.

What Shoppers Are Saying

My new chairs

I’ve done some internet shopping but have never written a product review. I’m so pleased with this product I feel compelled to say so. I live in Atlanta and have a large screen porch and secluded back yard. I spend much of my time outside reading during days with some television evenings. I shopped ...
michael1951 April 12, 2010

Very Nice Set

The furniture was ordered over a weekend and was scheduled to be delivered the next Friday. Not surprisingly with Overstock, everything arrived a day early. There were two large boxes, one of which held the two chairs and some cushions and the other held the sofa and storage table with the remaining ...
bur4l7 May 04, 2013

Exactly What I Was Looking For...

I bought this set for my small patio - I live in an apartment complex and my patio is on a lake - I absolutely love sitting outside on this furniture and looking at the beautiful lake while I read or sip a margarita or cold beer at the end of a hot florida day. The furniture looks modern and beautiful ...
carolrules June 04, 2013

Luxurious decorator look

I ordered two of these valances to hang on a very wide window on a 1" wide round decorator rod. I was concerned that I was not hanging them on the rod that was shown in picture (the 2-3 inch rigid straight rod) that would seem to give them a more tailored flat look. As my rod was 96 " wide, I knew that ...
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