Everyone needs a couch. The problem is when this essential piece of furniture becomes a white elephant in the house, tying the space and disrupting the lives of the residents.
And do you know when it usually happens? When the room is small. The choice of a sofa for a small room needs to be very well planned so that, in the end, you achieve three fundamental things: comfort, functionality and design.
But I’m glad you have this post here to help you. We have gathered below tips, ideas and inspirations for you to hit the nail on choosing the ideal sofa for a small room, come and see!
Small living room sofa: tips for choosing your
Measuring tape in hands
The most important step in getting the sofa right is to measure your living room. It may seem obvious, but believe me: there are a lot of people who forget this detail and end up with a sofa that doesn’t fit in the living room.
Therefore, take measurements of all walls, in addition to the width and length between them.
Circulation and functionality
The sofa must not, under any circumstances, hinder the mobility of residents or impair the functionality of the environment.
Once again the importance of taking all the measurements of the environment before buying the sofa.
A tip: if your room is very small, you may need to give up some other furniture so that the sofa fits more harmoniously. And what furniture are these? Generally, the coffee table, and the TV rack.
These two pieces of furniture, very common in living rooms, usually take up a lot of space and compromise the functionality of the sofa. And therein lies the question: do you prefer a comfortable and beautiful sofa the way you always dreamed of a half-mouth sofa sharing precious space with the coffee table, for example?
The coffee table can be replaced by a side table, while the TV rack can leave the scene to make room for a panel.
It may be that you are already adapted to the shape and layout of your room, that is, you are used to the current layout of the furniture. But that can and should change for the benefit of your sofa.
Try changing the place where the sofa is usually placed or changing the wall TV. It may be that with this simple change it is already possible to gain a few centimeters more.
Do not underestimate the design and appearance of the sofa. A good design is not only to make your room more beautiful but also to bring more functionality to the environment.
For small rooms, the ideal is to bet on a sofa model with straight lines and without arms. This format, in addition to being more modern, brings a sense of spaciousness to the room.
And escape from the rounded sofas with lots of details. Unlike the previous model, this type of sofa tends to visually reduce the environment, since it has a larger structure.
You should already know that light colors increase the feeling of space and in the case of a large piece of furniture such as a sofa, this perception is much greater.
Preferably sofas with neutral tones, such as white, gray, off whites, and beige. Avoid dark tones, even if they are neutral, as is the case with black, brown, and moss green.
However, it is still possible to bring a touch of color to your sofa. The option, in this case, are the pastel tones and the softer ones, like burnt pink, light green, blue, in addition to some earthy colors that also fit well with the furniture.
Sofa models for small living room
The two-seat sofa model is suitable for occupying walls up to 2.5 meters in length.
There are dozens of types of two-seat sofas available out there, easily found in physical and virtual stores. However, it is important to remember that not all two-seat sofas are the same size. So once again, take the tape measure with you.
Another option is to opt for a planned two-seat sofa, tailor-made for your room. This type of sofa pays off for two reasons: the ideal size and personalization since you can choose the colors, shape, and fabric of your preference more freely.
Three seater sofa
The three-seater sofa is slightly larger than the two-seater. This model is indicated to occupy walls over 2.5 meters in length.
The advantage of the three-seater sofa is that it accommodates more people and generally has the option of being sold in retractable and reclining models, increasing the comfort of the room.
If you have a room with a corner, then a good option is the corner sofa. This model manages to make better use of the available space and still offers extra seats. The corner sofa is also a great alternative for integrated rooms, as it helps to demarcate the area between the environments.
Retractable and/or reclining sofa
The retractable and reclining sofa for the small room has been one of the most popular at the moment, as it manages to combine practicality and comfort in a single piece, in addition to replacing the old sofa bed very well.
However, to use this type of sofa it is important to consider the dimensions of the furniture in two positions: open and closed.
The retractable sofa when opened cannot block the passage, much less be glued to the TV.
The modular sofa has individual seats so that you have the freedom to assemble it according to your needs at the moment. The great advantage of this type of sofa is the possibility of testing various decorative possibilities for the room.
Sofa with chest
The sofa with a chest is a good alternative for those who have a lot to keep but suffer from a lack of space. This type of sofa has a compartment at the base and is perfect for accommodating items in the room itself, such as blankets, pillows, magazines, among others.
Sofa with chaise
The sofa with a chaise is an elegant and sophisticated option for small rooms. In this model, one of the sides of the sofa is more elongated, bringing extra comfort to the furniture.
However, as with the retractable sofa, the model with the chaise needs to be well measured in space to be sure that it will fit in the environment and will not interfere with circulation.
Check out below 20 models of sofa for small room and get inspired to decorate yours: