These Gray Couches Were Practically Made for Small Living Rooms

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Anyone who has lived in a modestly sized apartment can attest to the difficulties of finding the right sofa. Considering the amount of time you'll spend lounging on it, not to mention the steep price tag, the stakes are considerably high. So do you splurge on that sectional at the risk of moving into a new space that it won't quite fit into once your lease is up? Or do you opt for an economically priced and sized sette even though you love curling up with a good read and binge-watching movies on Netflix for hours on end?

As apartment dwellers, we know from experience how difficult shopping for the perfect petite couch can be, so we've rounded up some of the small space-friendly couches that have caught our attention as of late. Spoiler alert: All our picks come in chic, understated shades of gray, a color that lends itself well to blending into the scenery (lighter shades) or making a bold statement (darker shades). From a voluminous sofa that's as comfortable as it is stylish to an Emily Henderson–approved buy from one of our favorite budget-friendly retailers, shop our edit of gray couches that were practically made for small living rooms. Bonus: Prices start as low as $150 (yes, really).

Armless sofa
Langley Street 55.1" Armless Loveseat $468 $420

An armless sofa is an ideal buy for a small living room, allowing you to conserve space for side tables, lamps, and other home accessories, like a magazine rack.

Eddy 74" Sofa
West Elm Eddy 74" Sofa $799

This West Elm sofa is perfect for petite spaces. Bonus: Its price tag is giving us reverse sticker shock—we can't believe it's under $800.

Article Volu $599

Made with a thick layer of memory foam, this voluminous, statement-making sofa is as comfortable as it is stylish.

CB2 loveseat
CB2 Familia Dark Grey Velvet Loveseat $1649 $1299

Calling all minimalists—this small space-friendly CB2 sofa boasts clean lines and thick cushions that you just want to sink into.

Piazza apartment sofa
CB2 Piazza Apartment Sofa $1199

Sink into the cloud-like cushions of the Piazza apartment sofa by CB2.

Article Sven $899

We love this apartment-friendly take on Article's midcentury modern style sofa. The tufted bench cushion and matching bolster cushions details make this couch look much more expensive than it really is.

Article Burrad $999

Although this Article sofa is technically a loveseat, its deep cushions make curling up with a good read incredibly comfortable.

Anywhere Sleeper Sofa
Urban Outfitters Anywhere Sleeper Sofa $399

No one would ever guess that this sleek sofa folds out to reveal a spacious lounge to sleep on. (And it's under $500.)

Binghampton Leather Loveseat
Orren Ellis Binghampton Leather Loveseat $2575 $2300

With its sleek metal frame and reclinable pillows, this leather loveseat find would look at home in any modern space.

Womb Settee Sofa
Interior Icons Womb Settee Sofa $2665 $1599

Efficiency is everything in a small space living room. A settee sofa like this one, complete with a mod shape and tufted seat-back, is an economical choice.

Nashua Settee Bench
Target Threshold Nashua Settee Bench with Short Back $230

If you had to do a double take, we don't blame you. Yes, this sleek sofa is from Target. And yes, it's priced below $250. No, we can't believe it either.

Target Room Essentials Futon With Arms $269

If this versatile contemporary couch is good enough for Emily Henderson, then it's certainly good enough for us. Besides, that $150 sale price is hard to beat.

Rivet Mid-Century Tufted Sofa $558

Amazon's midcentury and industrial-inspired furniture line exudes 1960s vibes, and this small space–friendly tufted sofa is no exception.

Rivet Emerly Loveseat
Rivet Emerly Modern Loveseat $744

Clean lines and full cushions make this Amazon find look way pricier than it actually is. Just add a bowl of popcorn and get ready to settle in for a night of binging your favorite show on Netflix.

Rivet Sloane Mid-Century Tufted Modern Sofa $522

The U-shape silhouette of this midcentury modern-inspired design would lend an air of understated elegance to any small-space living room.

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