At Least 1 of These 9 Dreamy Seating Solutions Will Work in Your Small Space

Updated 04/03/19
Small space seating—Urban Outfitters
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Decorating a small space can at times feel like a tactful game of Tetris—grueling hours spent considering the problem at hand—here's how to maximize your floor plan. Well, your favorite online furniture stores heard your cries (while you tried to push a boulder-size couch out of the way) and came to your rescue with some pretty awe-worthy seating for small spaces.

The key to a cohesive home is making it work for you, not the other way around. Living in a pint-sized apartment doesn’t mean your pad has to be a studio of solitude—with these functional fixes your place will be fit to entertain dinner parties, book club, and even weekend guests before you can say chaise-lounge. Read on to see our picks.

Small space seating—West Elm
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You Don’t Have to Forego the Couch

You may have cut down on square footage, but that doesn’t mean you have to scrimp on a statement-inducing sofa. With sectionals that shape-shift and designs that are conservative in length, you’re able to curate the perfect living room by opting for furniture that gets the job done, but doesn’t command the entire room. Our suggestion: pick a piece of statement furniture and stick with it—in your small space less will be more.


West Elm Eddy Flip Sectional
West Elm Eddy Flip Sectional $1299
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Cost Plus World Market Forest Green Samara Sofa - Fabric by World Market
Cost Plus World Market Forest Green Samara Sofa - Fabric by World Market $750
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Small space seating—West Elm chair
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Opt for a Statement Chair Instead

If you’re working with a place that is lacking in expanse, find a charming chair. Because what you lack in space you make up for in corners. Nestle that chaise right in where the walls meet, adjacent to the other pieces in the room and admire how it polishes it off.


Crate and Barrel Cavett Channel Chair
Crate and Barrel Cavett Channel Chair $1399
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Pottery Barn Monet Rattan Chair
Pottery Barn Monet Rattan Chair $670
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Seats for small spaces—Urban Outfitters
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Get Grounded

Sometimes thinking vertical instead of horizontal will give you a new perspective. For example, convertible seating that sits close to the ground can allow you to build a quaint abode that transitions with your everyday. Choosing convertible pieces like floor cushions, only lends to the overall functionality. Depending on the crowd your new piece of furniture can step up to the occasion, or be tucked away.

Urban Outfitters Cirrus Convertible Floor Chair
Urban Outfitters Cirrus Convertible Floor Chair $499
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Urban Outfitters Convertible Triangle Floor Cushion
Urban Outfitters Convertible Triangle Floor Cushion $129
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IKEA—small space furniture ideas
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Bench it

Let’s talk about the kitchen nook. You can still create an adult dining experience here even on a compact scale. Selecting benches to accompany your dining table, instead of chairs is a miraculous space saver. Tuck them under once you're done with your meal, and voila, barely-there.

Urb Space Urban Small Dining Table Set
Urb Space Urban Small Dining Table Set $170 $127
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IKEA SKOGSTA Bench
IKEA SKOGSTA Bench $79
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Small space décor—West Elm trundle bed
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Try a Trundle

It’s inevitable that you’ll have house guests, and being prepared for their arrival is key. A trundle bed is a great way to have seating that supports your lifestyle. Toss some throw pillows on it by day, and at night it transforms into your guest room. Another option is a sleeper sofa with storage. These fulfill all kinds of small space solutions at once.


DHP Astoria Upholstered Daybed with Trundle
DHP Astoria Upholstered Daybed with Trundle $210 $163
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IKEA FRIHETEN Sleeper Sectional, 3 seat with storage
IKEA FRIHETEN Sleeper Sectional, 3 seat with storage $599
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