Small Couch Designs Reveal Their Playful And Theatrical Natures

Often times when furnishing our home we find ourselves in doubt, unable to decide whether to choose a large sofa or a sectional or a small couch and a couple of armchairs for the living area. Maybe it would help if we were to tell you that a small couch is more versatile than a large sectional or sofa (there are a few differences between a sofa and a couch). By that we mean that a small couch can be integrated into a home’s decor in various different ways, not just in the living room but also in a bedroom or a home office but also that there are lots of interesting types to choose from and lots of ways to use them in combination with other furniture pieces.

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Featuring a frame made in solid ash wood and fabric upholstery, the Arena sofa designed by E. Gallina can be customized in a few stylish ways by combining various types of fabric for the upholstered seat and backrest. This way you could refresh the decor of the room any time you want with little effort. 

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A small sofa can have a big visual impact on a space. The Kintsukuroi sofa is an interesting example. Its design is simple, refined and elegant but at the same time it’s eye-catching due to the choice of colors but also because of how they complement the undulating forms of the sofa.

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Russel is a sofa that seduces with its intriguing combination of clean and simple forms and timeless velvet over a golden oval base. It’s both simple and sophisticated and it’s the type of modern small sofa that’s versatile enough to fit in a variety of different decors and settings.

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A striped Carol sofa is paired here with a matching stool and an ottoman/ coffee table is a similarly fresh tone of green. The colorful accent pillows coordinate nicely with the table lamps and there’s also a certain similarity between a few other elements present in the room.

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You can tell by the design of its backrest that this Hyde House sofa is meant for casual conversations between two people, with a potential third seat available in between.

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The Dazzle sofa isn’t exactly small but we fell in love with its color and its geometric design. It looks sophisticated and at the same time very comfortable, especially when paired with a soft and plushy area rug as showed here.

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In the Aperi collection you can find cute and comfy single seat chairs but also two and three seater couches. These are bigger but just as cute and comfortable. They stand out with their round forms and lack of details, including armrests.

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Speaking of cute and comfortable couches, check out the Cloud Fr. It’s a lovely statement piece, small and yet full of charm and character. The wooden feet contrast with the pastel-colored upholstery and the hexagonal pattern ensures a look that’s as cuddly as it is chic and elegant.

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Ploum is a small couch for bedroom, living room and even office spaces, with a design that’s simple, chic, versatile and stylish. Although it may seem like a very straight-forward piece of furniture, its design hides a few interesting subtleties such as the fact that the asymmetrical construction allows several different positions to be adopted by the users, depending on their needs and preferences.

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The Oslo sofa is small and its design makes it better suite as a secondary sofa than as a main piece of furniture for the living room. It looks lightweight and modern and it’s also designed to be comfortable and that makes it perfect for offices, hallways or various lounge areas. An interesting idea can also be to have two of these sofas in the living room, facing each other and framing a fireplace or a coffee table.

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The design of the Rest couch is pretty classic. This is the type of couch that makes living rooms feel welcoming. The couch is well defined featuring visible sections of the frame and big and soft cushions for maximum comfort. The solid oak legs are slick and they contrast with the rest of the couch.

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A big sofa or couch, although practical in some cases, are not the best at making space feel welcoming and comfortable. A small couch like Jane, on the other hand, is more approachable and friendly-looking because of its size. In addition, the design is also meant to be versatile and to ensure a cozy setting.

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Although technically Orus is a love seat, its design is not that specific. The most interesting part is the base which is not supported by four legs as usual but by a whole series of thin metal rods grouped in pairs of two. This sculptural design, combined with the deep red velvet upholstery give this piece a dramatic and theatrical appearance.

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There’s something very alluring about the Aura Wood sofa. It has to do with its small size but also its versatile and at the same time bold and eye-catching design. Even though at its base the design is simple, it doesn’t lack personality. We find the solid base and the side and back shell to be a particularly interesting combination.

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Looking at the Nubilo sofa and the matching armchair in the series, we can’t help but be drawn in by all those cushions. There’s so many of them and no two look the same. They have different sizes and colors and they look like pebbles or balloons, the kind you can play with. take away the cushions and you’re left with a less eye-catching but still beautiful sofa.

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It’s a bit difficult to integrate this piece into a specific category. It was designed to serve as a daybed but you could also refer to it as a sofa. The Grid is a very graphical piece that combines a variety of interesting elements such as the wooden base that’s larger than the seat cushions and extends to form a sort of built-in side table or the fact that the two seats have different backrests and a single armrest cushion.

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The Bert Frank Sofa has great potential to serve as a statement piece or a focal point for modern and contemporary living rooms. Its design is clean, linear and simple but also a bit cheerful and playful. The backrest cushions look a bit like giant biscuits.