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5 compact corner sofas

A selection of designs that are ideal for a small living room or snug

By Jason Podesta | 9 December 2022

Small corner sofas can help you maximise space in a small apartment, or create a cosy nook in a snug or cinema room. An L-shape sofa might not seem like the obvious choice for a compact space, but it will take up less room than a two seater and an accent chair, for example, while still offering ample seating.

A corner sofa is also ideal for open-plan and broken-plan living, since it helps to create zones and natural partitions in bigger living spaces. Opt for a corner sofa with a chaise if it’s less about providing seats and more about lounging. You can usually choose a right- or left-hand chaise, depending on the configuration of your living room.

The following designs are proving popular on furnishings website ufurnish.com, which showcases collections from more than 110 retailers.

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1. Grey corner sofa with chaise

The Washington chaise corner sofa from Dunelm features a soft chenille combo upholstered finish and six plump scatterback cushions. The modern, compact design measures 213cm wide, hard-wearing yet soft to the touch and seats four. Available in grey or navy priced £799.

grey corner sofa with scatterback cushions in a small living room with glass coffee table

Small grey corner sofa from Dunelm

2. Corner model with slim arms

The Iggy from sofa.com has slim arms to maximise the seating area, and slender wooden legs. It’s available in a number of sizes, from small through medium and large, as well as a choice of shades and fabrics, with legs in either mahogany or English Oak. The small corner sofa measures 221cm wide. Prices start at £2,390.

grey green settee in a green living room with marble coffee table and green walls

The Iggy from sofa.com

3. Scandi chaise corner sofa

If you like Scandi design, you’ll love the Joshua from Habitat. This small corner sofa has soft-touch fabric and pocket-sprung, foam-filled cushions for firm support that retains its shape. Easy to wipe clean, and finished with tapered wooden legs, it’s a great buy for a modern space. It measures 200cm wide and is available in charcoal or grey priced £540.

Scandi-style grey corner sofa with tapered wooden legs in a live-work space in a small flat

The Joshua from Habitat

4. Modern boxy model

The Evesham from Swoon has a boxy frame and plump foam cushions that offer support, soften a little with use while keeping their shape. The covers are removable for easy cleaning. This small corner sofa is available in oodles of fabrics and shades, with the option of light or dark tapered legs. Measures 234cm wide. Priced £2,349.

plaster pink/beige corner sofa with light wooden tapered legs on a white background

The Evesham from Swoon

5. Super small sofa

This small corner sofa is designed for super compact spaces. Measuring just 210cm wide, the Brynlee by Zipcode Design from Wayfair has two seats and a chaise, seating two comfortably or three at a squeeze. Comfortable and functional, it is upholstered in a soft polyester blend fabric and has removable cushions. Priced £719.99 and available in oatmeal, brown or grey.

two-seater sofa with chaise and chunky wooden feet on a grey striped rug in a modern living room

The Brynlee from Wayfair is a super small corner sofa


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