Loveseats and small living room ideas

three small love seats

Maybe you have decided your smaller sized room needs a change with some new furniture. Or perhaps you just want to redesign the layout of the living room to update the look and feel of it. Well, either way, don’t overlook the benefits to be had with a modern loveseat.

Loveseats really are quite intimate pieces of furniture. Generally they seat two people comfortably – fairly closely together, hence the name. You will normaly find they are around 53 to 60 inches (134.6cm to 152.4cm) wide and approximately 34 to 38 inches (86.3cm to 96.5cm) in depth and height. Size can vary a little between sofa makers, depending on what sizes  they see as suitable for the class, but that’s usually about right. So basically a love seat is a bit larger than a single regular sized seat but smaller than a standard couch.

The loveseat couch has been around in some shape or form for a long time now. Recently though, they have risen considerably in popularity. We are seeing now because of that, sofa manufacturers are responding accordingly with many more styles now available on the market than ever before. Manufactures and designers are also promoting the new combination of sofa and loveseat sets rather than the traditional sofas and armchairs, as they have in the past. As a result, you will see selected choices of cheap living room sets under $500 towards the bottom of this post.

It is certainly possible to snare yourelf a bargain with this type of wonderfully adaptable and cheap furniture online with just a little searching.


Serta Palisades Bonded Leather Loveseat in Chestnut Brown

Bonded Leather Loveseat

Created to suit small living spaces, the Serta Palisades Collection 60″ Loveseat brings comfort and sharp clean looks into your home decor. Its compact size makes it a great seating solution for one bedroom apartments, offices and dorms. In addition to it’s talent for making small spaces feel larger, its straight arms, trendy fabrics and square espresso footers brings a modern flair into your space. Quality hardwood materials in the construction deliver strength and stability while individually wrapped coils and pillowed back cushions offer a cozy, supportive seating you can relax back into. Designed to match pieces in the Palisades Collection, this Serta loveseat can be combined with another sofa, and accent chair for larger seating requirments.


Serta RTA Copenhagen Collection Loveseats in Stoneware Beige

loveseats from Serta

Designed especially for smaller living spaces, the Serta Copenhagen Collection 61″ Loveseat brings together functional style and affordable comfort for your home decor. A great fit for apartments, dorms and even in narrow spaces, its compact size and unique, tool-free design make it easy to move and to set up exactly where you want it. In addition to making small spaces feel bigger, the soft rounded arms, refined straight back cushions and reversible accent pillows add traditional style and elegance to your living room or den. Reinforced hardwood materials, individually wrapped spring coils wrapped in high-density foam and poly-fibers, and pillowed back cushions deliver durability you can count on and supportive comfort you can relax into.





Loveseats are a perfect addition for small rooms, and those of us who live in a studio apartment or smaller sized one bedroom apartments may find them a particularly attractive option. In a smaller space, one of these couches will still provide choices for how you wish to layout your room in limited space.

In larger rooms, maybe people like to have the option of extra seating available for guests. They can be somewhat cheaper to buy than their full sized counterparts, which can also be a factor. In mid sized rooms, often they can be rectangular shaped and a large sofa can go along in line with a long wall and a loveseat can lineup along a shorter wall in a basic ‘L’ shape if you like. This has a number of benefits. It can make a great layout for socializing. It sets the furniture in a good position for chatting. The other great thing is that it can make the room feel as though it is much more spacious.

I have even recently seen a beautifully laid out room which featured a modern sofa of regular size and two matching loveseats, one at either end in a ‘U’ shape configuration. The effect in had was nothing short of amazing. It was a fairly large room and yet it had a feeling of being comfortably cosy when we were seated there.

There are endless configuration possibilities with sofa and loveseat seats to give you some interior design inspiration, that’s for sure.


Divano Roma Classic Double Reclining Loveseat, Black Bonded Leather

small sofa for studio apartment

Divano Roma’s bonded leather recliner loveseat features a classy traditional design. It comes wrapped in durable bonded leather upholstery. It includes a unique design that allows for full reclining and provides ultimate comfort in any position. This rocking loveseat has an extra wide spacious design, even considering it’s size, that is wider than most others. The black bonded leather recliner rocking loveseat has  wonderfully overstuffed padded seat and arm rest areas to help alleivate pressure points. Add an extra element of style and comfort to your living room with this leather rocking loveseat. Built to withstand extended periods of use.


Serta RTA Astoria Collection 61″ Loveseat in Winter River Gray

love seats for one bedroom apartments

Add stylish comfort and functional seating to your living space with the Serta Astoria Collection 61″ Loveseat. A great solution for smaller spaces, its compact size and tool-free assembly make it an attractive, practical seating solution for apartments, dorms or offices. Flared arms, loose straight back cushions and square footers bring contemporary style to any space. Quality hardwood materials deliver strength and durability you can count on even with extensive use. Each cushion has individually wrapped coils surrounded by a high-density foam and fibers mix. To top it off, the cushions are finished with supportive memory foam. This is comfortable seating you can really sink into! Designed to match pieces in the Astoria Collection, this Serta loveseat can be combined with the matching sofas or accent chair for a completely coordinated look.


Why choose a modern loveseat?

I think it is fair to say, that for a lot of people, they don’t start out specifically looking to buy a small loveseat. After looking around at a lot of the design and style choices that are available, they just decide that they prefer that size and shape over a regular sofa. Once you start looking around at some of them, you can quickly realise how versatile they are and how beneficial they could be in so many ways in your home. If you are however looking specifically for loveseats for sale, then here are a few tips you may find useful for buying a piece you will be proud of owning.

The love seat has had many revivals over the years. This means that there are plenty of different styles to choose from. To bring your loveseat into focus in the room, consider choosing upholstery or covers that will standout out. As an example, say your room is a bold white, then your sofa should also be a bold color to provide some contrast. For your other furniture, keep it simple and match them with the room’s color instead of the loveseat’s, so it will standout by itself. This way will let you create the illusion of an expansive space around a single piece of furniture.

You can take this set up a step further. I would suggest not to be tempted into giving your small living room a darker paint job. Even if you prefer loveseats in a pale upholstery, stick with pale wall coloring shades as they will help the room to have a ‘bigger feeling’ about it. If you are one who prefers pale colored sofas, no problem. Rest assured there are a large number of wall paint color choices that will complement your choice and give you the desired end result.


Coaster Home Furnishings Casual Loveseat, Brown/Taupe

Coaster Home furnishings loveseats

Cozy up close to a loved one or sprawl out on your own in these love seats from Coaster. This particular piece includes French laundry details such as tapered tuxedo arms, nail head trim, a scalloped tight back, and block shaped wooden legs. It has been upholstered in a soft taupe linen with two ikat-patterned accent pillows to add a little extra flair. This piece is not only beautiful, but it is also highly comfortable and functional. The cushions are reversible, making this item a perfect choice for a busy family with messy kids. The cushions are also made with feather/down mix of filler, so if they ever seem flat, you just have to fluff them back up! For a classic yet warm atmosphere, look no further than these love seats.


Showcase link to many smaller sofas perfect for small living room ideas

This link will let you see and compare many options of these fantastic small and versatile sofas. It should give you some inspiration for what would be a great fit in your home decor.

Mid Century Linen Fabric Loveseat, Dark Grey

small sofa for small studio apartment

This modern mid century loveseat from Divano Roma features a classy modern mid century design. It comes covered in a carefully selected linen upholstery. It features a beautiful tufted design to create the perfect sophisticated yet traditional style unlike any other. The modern mid century loveseat adds an extra element of style and comfort to your living room. It’s sharp looks are sure to impress your friends. This dark grey modern mid century small sofa also features natural wooden legs to truly complete the look. Specifically designed and constructed to withstand extended periods of use. Two Decorative pillows are included.


LexMod Prospect 2-Seater Black Faux Leather Loveseat

chesterfield loveseat

The Prospect hints at a classic Chesterfield design while blending with a modern twist that creates a new look to love. Button tufting and sweeping curves mesh to form a contemporary lounging piece that all eyes will be drawn to. This cozy leather loveseat features highly comfortable foam padding and soft faux leather materials that finish off an artistic piece with eye catching appeal.





Fabric or leather sofa?

When you begin your search for your perfect smaller sized sofa, it would be good to have an idea in advance regarding whether you’d much rather have leather or fabric for the cushion covers and overall aesthetics. There are a few pros and cons with each, which you will have to decide upon.

Leather is great when it comes to being very durable. It does however have the possibility of suffering from diminished looks after scratching and staining. Something to be aware of if you have young children or pets. On the other hand, fabric sofa coverings can be treated with exceptional performance fabric protectors that are fully capable of repelling water and stains. Also, leather is usually a single color and often works with other living room materials and fabrics.

Choosing a plain fabric or print? If you decide on going with fabric, you’ll need to decide between quite a selection of them. You will have to choose from velvets, corduroy, polyesters, thick weaves through to finer cottons and of course whether to go for printed or plain. A great benefit in choosing a single color fabric instead of a print is in accessorizing. You then have the option to add colorful pillows and afghans that you can change out when you feel the need. A print fabric has multiple colors that you can accessorize around as well. You can use one dominant color chosen from the print and match it with a pillow or throw that also blends well with other furniture in the room.


Coaster Home Furnishings Traditional Dark Grey Loveseat

coaster cheap couches

Create an air of elegance inside your home with the stunning style of this traditional loveseat. Designed to represent styles from the classic furniture period, this loveseat features thick rolled arms and exposed wood bun feet with welt cord trim and nail head accents for fine tailored details. Poly fill seat cushions with pocket coils and sinuous spring seat bases provide a deep seated comfort each time you sit down, making this a most comfortable sofa to relax on. It is available in either a smooth brown bonded leather or chenille upholstery and matches perfectly with a regular size sofa and chair from the same collection


Modern Two Tone Fabric and Bonded Leather Living Room Loveseat

modern two tone loveseat

Divano Roma Furniture modern and contemporary designed two tone loveseat. Durable faux leather upholstery with soft linen fabric seat area for extra comfort. This design is perfect for the minimalist and fits in well with any modern decor. Featuring modern style chrome legs with high density foam filled seat cushions that you can sink into and relax.


Which do you prefer, durability or charm?

A hard wearing loveseat that’s going to last from whatever the pets and kids throw at it? If that’s the case, go for either a denim, corduroy or leather covering that has been treated against stains and will endure pet toenails and children’s inevitable spills. Otherwise, you will be looking at a finer fabric upholstery, maybe from either print or colored that would look great in your room.

There are a myriad of material choices available today and you definitely won’t be short on choice. While fabric loveseats have been very popular, there has been an increased interest toward the leather variety. If you prefer leather, there are seemingly more options available every day. For instance, there’s the soft feel of suede which many prefer. Then there is the distressed leather look which gives it that aged look that many would desire to have in a study or office. In fact there are too many kinds in the leather variety to mention all. Which way you lean – fabric or leather will largely depend on your personal preference, needs and requirements. But you have lots of choices in either to inspire you.


Classic Scroll Arm Chesterfield Style Loveseat (Stone Grey)

scroll arm loveseat for a small studio apartment

An elegant tufted chesterfield loveseat from Divano Roma Furniture with soft hand picked linen fabric upholstery. It has been built with a hardwood frame with hardwood victorian style legs and scroll arm details. It has overstuffed scroll arms and back rest area for ultimate comfort.  It has convenient removable seat cushions with velcro to avoid any sliding in use.


Madison Park Tristan Button Tufted Settee Charcoal

madison settee for small one bedroom apartments

Crisp, tailored lines feature with this smartly upholstered charcoal grey offering from Madison. They give this tufted small loveseat a confident modern attitude in a size that fits just about anywhere. Small in size – but big on style!


Which matters more – comfort or looks?

There is no doubt there are some really beautiful loveseat sofas to choose from, but of course that doesn’t automatically qualify them as being comfortable. To answer the question, you will have to think about the use of your furniture. How heavily will it be used. If it only to be used as a short interval stopping point in your home, buy a really cool piece that doesn’t have to be so comfy. If it is to be used more as a place of relaxation, say for spending in front of the television, you will have to comfort and support high on the priority list.


Cortesi Home Contemporary Monaco Genuine Leather Loveseat

small leather love seat fom cortesi

The Cortesi Home Monaco Genuine Leather Sofa has been designed for both durability and comfort, without compromising on style. It features pillow back cushions that offer excellent lumbar support which will be very popular amongst those with back problems. It has a top grain genuine cowhide leather covering all around the sofa. Contemporary styled chrome finish legs with additional optional support legs for those requiring a heavier use are a nice addition.


A regular or a convertible loveseat sleeper sofa?

Some loveseats like so many other classes of sofa can these days, can be converted into a loveseat sleeper sofa. Usually a single bed or a small double at best because of their size. Certainly good enough to accommodate one person anyway. The convenience of having a single bed compared to a small sofa to sleep on is pretty obvious. A loveseat sofa bed is going to be much more comfortable, even if it is a little more expensive. It will be worth it in the long run though, if you have house guests you like to keep happy.


Signature Design by Ashley Lottie Chocolate Loveseat Sleeper

ashley furniture loveseat sleeper

This Lottie sofa Sleeper from Ashley sofas has streamlined comfort and a coolly concealed memory foam mattress to offer you the best of both worlds. It has the classic lines and curves from older traditional styles that you will love. You get the look of leather without the maintenance or cost. When you are ready to call it a night, simply pull out the twin memory foam mattress and start dreaming. It is finished with nail head trim with an antique gold tone finish.





Optional Features and versatile designs.

You can often find sofa and loveseat sets often offered as sets now. You can even sometimes find them with coordinating tables and chairs. You will find they have options for recliners, in the same fashion as reclining chairs or full sized sofas. and may feature a flip-down arm rest in the center. Others convert into beds, making them a perfect choice for spare bedrooms that double as a home office, hobby room or other work space. In a studio apartment, a convertible loveseat saves valuable living space.

The size of Loveseats is perfect in so many ways. They are small enough to provide useful seating in a variety of settings. They can be a charming addition on a patio, as extra seating in a bedroom or in an entry hall. They are great for children’s bedrooms or playroom. Kids love them. The Reclining loveseat versions are perfect for home movie theater sessions too, providing a sense of intimacy, while still allowing you your personal space. As for larger, more open or spacious living areas, they have a lot to offer. You have many choices to divide and define the space how you like. You can set them up into more intimate settings, perfect for socializing with friends just like the ‘U’ or ‘L’ shape configurations covered before. Loveseats can be chosen to blend in well with existing décor and furniture, or you can choose to use them as interesting accents. They really are a most versatile piece of furniture and that is probably a big part of their current popularty.


Sofa and loveseat sets

The versatility these living room furniture sets have and the choices they offer you in how you can layout and transform your room, big or small, is amazing. In a classic ‘L’ shape, as you will see examples below, they make for a great place to socialise. In a larger room, you can add to the feeling of space by placing them a little further apart. In a smaller room, this configuration is still very popular with the pieces placed back close to the walls to add focus to the available free space in front.


GTU Furniture Contemporary Bonded Leather Sofa & Loveseat Set

loveseat sofa

These comfortable contemporary 2-piece living room furnture sets from GTU feature clean and sleek lines that will add immediate style into the surroundings. High-density foam  bonded leather cushioning has been used all over to create a most comfortable and relaxing seating experience. The pillowed back cushions are designed to retain their shape and give long-lasting support. Each piece includes a comfortable back with great support and wide seating as well as chrome accent support legs.


Sawyer Contemporary Couch and Loveseat Sets

couch and loveseatset from Sawyer

These beautiful 2 Piece couch and loveseat sets from Sawyer ooze elegance, that will let them blend in with most décor styles. Gently curved armrests and supple, cozy cushions help redefine comfort. Entertain and Relax in Style on the leather gel fabric upholstery that’s easy to maintain and very easy on the eyes. The design, the innovative, luxurious fabric, and the configuration options you’ll have make this collection very appealing.


AC Pacific Ryker Collection 2-Piece Dark Brown Reclining Leather Sofa and Love Seat

leather living room set

The AC Pacific Ryker Contemporary Collection 2-Piece Upholstered Leather Reclining Sofa and Loveseat Set is the Ultimate Entertaining Furniture Set. If You’re Looking to Furnish a Den, Media Room, or Living Room, this Set is for You. Each Piece in the Reclining Living Room Set has Ample Proportions that Make for Generous Seating. Equipped with Dual Recliners, Plush Cushioning Throughout, and Padded Arms, the Furniture Set Offers Ultra Comfortable Seating Choices. Each Piece also Features a Plastic Covered Foot Rest for Added Protection, Making it a Must Have Item. Upholstered in Genuine Leather, the Modern Living Room Set Features Stylish and Functional Pieces. The Perfect Place to Watch a Movie, TV Show, or Play your Favorite Video Game, the Upholstered Living Room Set is what You have been looking for


1PerfectChoice 2 pc Brown Top Grain Leather Couch & Loveseat Recliner Set

living room furniture sets

Relax fully in this transitional elegant plush couch and Loveseat recliner set from 1perfectchoice. It features brown top grain leather match and generously cushioning for a very comfortable seating experience. Equally perfect for socialising with friends or leaning back in style and watching the latest blockbuster for movie night!


Cheap living room sets under $500

These cheap living room sets go a long way in proving the point that you can certainly get a stylish and elegantly designed living room set, with all the benefits mentioned previously, for an affordable price. If you have a reasonably spacious room to fill or require a good number of seats for entertaining, buying this kind of cheap furniture online is a great way of going about it.

There are many beautiful choices available now with this cheap living room furniture solution. Many sofa makers are aware they have become more of a popular choice and are more in demand than the traditional sofa and chair offerings of the past. While these cheap living room sets under $500 may be small on price for the value you get, they are big on the style and elegance the will add into your living space.


Poundex Bobkona Aria Black Faux Leather 2 Piece Sofa and Loveseat Set

Poundex living room furnture sets

Believe in the possibilities of boldness with this 2-piece sofa set that includes a loveseat and a 2-seat sofa. Plush cushion, accent tufting and light stitching define this amazing seating space great for the modernly designed home. Available in faux leather black, beige and espresso and grey in linen-like poly fabric.


Poundex F6901 Windsor Linen-Like Poly Fabric Living Room Furniture Sets

cheap living room sets under $500

Come home to the simple, clean lines of this 2-piece sofa. Each piece has been upholstered in a linen-like cushioned fabric that features asymmetric tufting as well as a light accent stitching. You can adorn your seating with accent pillows to bring some added flair. These living room furnture sets can be bought in blue grey, sand, black and light coffee color options that are perfect neutral colors to match any decor.




When it is time for you to purchase you new furniture, remember it is important to consider the quality of both the materials and also in the construction of the piece. I would suggest buying a sofa from the best sofa brands as you are sure to have less, if any, problems in these areas. Their prices these days are more or less the same compared to a lot of lower quality brands, so again, I wouldn’t recommend JUST shopping on price. A good thing to remember is a quality loveseat is likely to have a place in your home for years to come.






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