Solution #1: Swap out a Couch for a Loveseat
Feel like you don’t have room for a couch? Snag a loveseat or settee for your space instead. They come in a variety of sizes and styles, making it possible to get cozy seating in any space.
This settee by the blog Designlovefest has a soft yet funky vibe, and is available in teal or soft pink.
Grab this loveseat for a classic couch style that’s been squeezed down to size for smaller living spaces. Pair it with a slim rug to create a mini living room.
Solution #2: Merge Rooms with a Couch Bed
If you’re in a studio apartment, creating separate living and bedroom spaces can seem impossible. Embrace a multi-purpose space with these couches that unsuspectingly hide a comfy mattress inside.
West Elm Bliss Queen Sleeper Sofa; from $2,099
This compact, cushy couch doesn’t seem like it’s got a full mattress tucked inside it.
This Room & Board piece might be pricey, but you can customize the size from an armchair that fits a twin mattress all the way to a queen-plus sleeper hidden in a three-cushion couch. Customize other features too, like the leg style and linen color.
Skip the hidden mattress for a futon that can swap from seating to sleeping. This makes for a great piece to keep as a guest bed when you’ve upgraded your furniture.
Natural Coffee Table
This long coffee table makes for a great double-duty surface. The height makes it great for sitting on the couch or kicking back on the floor.
Go round to more intimately gather folks together. This piece makes for a great game table in addition to a dining surface.
These tufted, angular floor pillows are easy to stack and grab when the gang comes over for dinner and a movie.
Solution #4: Get a Table and Stools That (Literally) Fit Together
Love having meals at a dining table, but short on space? Try a high-top with stools that fit underneath. The set will occupy a minimal footprint while still giving you a separate seating area.
With the seats tucked in, this table set can act as an extra counter for grocery bags, food prep, or even a little buffet setup for parties.
Already got a bar-height counter or table you love, but looking for stools? These modern stools have a little design twist that make for a nice modern addition.
This pub table works at every angle, making it easy to arrange in any home.
Amber Thrane/Dulcet Creative
Solution #5: Streamline Storage with Bookshelf End Tables
Take advantage of multi-tiered storage for books, plants, and more, and keep the middle area clear to use as a bedside table or for your coffee while on the couch.
Go for the built-in look with this mixed-material bookshelf from Target’s Project 62 home line.
Embrace your inner square with this three-cube bookshelf. The midsize height makes it idea to take advantage of the top of the shelf, too.
This minimalist ladder with slim sides makes it easy to reach for the books it holds.