The Best Leather Couches for Small Spaces


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Leather couches are a popular choice for living rooms, but they can be tricky for small spaces. The wrong couch can easily make a room feel cramped and cluttered.

 However, with the right style and size, a leather couch can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to even the smallest of rooms.

Here are some of the best leather couches for small spaces.

1. The Apartment Sofa

The apartment sofa, also known as the apartment-size sofa, is designed specifically for small spaces. It's typically around 72 inches to 80 inches in length, making it the perfect size for a small living room or apartment.


The sleek and minimalist design of the apartment sofa helps to save space and make the room feel larger. Note that apartment style sofas are shorter than a standard-sized sofa which typically range from 83 inches to 96 inches in length.

Aparment sofas also tend to have more of a sleek, mid-century-modern, minimalist look, while standard-sized sofas are larger and designed for larger living spaces, and come in a wide range of styles.

Most of the best leather furniture brands sell some type of apartment sofa, thus for consumers, there are many options available. 


Dimensions: 72''W x 38''D x 34''H | Upholstery: Full-grain pure-aniline leather  | Fill: High-density foam with polyester filling| Seat Depth: 38 inches

From Poly & Bark: "Refined with an inviting dash of rustic charm, the Napa apartment sofa featuring matching bolster pillows is designed to impress. Its genuine Italian tanned full-grain leather upholstery is minimally processed to display the hide’s unique character down to its natural bumps for an authentic look that patinas beautifully with age. "

2. The Loveseat

A loveseat is a type of sofa that is designed to seat two people comfortably, hence the term 'Love'!  A loveseat is a smaller version of a traditional sofa, and it's a great option for small spaces. 


A Burrow leather loveseat (Link)

Loveseats are typically less than 72 inches in length, making it perfect for a small living room or den. They can also be used as a complement to a larger sofa in a living room, or as a standalone piece of furniture in a smaller room.

Many buyers get the loveseat and the apartment sofa confused and the terms can often be used interchangeably by retailers.

The main difference between a loveseat and an apartment sofa relates to the length of the sofa. Whereas a traditional sofa is normally more than 83" in length, most loveseats are under 72", with the apartment sofa fitting in somewhere in the middle between the two. 


Dimensions: 70.9" x  32.7" x  33.5" | Upholstery: Top Grain Full Aniline Dyed Leather | Fill: Generous multi-density foam fiber mix | Seat Depth: 33.5 inches

From Kardiel: "Skandi is our luxe contemporary, most relaxed, statement sofa. The one of a kind grain fingerprint only American Walnut can provide; what a savvy way to personalize your space. And we can vouch for the comfort. It's something we’ve engineered into the generous full-length seat cushion and supporting spring tension system."

3. Sectional

Sectional sofas can be a good option for small spaces. They can be configured to fit the specific layout of the room and can maximize seating while taking up less overall square footage than a traditional sofa.

Burrow Leather Sectional Sofa (Link)

Additionally, some sectionals come with built-in storage or can be separated into smaller pieces that can be rearranged or moved around as needed. However, it is important to measure the space and consider the size and layout of the sectional to ensure that it will fit comfortably in the room and not overcrowd the space.


Dimensions: 62" W x 60.5" D x 33" H | Upholstery: Top Grain Italian Leather | Fill: CertiPUR-US certified cushions | Seat Depth: 33 inches

From Burrow: "A compact, two-seat sofa with a chaise configuration of our Field Collection. Designed to accommodate a wide spectrum of styles, Field is a versatile couch that, true to our promise of adaptable furniture, can grow to fit your space with additional modules in the future. Hallmarks of the collection include deeper seats, plush cushions, and top-grain Italian leathery."

See our review of Burrow's Leather Sofas

4. Sleeper Sofa

If you have guests staying over often, a sleeper sofa is a great option for a small apartment or an office. It doubles as a comfortable couch during the day and a bed at night. 


Arhaus Filmore Leather Sleeper Sofa (Link)

They come in a variety of sizes and styles, and most of them can be folded easily to save space. We aren't huge fans of sleeper sofas, but we do understand the versatility they provide. 

Our biggest pet peeve comes down to the comfort of the sleeper sofa as a seating area. Since the cushions are laying on top of the sleeper mechanism, there isn't much in terms of comfort and support. 


Dimensions: 75 x 35 x 36 inches | Upholstery: Leather | Mechaism: Flexolator | Fill: Dense Foam | Seat Depth: 36 inches

From Arhaus: "Handcrafted by artisans in North Carolina, our classic Filmore Sofa is perfect for family living spaces. Filmore’s simple silhouette with clean lines and squared arms is complemented by plush cushions and recessed feet, creating a versatile aesthetic with all-over comfort. A Queen Sleeper frame, made from durable steel, includes an air mattress to accommodate extra, overnight guests."

5. Recliner

A recliner is a great option for a small space because it's compact and doesn't take up a lot of room. Plus, they provide a comfortable place to relax and watch TV or read a book.


Stickley Mission Power Wall Recliner (link)

Of course, a recliner is only built to fit one person, and when you are shopping one it is important to find one that fits you and your family's particular body frames.

The most important factor in buying a quality leather recliner is the mechanism used for the recliner.

If that is not made of quality materials, the recliner is not likely to last long. Leggett & Platt makes one of the higher quality recliner mechanisms, so if you see that a recliner is using that, you can be assured the mechanism is of high quality. 

I recommend consulting our top sofa manufacturer rankings to find a brand that is highly ranked in combination with offering a recliner you love. 


Dimensions: W37.5 D42 H39.5 | Upholstery: Leather | Fill: Foam | Seat Depth: 42 inches

From Stickley: "A meticulously handcrafted wing-style recliner with maple bun feet, Grisham preserves the best of traditional style. Extra-plush welted seat and back cushions invite you to sink in; pair with the matching ottoman for ultimate relaxation. As on all Stickley upholstery, eight-way hand-knotted springs provide even support and comfort. Available as a manual or power recliner in your choice of fabric or leather."

About the author Tom

When I started shopping for a leather couch two years ago, I was confused and overwhelmed by the information available to me. I decided to launch Best Leather Couches in order to create the best resource for shoppers looking for a new leather couch. I hope you enjoy the site. Feel free to drop me a line anytime at

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