Have you seen the current crop of gorgeous contemporary leather sofas for small spaces? They’re such a far cry from the chunky, dark brown cubes of stiff, shiny leather of the not so distant past. (Which, let’s be honest, didn’t do spaces large or small many favours).
Yet how times change. Now you can find elegant and refined contemporary leather sofas that are perfect for small spaces. No longer stiff and shiny, you’ll find small sofas in gorgeously soft leathers – think natural, aniline dyed leathers and supple, stonewashed finishes.
Not only that, you’re spoiled for colour choices too: sophisticated greys; rich, inky blues; warm tan, cognac and chestnut; neutral tones of cream, chalk and putty; and, of course, classic black.
You know the drill by now for finding furniture for small spaces. Clean, unfussy lines. Petite proportions. Legs that lift the piece up off the floor. And, specifically for sofas for small rooms, depth is critical, just as much as length. So my criteria for this selection was to find compact leather sofas for small spaces measuring no more than 95 cm deep and up to 190cm in length.
I think there are some absolute beauties here – I wish we needed a new sofa! But enough of the talking, here it is. My round up of the best contemporary leather sofas for small spaces to suit all budgets and interior styles. See what you think:
10 best contemporary leather sofas for small spaces
First of all, slender profiles and soft curves are the hallmark of the ultra-sophisticated Design Project No. 142 Sofa from John Lewis. The angled arms have a click-clack mechanism so you can angle them to suit and the foam and fibre cushions give a firm but soft sit. It comes in a choice of 12 colours from dark to light, free swatches on request. H86 x W198 x D95 cm.
Also from John Lewis is the Halo Groucho Small Aniline Leather Sofa. I have loved this sofa ever since I sat on it in-store. (Plus friends of friends have the armchair version – it’s sooo comfy). Supremely versatile for many places around the home, it gets some great reviews. H68 x W152 x D84cm.
Oh my, the Minnie 2.5 Seater Sofa from Sofa.com has got me in quite a tizz. I love the subtle, curvy mid-century styling, and don’t get me started on the gorgeous pale Latte Bellwether Leather upholstery. W181 x D83 x H89 cm.
You get a lot of style details for your money with the Dallas Leather 2-Seater Sofa from MADE. Soft, top-grain leather, piped seams, a streamlined silhouette and plump foam and feather cushions. This gorgeous small leather sofa for small spaces is comfort and style in one beautiful package. H83 x W146 x D90 cm.
Another style/softness combo here. The sumptuously buttoned Renato Loveseat is upholstered in soft Cashmere Grey Leather and measures W166 x D88 x H76 cm.
With its clean, retro styling, the Wilson Leather Sofa from Next comes in a range of leather colours and finishes. Free swatches available. W188 x H88 x D94cm.
Probably (possibly!) my favourite of these compact leather sofas for small spaces. I’m coveting Habitat’s Spencer 2-Seater Sofa in this combination of dark grey leather with slender, solid oak legs. A choice of colours and three different leather finishes are available, plus free swatches. W180 x H81 x D83cm.
The Heal’s Matera 2-Seater Leather Sofa has sleek lines, a light and airy metal frame and expertly crafted Italian leather upholstery. The buttery soft premium full aniline leather is available in 4 colours – treacle, steel, parchment and elephant. W160 x D87 x H82 cm.
Another sleek beauty – the Design Project No 002 Medium 2-Seater Leather Sofa, shown here in Winchester Grey. The clean, slim frame and slender legs offset the generously paded cushions. It comes in 12 leather colours including some gorgeous, rich chestnut/tan shades, and free swatches are available. H80 x W176 x D91cm.
Finally, the chic and compact Lindon Large 2-Seater Sofa in Italian tan aniline leather. I love this simple and timeless design with its high, padded arms. H82 x W180 x D86 cm.
So, that’s my round up of the best contemporary, compact leather sofas for small spaces. I hope you found one that inspires you – happy small space sofa hunting.
Words: colourful beautiful things/Helen Hunter
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