Tan leather sofa for small spaces in contemporary room settingHave 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

Belgrave black leather sofa for small living roomsSleek, tailored lines are the hallmark of the ultra-sophisticated Belgrave Leather Sofa  from John Lewis.  The slim metal legs create an airy feel, and the foam and feather seat give a firm but soft sit.  It comes in a choice of 16 colours and finishes from dark to light, free swatches on request.  H88 x W191 x D85 cm.

Halo Groucho Small Aniline Leather Sofa for small spacesAlso 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.

Sofa.com Minnie Leather mid-century style sofa 2.5 seaterOh 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.

MADE Dallas compact leather sofa for small spaces in blue leatherYou 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.

Brad 2-seater brown leather vintage style sofa for small spacesThis handsome fella could be straight out of Mad Men – meet Brad. This mid-century modern inspired 2-seater sofa combines solid ash wood with deeply tufted, vintage brown leather upholstery. Gorgeous. W117 x D67 x H78 cm.

The Fallyn Large 2-Seater Leather sofa elegantly combines plump cushions, simple lines and slim legs – so stylish! Shown above in Loden, it also comes in black and brown. W189 x H82 x D94cm.

Arlo small leather sofa for small roomsThe Arlo Medium 2-Seater Leather Sofa is super-stylish, perfect for small spaces, and comes in a range of colours.  W175 x H83 x D88cm.

There’s a smaller version too that’s only 154cm wide – the Arlo Small 2-Seater Leather Sofa – if you’re really tight on space.

Heal's Matera contemporary leather sofa for small spaces in tan 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.

John Lewis Hendricks Oak Framed Leather Sofa for small spacesThe exposed oak frame of the mid-century inspired Hendricks Leather Sofa, above, is a thing of beauty, don’t you think?  It’s a very stylish, compact leather sofa and the clean, slim frame provides a stunning contrast to the generously paded cushions. There are 17 leather colours/finishes to choose from including blue and green and some gorgeous, rich chestnut/tan shades.  Free swatches are available. H76.5 x W164 x D82cm.

MADE Lindon 2-Seater Leather Sofas for small spacesFinally, 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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