Any search for a loveseat nowadays is likely to be less than fruitful – rather than the traditional S-shaped set-up, where couples faced one another, you are likely to find a compact sofa. Not that we’re complaining – we love a two-seater! In this spirit, we’ve picked out our five favourite cosy compact sofas – whether you call them a ‘cuddler’ or a ‘snuggle chair’ (we’re looking at you, Very.co.uk!) you’ll find they all serve the same purpose of positioning you next to your beloved!
Doodler Snuggler in Clever Velvet Belize – £1,199 by Loaf at John Lewis
We forgot to mention the ‘snuggler’ – another word for a cosy seating arrangement! John Lewis’s doodler sofa has plump cushions filled with feathers, rounded arms and relaxed pleats. It’s available in a wide range of shades, but we’ve opted for the Clever Velvet Belize. We appreciate velvet as much as the next person, but we’re not sure it’ll solve your Sudoku puzzles for you. With weathered oak feet, a solid timber frame and a ten-year guarantee, who cares?
Scarpa Fabric Cuddle Chair – £449 (was £549), Very.co.uk
Very’s opulent loveseat (sorry! ‘Cuddle chair’!) has been covered in a crushed velvet-style fabric with a mottled surface that looks amazing when the light hits it. It has removable, fibre-topped seats with foam filled cushions. The sofa’s back cushions are reversible – so it’s every bit as practical as it is stylish – and the sofa itself has scrolled arms and solid timber bun feet finished in glossy black. Two contrasting scatter cushions complete the look.
Chester Red Textured Compact Sofa with Oak Stained Feet – £895, Habitat
Habitat’s Chester compact sofa is also available in an extensive range of colours and fabrics – everything from wool to leather and tweed, in every shade from yellow to charcoal. Designed by Matthre Hilron for Habitat, the fully-upholstered sofa has a durable and removable cover as well as a streamlined profile, and fibre seat cushion. The legs are available in an oak stained finish, as well as in the dark stained version pictured here.
Zurich 2 Seater Loveseat Sofa – £629.99 (was £971.99), Langley Street
We love the striking retro styling of this Zurich loveseat sofa from Langley Street. It has a shell-like back and a slim profile, with rounded shoulders as well as a lined backrest. The epitome of modern retro style, it has eco-friendly rubberwood legs that elegantly angle outwards from the base of the sofa. It’s been reduced substantially from its original price tag, with over £300 off, so there’s never been a better time to buy this beauty!
Finally, we present yet another quality sofa from the skilled team at Made. com. The Ariana sofa has deep and plump seat cushions that are filled with a soft padding – perfect to relax into. The design itself oozes class, with turned wooden legs and a dimpled, upholstered back. It’s also available in Chic Grey, Graphite Grey and Sapphire Velvet (as well as in a three-seater version or in a matching armchair).