Loveseats are a great way to offer comfortable seating in a living area or entertainment center for guests or the residents of a home. In many cases they also offer an excellent way to conserve space as they are not quite as wide as a typical sectional or sofa but can still comfortably fit multiple people. Some even fold out into a bed for hosting overnight guests and are ideal for dorms or studio apartments. Below we’ve compiled a list of ten of the best loveseats that offer comfort, style, and functionality.
Best Loveseats of 2018
|Product||Upholstery Material||Upholstery Colors||Size||Weight Capacity|
|Modway Empress Mid-Century Modern Loveseat (Editor's Choice)||Polyester||35.5"L, 72.5"W, 35.5"H||440 lbs|
|DHP Premium Sofa Bed||Faux leather||58.0"L, 31.0"W, 35.5"H||400 lbs|
|Modway Prospect Contemporary Loveseat||Polyester, Vinyl, Velvet||28.5"L, 49.0"W, 29.5"H||285 lbs|
|Harper and Bright Designs Reclining Loveseat||Faux suede||39.3"L, 66.1"W, 41.6"H||-|
|Homeelegance Bonded Leather Loveseat||Faux leather||63.0"L, 36.0"W, 36.5"H||800 lbs|
|Homeelegance Double Glider Recliner||Leather||83.0"L, 38.5"W, 40.0"H||-|
|Ashley Furniture Darcy Loveseat||Polyester||39.0"L, 67.0"W, 40.0"H||250 lbs|
|Zuri Furniture Aspen Leather Loveseat||Leather||42.0"L, 65.0"W, 32.0"H||-|
|Baxton Studio Sorrento Retro Loveseat||Leather||29.7"L, 49.4"W, 33.3"H||400 lbs|
|Divano Roma Furniture Classic Chesterfield Loveseat||Fabric||64.0"L, 33.0"W, 31"H||-|
1. Modway Empress Mid-Century Modern Loveseat – Best All-Round Loveseat
The first loveseat in our roundup is the Modway Empress which features an elegant mid-century design. The loveseat is available in 14 different colors ranging from more bold colors like pink and yellow to more subdued classic colors like beige and black. It can also be ordered upholstered in either fabric or leather and features short conical feet made of wood with scuff resistant caps. The buttoned cushions of the Empress are soft and very comfortable to sit on with firm armrests on either side.
The Empress loveseat is 72.5-inches wide making it an exceptionally roomy loveseat, however, this also means proper accommodations must be made to ensure there is room for it before it arrives. Modway also offers matching button cushion benches if you wish to have a matching set, and the Empress loveseat can also be configured with only one armrest on either the left or the right side to accommodate almost any room layout or sectional. The cushions can be removed for cleaning making vacuuming a breeze.
2. DHP Premium Sofa Bed – Best Sleeper Loveseat
The DHP loveseat is a great way to combine form with function. This loveseat can be ordered with either a black faux leather or a grey linen style fabric to match the style of the room and home it is in. The loveseat can quickly and easily convert from a comfortable spot for two into a fold out bed when needed and seats a twin mattress under the seat cushions. A twin coil mattress is included and the wooden from can support up to 400 pounds.
The sofa as a whole measures 58-inches in width, but with the thickly padded armrests, this amounts to only 45-inches of actual seating space. The pullout mattress makes this great for small spaces though, such as a dorm or studio apartment. This particular sofa is also great for getting work done on as the armrests are covered in a trackpad like faux leather or fabric depending on the style you get, allowing for accurate tracking of computer mice while using the loveseat. This feature is also useful for couch gamers who wish to utilize a keyboard and mouse while playing games but also want to be comfortable.
3. Modway Prospect Contemporary Loveseat – Best Loveseat for Small Spaces
Modway continues their trend of using buttoned cushions and simple designs with the Prospect loveseat. This finely crafted loveseat comes in a wide variety of colors to suit just about any decor or taste and is upholstered in a variety of materials including velvet, linen, or leather. The Prospect takes it’s overall design from the Chesterfield style of sofa and is constructed out of a single gently curving frame that forms a semi-circular shape to cradle those sitting in it. As with their other offerings, Modway has places skid-resistant caps on the wooden feet of this loveseat to protect hardwood floors from scuffs. The feet are rectangular and made of a sturdy dark wood.
While this sofa is an ample 49-inches in width the maximum supported weight is only 285 pounds. This is somewhat limiting when the seat is intended to be designed for two. The cushions on the Prospect are comfortable and soft as is the diamond tuft padding in the back, and the cushions are held in place with velcro strips for easy removal and cleaning. This loveseat is in many ways the opposite of the previous one we looked at, prioritizing form over function.
4. Harper and Bright Designs Reclining Loveseat – Best Reclining Loveseat
This Harper and Bright Designs loveseat is the first on our list that boasts a more traditional styling with gold nailhead trim adorning the edges of the armrest in the front. The thick cushioning offers ample support and with the soft velvet upholstering is very comfortable to sit in. The loveseat in its entirety is just a hair over 66-inches wide but the thick cushioning in the armrests brings the usable space for sitting down to about 45-inches.
On the outer side of each armrest there is a tab which when pulled converts each seat individually into a recliner but swinging the leg rest out and leaning the back and head cushioning back just slightly. The padding in these seats is sown into the design meaning there are no cushions so all cleaning and vacuuming must be done with the padding in place. The frame is constructed of sturdy metal giving this loveseat almost unlimited weight capacity and incredible durability, but the sofa itself weighs about 180 pounds, making it a little difficult to maneuver around the house.
5. Homeelegance Bonded Leather Loveseat – Best Loveseat for a Contemporary Look
Next in our roundup is the Homeelegance loveseat which is made out of a blend of bonded leather for the seating area and a vinyl faux leather for the rest of the body. This loveseat comes in three colors, a dark brown leather, black, or taupe. These neutral colors will match most styles of room or home and the contemporary leather design won’t draw too much attention. If you have something else that you intend to be the centerpiece of the room then the inconspicuous styling of this loveseat would be great to keep guests attention on more important details of the room. This loveseat requires minimal assembly and includes short rectangular legs that are the only pieces that need to be attached when the sofa arrives.
The Homeelegance loveseat measures 63-inches in width offering ample room for two to comfortably sit even when the seat has decorative pillows or other additional accessories placed on it. A matching sofa and chair are available for those looking to purchase a full set as well so the entire living room can match in the same simple understated contemporary look.
6. Homeelegance Double Glider Recliner – Best Loveseat for Movie Rooms and Entertainment Centers
In addition to more contemporary stylings, Homeelegance also has loveseats for those who prefer a somewhat more traditional look with the embellishment of nailhead trim around the front of the armrests. The bonded leather that this loveseat is upholstered with consists of 74% polyester, 18% leather, and 8% cotton, which offers the refined look of a leather loveseat while still retaining a cool comfortable and soft feel that won’t grip or stick to the skin if you sit in it for too long.
This comfortable blend combines with the center console and reclining design of this loveseat to make it ideal for placing in a theater room or entertainment area. The seats can recline individually by pulling on a tab on the outside of the armrest and in between the seats is a center console with cupholders and a cover which can lift to reveal a small storage area for remotes, snacks, books, or any other needs. This loveseat is available in a more modern looking black or a very traditional brown leather and comes in at a sizeable 83-inches in width.
7. Ashley Furniture Darcy Loveseat – Best Loveseat with a Contemporary Design
The Ashley Furniture Darcy loveseat features a contemporary design that still takes much of its overall shape from that of older sofas. The three cushions in the back and cushioned armrests are vaguely reminiscent of the couches you might see in the 90’s but the simple texture and style lends itself to much more modern homes. The loveseat is available in a variety of neutral colors including black, dark brown, and several tans, as well as more daring styles such as a sky blue and a vibrant red. The upholstery itself is a soft polyester and the thick back and seat cushions offer a very comfortable place for guests and residents to relax.
The Darcy loveseat has short wide legs made of a faux wood, which look fantastic but can leave scuff marks on hardwood or even tile floors. While third-party caps are available and are one potential solution if you plan to put this sofa on a surface that might be damaged by the feet, this seat can also be used without the feet and will still be very functional and look just as good as with them.
8. Zuri Furniture Aspen Leather Loveseat – Best Loveseat with a Distinctive Look
Some people love to stand out from the crowd, and the thought of having generic looking furniture that has the same design as just about everyone else’s is unthinkable. If this sounds like you then the Aspen loveseat is a great choice. Its distinct look is something that needs to be seen to be understood but the curved geometry along with the chrome feet give it a modern feel while still looking almost reminiscent of a fresh take on 70s style. The short legs put this seat very close to the ground which some may find more comfortable than others, and the low armrests likewise are a taste some people prefer while others want more standard armrests.
The seat lies only 15-inches above the ground but is 65-inches wide offering plenty of room to seat two. Four colors are available, all of which are very neutral and include black, white, grey, and a light brown. The cushions are not removable making cleaning in the corners a little difficult, however, the leather itself is durable and easy to wipe off.
9. Baxton Studio Sorrento Retro Loveseat – Best Retro Loveseat
Next on the list is another loveseat for those who feel that ordinary is simply not good enough. This loveseat boasts a retro design with the wooden frame exposed to show it’s fine dark walnut finish. The wooden armrests offer comfortable support to that sitting in it while the button-tufting backrest is firm but offers good back support. The seat is available in either a black or dark brown leather or a grey fabric upholstery.
The Baxton Studio Sorrento has removable cushions that are easy to clean and the open frame design allows for every surface to be quickly accessed for cleaning or occasional maintenance such as tightening screws. The lack of padding or cushions for the armrests and legs might be troublesome to some, but the distinct look makes it ideal for log homes or those looking to give a room a warm rustic decor.
10. Divano Roma Furniture Classic Chesterfield Loveseat – Best Classic Loveseat
To finish off our list is the elegant and traditionally styled Divano Roma Classic loveseat. This loveseat has a chesterfield style design with the smooth curves of the frame and armrests offering an enticing and comfortable spot to take a load off after a long day of work or play. The bottom cushions are removable while the back features a button padding that matches the armrests and base. This classic loveseat also features very tasteful wooden feet that have a round design very reminiscent of more classic and traditional furniture.
While the refined elegance of this loveseat is not understated, the proportions can be a little limiting. The seat comes in at a wide 64-inches while the armrests reduce the actual sitting area to an almost paltry 42-inches. This seat also has a very low back for some coming in at only 13-inches in height.
There are a number of things to look for when choosing the right loveseat for the room or home you’re in. Factors such as size and in some cases weight need to be considered as well as the material and style that the loveseat features. Depending on what else is in the room and whether or not you want the seat to be a focal point in the room or not will influence all of these factors.
The size of a loveseat is the first thing most people will want to consider when looking at which loveseats to buy. both how much space you want to have while sitting in it and how much space is available for the loveseat to occupy will affect this decision. Most loveseats around between 45 to 65 inches wide, however, some are wider or narrower than this. If there is enough space for a wider seat it is also important to consider how thick the cushions on the armrests are, as this can at times take up a considerable amount of the actual sitting area of the loveseat. When applicable this is mentioned in the reviews for each seat as some seats as wide as 65-inches are limited to only 45-inches of actual sitting space because of the layout of the armrests.
The material that loveseats are made of can range from elegant leather to a soft velvet fabric, and which one is right for you will depend on the style you’re going for as well as what you find most comfortable. Additionally, some materials are easier to clean than others so this should also be a consideration for some people if you have pets or children.
Style and Decor
There are three main styles of loveseat. Traditional designs feature more pronounced features such as nailhead trim which are the small metallic rivets that are sometimes on the front of the armrests to keep the cushioning in place. More modern or contemporary styles will feature very bare and minimalist designs with soft curves being the focus of the design. Rustic designs, on the other hand, often feature visible wood that has a dark finish and very simple cushions. Which of these styles you go with will depend on both personal taste and what else is in the room where the loveseat is going. A well-chosen loveseat can certainly pull a room together in an amazing way, while an out of place loveseat will stick out in an otherwise well-decorated room.
Some loveseats boast a number of extra features which might be important to look out for depending on how you plan to use the seat. For example, a couple of the seats on this list can recline, which is great for putting in an entertainment center or movie room setting, and one even features a center console with storage space and cupholders. Some also feature fold-away beds or armrests that can double as trackpads for getting work done on the computer while sitting comfortably on the loveseat.
Whether you have ample space for the largest loveseats out there or want to save space by getting a compact loveseat that folds out into a bed there is an appropriate loveseat on this list for you. Likewise, no matter what your style or decor you will be hard pressed to not find a loveseat in this roundup that will look amazing in any room of the house. Loveseats are a great addition to almost any space to add a compact element of function and design that can look great and offer comfortable seating for guests or loved ones.