The One Piece of Furniture Every Small Space Needs, According to Designer Orlando Soria
It’s space-saving and statement-making.
When you’re decorating a small space—whether you live in a 300-square-foot apartment or are just dealing with a small entryway—choosing the right furniture is crucial for an efficient design. When we asked Orlando Soria, interior designer and author of Get It Together! An Interior Designer’s Guide to Creating Your Best Life, for his top furniture pick for a small space, he voted for a statement settee. A cross between a long bench and a loveseat sofa, the settee is a must-have decor piece when you're looking to maximize square footage. “A sculptural sofa looks great from all sides, so you can tuck it against a wall or leave it floating in the center of the space,” Soria explains. Opt for a vibrant shade or lush fabric for maximum impact. Here, five of Soria’s favorites.
Blush velvet acts as a neutral, so you can pile on colorful textiles. Or play up the pink by accenting it with shades of white.
To buy: Losange Settee, $1,998; anthropologie.com.
Clean lines and comfortable bolster pillows make this cozy perch a great fit for a small living room or study.
To buy: Royce Love Seat, from $1,499; zgallerie.com.
Add a comfortable seat in an entryway or small nook with this unobtrusive upholstered bench.
To buy: Madison Park Armelle Tufted Settee, $500; kohls.com.
Customize this angular love seat with your choice of 65 fabrics and three wood stains.
To buy: Hughes Loveseat, $1,649; joybird.com.
The metal frame offers an unexpected element to this curvaceous and cool sofa.
To buy: Vero Settee, $699; westelm.com.