A minimalist sofa does not only add comfort to your living space – it can also help to create a modern and contemporary setting. The best minimalist sofa for your living room is one that complements the interior design, yet stands out enough to exude a warm and cozy atmosphere, while giving you the optimal comfort for seating.
There are many different types of minimalist sofas that you can consider for your living room that comes in different types, styles, fabrics, frames and colors. In this review, we’ll be taking a look at the best minimalist sofas for your living room.
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Modway Velvet Sofa
The Modway Velvet Sofa is the best minimalist sofa in our list. With this elegant piece of furniture, you can be sure that any modern space will become even more visually stunning. Thanks to its slight but noticeable curves and extremely minimalist design, this gray sofa will fit right into any living room or office space. It’s even available in two other colors.
Boasting some high-quality velvet upholstery, this contemporary sofa looks not only minimal but also quite fancy at the same time. It is comfortable to sit in thanks to the dense foam padding at the back. To complement the smooth finish of the velvet, the stainless steel legs of the sofa are painted a stunning gold. This adds to the chic factor of this minimalist sofa and keeps it from becoming too dull and boring.
With a sturdy frame and stain-resistant velvet, the Modway Velvet Sofa is fit to be used in multiple types of spaces, from fancy waiting areas in offices to heavily used living rooms in houses. Pair this up with a minimalist glass coffee table and some gold accent pieces in the room and you’ll end up with a highly minimal, yet very sophisticated interior space.
- Unique shape with minimalist design
- Comes in three different colors
- Elegant golden sofa legs
Divano Roma Sofa
Sporting another beautiful minimalist design, the Divano Roma Sofa comes with an interesting mix of modern and rustic elements. While its gray upholstery makes it blend into any modern interior space, the slight but necessary wooden accents in the form of its base give it a touch of rustic charm.
This minimalist sofa comes with a linen fabric that is very soft and comfortable to the touch. The large tufted back support has buttons on it that give the design a nice modern look and feel. This back also helps the sofa not become too monotonous by adding some visual texture. The base, as mentioned before, is made of wood and has a natural finish which adds to the tactility of the whole design. The sofa comes with four cushions that make it very usable for lying down as well.
Because of its understated design and the wooden accents, the Divano Roma can be placed pretty much in any contemporary or rustic architectural space. It will fit right in, especially if there are some matching accents in the room like wooden wall paneling or a parquet floor.
- Works well with contemporary interior design
- Available in grey and violet colors
- Bright and robust wooden legs
Novogratz Brittany Sofa
If you’re looking for a minimalist futon-style sofa, then the Novogratz Brittany Sofa is a very good choice. With its bright mustard fabric and very flexible design, it’s an excellent option for your modern living room or bedroom.
The sofa comes with a very modern look and feel. Being a futon-style sofa, it can be used in various ways whether you want to sit in it or lie down halfway while binge-watching your favorite Netflix show. And when you’re done with that, you can make it completely flat and sleep on it too. The fabric is easy to clean and very comfortable so it’s a great option for these purposes.
The solid wooden frame and the ribbed cushioning at the back gives the sofa some more character if the mustard color wasn’t enough. If you have a bright, white room with some wooden elements, this minimalist sofa will fit right in. And if you’re a little more adventurous, you can paint the wall behind the sofa a nice deep teal or blue to make it pop and become a centerpiece of your room. If you appreciate color, then the Novogratz Brittany Sofa is one of the best minimalist sofas you can invest in.
- Beautiful contrast between the linen and wooden frame
- Made of comfortable and high-quality linen
- Very unique color options
Mellow Mid-Century Sofa
The Mellow Mid-Century Sofa is mellow indeed, but that’s not a bad thing. It boasts a simple design that looks very clean but has enough charm to not be labeled ‘plain’. While it may look simple on the outside, this minimalist sofa will add a sense of calmness and warmth to any living space.
The gray linen fabric coupled with natural eucalyptus wood legs gives this sofa a very timeless look. The back has a buttoned design that gives it some additional character. This sofa is designed to be placed in smaller rooms as it doesn’t take up much space and looks neutral enough to blend into any modern interior. The arms of the sofa also have side pockets which can be used to store your favorite books or magazines – or Kindles.
Since the sofa doesn’t come with any cushions and pillows, consider adding something bright like mustard or deep like teal to really give this Mellow Mid-Century Sofa a really minimalist, yet modern look. The legs are of a dark wooden finish, so placing it on a light gray rug would make the legs more noticeable because natural wood in furniture deserves everyone’s attention and appreciation. Although this minimalist sofa only comes in one color variant, it has the ability to fit into any type of living room.
- Comes with side pockets for magazines and remotes
- Soft seating cushion that is extremely comfortable
- Works great with warm-colored area rugs
Mopio Chloe Sofa
It seems like a lot of minimalist sofas come in gray tones, don’t they? It’s because the color makes them easy to place in any kind of space, whether you need the sofa to stand out in a dark space or blend in with a lighter one. The Mopio Chloe Sofa follows this trend.
With a simple design employed for the seats and armrests, it’s the back of the sofa that stands out with its angular tufted design. It adds just a hint of dynamism to an otherwise ultra-minimalist sofa. The light brown wooden legs add some warmth and life to the design – just enough to keep the sofa from becoming a simple mass of gray. These legs also have levelers to help the sofa stay perfectly balanced even on an imperfect floor.
The Mopio Chloe Sofa is fully adjustable and can be converted into a small bed if you need it to. The back can be folded or opened up as you prefer, making it a great choice to be placed in a contemporary lounge. Placed in a light-colored room, it will enhance the clean look of a modern space. Pair it up with some colored pillows or paint the back wall a deep color to make it a focal point of your space.
- Uniquely striped patterns on the backrest cushions
- Tall sofa legs for easy cleaning access
- Can be converted into a small bed
DHP Paxson Sofa
The DHP Paxson Sofa is yet another sofa that can be converted into a sleeper or a lounger. Coming in a light gray color with wooden legs, this sofa oozes minimalism and simplicity.
The first thing you’ll note about this modern sofa is its back. It’s a little taller than others which, combined with the rather sharp edges, gives it a very industrial look which is so noticeable in a lot of contemporary design. It also has angular lines on it that go in opposite directions on both halves of the back, creating a diamond pattern. These lines also continue onto the seats, giving the whole minimalist sofa a very cohesive look. One would think that so many lines would make the sofa look busy or cluttered, but they’re light enough to not ruin the overall minimalist vibe.
The dark brown wooden legs lead to a nice contrast between the top and bottom of the design, without being overpowering. The DHP Paxson Sofa has been designed keeping in mind smaller spaces so it can fit in modestly sized rooms too. This minimalist sofa would look great placed on a light grey rug or even on a light brown parquet floor.
- Minimalist sofa with deep seat cushions
- Can be converted into a sleeper
- Available in four elegant colors
DHP Nia Sofa
If you’re a fan of the look that a nice brown leather sofa can add to an interior space (who’s not, really?), the DHP Nia Sofa is for you. Unlike many leather sofas, this one isn’t going to look ‘heavy’ or antiquated in your modern, minimalist home.
The design of the sofa is very simple, with a tufted, buttoned back that adds a little extra character to it. The legs and the frame are made of wood. Being slightly tapered, the legs add a little more interest to the design. And if you’re worried that you might ruin the leather, then you should know that it is just a faux leather material that looks very convincing and won’t require you to ‘baby’ the sofa either – the best of both worlds!
This minimalist sofa can also be turned into a sleeper or a lounger, thanks to its adjustable back design. This makes it perfect for use in practically any kind of space. Placing this sofa in a room with a light-colored floor would instantly make it a minimalist accent piece. Even if you have a darker space, the light camel color of the DHP Nia sofa will make it stand out very nicely.
- Modern sofa with a tufted back
- Goes well with light colored rooms
- Easily functions as a lounger
Vongarsig Modern Sofa
The Vongarsig Modern Sofa is really as simple as they get, and that’s its biggest advantage. Coming in a really cool dark gray finish, this is the kind of sofa you can place anywhere and it’ll fit right in.
The sofa features a tufted back and seats. It’s upholstered in cotton as opposed to linen to provide more comfort. The cushions are thicker than in many other sofas, making it an excellent choice for a living room where comfort is very important. They also strike the right balance between firmness and softness so that they don’t get deformed after a few months of use. The almost-black legs go really well with the dark gray fabric, giving this one an extremely clean and muted look if you’re into darker colors.
You will be able to assemble this minimalist sofa yourself without needing any tools in a few minutes. The covers can be removed and washed easily too, making it a very practical piece of furniture and not just something that looks minimal and contemporary. If you have a light-colored space and are looking for a super clean, yet stylish sofa for it, the Vongarsig Modern Sofa is definitely a great choice. It will also look great in darker spaces if you add some cool, moody ambient light.
- Compact size with a contemporary design
- Available in three warm colors options
- Backrest has a light tufted style
Sleerway Convertible Sofa
Chic is the word to describe the Sleerway Convertible Sofa. With a light gray fabric that looks almost silvery in the right lighting, tall back and sides, and black steel legs, this sofa is by far one of the fancier ones on this list without being overboard by any stretch of the imagination.
The tall back and sides of this sofa make the top portion look a little larger than other sofas which creates a very unique proportion. This also helps the legs pretty much fade away and not be distracting. The ribbed design of the back complements the overall taller – and cozier – feel of this minimalist sofa. It’s the kind of sofa on which you can curl up in a blanket with a cup of coffee and a good book on a cold winter day.
The Sleerway Convertible Sofa is also, well, convertible – if you didn’t already figure that one out. The back can be adjusted at three levels to help you sit or lie down. The armrests are also removable which is something you usually don’t see. The 8 legs at the bottom make it stronger than conventional sofas so it’s great for sleeping on too. If you have a slightly large room that’s also bright, this minimalist sofa will look great in it.
- High armrests exude a warm and cozy vibe
- High sofa legs for easy cleaning access
- Plenty of color options to choose from
DHP Dillan Convertible Sofa
If ‘minimalist’ to you means having as little in the design as possible, the DHP Dillan Convertible Sofa is for you. It is a long and slim design that will look unobtrusive no matter what space you place it in.
This minimalist sofa comes in a nice tan color to add some warmth to modern and contemporary spaces. The design itself is very minimalist and clean, consisting of horizontal ribs both on the back and the seat. The dark brown legs pair up nicely with the tan fabric, adding a little bit of visual contrast and interest to the overall design. The sofa doesn’t have any armrests either – that’s how minimal it really is.
Being a convertible sofa, it can be turned into a bed very easily. The back can be adjusted in different positions to suit your mood. If you have a smaller space where you don’t want to add too much visual clutter, this sofa would be perfect for it. That’s not to say that you can’t place it in larger spaces though – it would look just as great in a large room with extremely minimalist furniture and some warm, wooden accent pieces.
- Simple and functional design
- Can be converted into a bed
- Available in two colors