These small sofas were originally designed for 17th Century women to sit upon with their large dresses. But today, you may also see loveseats referred to as snugglers, cuddlers or cuddle chairs/sofas. Loveseats can typically (and snuggly) fit two people, but it does differ from two-seater sofas – both are designed for two people but proportioned slightly differently.
Adding warmth and style to any room, a loveseat can be a fabulous focal point, so go for a bright pop of colour, bold patterned fabric or an unusual shape.
According to design-led furniture brand Swoon, the loveseat is the go-to sofa for couples. In February, sales were up 4,379% year-on-year. 'We have found the loveseat’s popularity really lies in its dual appeal – not only does the compact design snugly seat two, but it also makes the most of those smaller spaces without compromising on comfort,' explains Sam Greig, Swoon designer.
Final bit advice: With loveseats, pay close attention to the seat height and depth, and remember – above everything – comfort is key!
Benni Loveseat, £299-£399, Marks & Spencer
A modern, simplistic design with a curved shape, this charming loveseat is ticking all the style boxes. More colours and fabrics available.
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Tivoli loveseat in Bordeaux plush velvet, £749, Swoon
Featuring clean and simple lines, Tivoli is Swoon's most popular model. It's perfect for fuss-free couples with an eye for mid-century design. More colours and fabrics available.
Bouji Loveseat in Seafoam Blue Velvet, £229, MADE.com
Curl up with a good book on one of MADE.com's most popular designs. More colours available.
Crumble Snuggler in Dusty Rose clever velvet, £1,449, Loaf at John Lewis & Partners
Isn't this colour just gorgeous? This is a laid-back take on an old school classic and we're in love. More colours available.
Mimosa Snuggler in Foyle Dark Grey, £839, Orla Kiely at Barker and Stonehouse
With a mid-century influence, a simple silhouette and slim tapered legs, this Orla Kiely loveseat will bring comfort to any room. More colours available.
Doodler Snuggler in Bumblebee clever velvet, £1,349, Loaf at John Lewis & Partners
A more upright sit, rounded arms and plump cushions make this a real cosy sofa to snuggle up in. More colours and fabrics available.
Delamere Loveseat, £1,667.25, Darlings of Chelsea
There's plenty of space for two people to snuggle up on this plush sofa. More colours and fabrics available.
Anika Floral Cuddler sofa in Blue combination, £959, DFS
Up the style stakes with this floral design from DFS. With elegant curves and foam-filled seat cushions, all you need to do is sit back and relax.
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The Scandi Loveseat, £1,295, Cox & Cox
With soft solid oak legs and wide seat cushions, this loveseat is perfect for those looking for elegant simplicity. More colours and fabrics available.
Porto in Emerald easy velvet, £849, Swoon
Full of character, this button-backed, loveseat with bolster cushions is giving us major mid-century style vibes. More colours and fabrics available.
Ikon in Contempo Black, £1,749, John Lewis & Partners
With a high back and deep seat, the Ikon sofa was built for comfort. More colours available.
Rennes in Elderberry soft wool, £740, Swoon
From the scrolled arms to the oak feet, the classical styling of this loveseat is a winner. More colours and fabrics available.
Lottie Loveseat, £299 – £399, Marks & Spencer
Sleek with a scrolled back, this loveseat would work well as an additional seating option for guests or in your bedroom to create a cosy reading nook. More colours and fabrics available.
Foxham Loveseat Sofa, £695, Willow & Hall
Square arms with a minimalist look and feel, this loveseat is perfect for a modern home. More fabrics available.
Gloucester Leather Snuggler, £1,190, Laura Ashley
With an elegant shaped back, this snuggler is perfect if you're a lover of traditional styling and design. Several leather options available.
Velour 'Chesterfield' loveseat, £825, Debenhams
Rolled arms and button detailing gives this loveseat a cosy look and feel. More colours and fabrics available.
Alfie Sofa In Tutti Frutti Caterpillar, from £190, Sofa.com
One for the kids, this playful design is ideal for a child's bedroom or playroom.
Dallas Loveseat in Kingfisher plush velvet, £1,149, Swoon
With a diagonal, crisp edge, this loveseat is one we want to cosy up on all night long. More colours and fabrics available.
Alwinton Snuggler In Lumino Wine, £892, Sofas & Stuff
Boasting oak turned legs with brass casters, this sweetheart framed snuggler defines comfort. More colours and fabrics available.
Granite, easy velvet, £799, Swoon
Described as a 'protective little nest', this curved, retro-style loveseat ticks all the boxes. More colours and fabrics available.
Percy Sofa, from £500, Sofa.com
Make a style statement with this elegant loveseat – it'll brighten any corner. More colours and fabrics available.
The Buttoned Loveseat, £1,495, Cox & Cox
With classic Chesterfield styling, we love the classic deep buttoned detail to the back and arms. More colours and fabrics available.
Rockingham Loveseat, £1,689.35, Darlings of Chelsea
This stylish, extra-wide loveseat with a fluted back, oozes elegance. More colours and fabrics available.