Standard Loveseat Size

Updated 1/27/23

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It seems straightforward, right? Sofas sit three people; loveseats sit two.

Not so fast! You have more loveseat size options than you may realize. There is no standard loveseat size: some sit two, some sit just one, and some are as wide as six feet while others barely reach four feet. The variety gives you options for the perfect piece for your space.

Here are some basics of loveseat measurements we've covered in these frequently asked questions:

Loveseat Size & Dimension FAQs

How long is a loveseat?

You'll discover loveseats in various lengths, but don't judge a loveseat on its measurements alone. The type of cushion, style, and shape impact how much room each loveseat allows for seating. Be mindful to select a loveseat that fits your space and provides enough seating for guests.

Here are common loveseat types and their average lengths, measured arm to arm:

• Small standard loveseats: 52"

• Medium loveseats: 58"

• Full loveseats: 64"

• Loveseat sofas: 71"

• Compact twin-sized loveseats: 45" to 51" wide (meant to sit just one person)

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What's the average loveseat height?

Even though the width can vary, the height of a loveseat cushion is relatively standard. Most loveseats have a height of 20" or 21" above the floor, and the exception is a compact twin-sized loveseat, which sits a bit higher at about 28" tall.

Regarding the width, however, the type of cushion on your seat—whether it's overstuffed or sleek—will impact how high it feels to the one sitting on it.

What is an apartment-sized loveseat?

If the sizes above are larger than what you need, consider another option: apartment-sized loveseats. These are perfect for smaller spaces and older buildings, offering the same style but with scaled-down sizing to fit through tight hallways and not overwhelm smaller rooms.

Apartment-sized loveseats are as small as 30" deep and 58" wide. What's the secret to keeping a loveseat style while cutting down its size? The back cushion is smaller, allowing the size of the piece to be compact while the seat remains comfortable.

Not Sure Which Loveseat is Right for You?

Make sure to shop prepared. Design your room with our Interactive Room Planner to find the loveseat size best for your space. Want some one-on-one advice? Request a design consultation with one of our expert designers, who are happy to guide you through your options.

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