When repair­ing an apart­ment and choos­ing fur­ni­ture, the deci­sion to put a small sofa in the kitchen can be con­fi­dent­ly called suc­cess­ful. The kitchen is a place where not only food is pre­pared, the whole fam­i­ly often gath­ers at the table here. A small cor­ner or couch will make the room more com­fort­able and, if nec­es­sary, serve as an addi­tion­al place to sleep or store things.Small sofa in the kitchen

How to choose furniture for a small kitchen

Mak­ing a small kitchen com­fort­able and com­pe­tent­ly plac­ing all the nec­es­sary fur­ni­ture is not an easy, but doable task. You can, for exam­ple, choose your favorite sofa mod­el, and choose the dimen­sions indi­vid­u­al­ly, tak­ing into account the size of the room. The fur­ni­ture indus­try offers many mod­els of kitchen sofas for a small kitchen in inter­est­ing mod­i­fi­ca­tions.

Acceptable Options

corner model

This is the most com­mon and prac­ti­cal option. A small soft cor­ner will fit into any room and pro­vide at least 3–4 seats. There are also draw­ers at the bot­tom of the sofa to help save space. If there is no time for a long kitchen lay­out, it is worth stop­ping at the cor­ner mod­els.

Sofa bench or daybed

Cre­at­ed in the image and like­ness of wood­en bench­es that once stood in every hut. The mod­ern ver­sion has a soft top, does not take up much space, and can accom­mo­date a con­sid­er­able num­ber of peo­ple. Sit­ting on such a sofa will be more com­fort­able than on chairs. The low­er part of the couch is used to store things, kitchen (and not only) tri­fles — there is enough space there. A small sofa bench can be a sim­ple mod­el, with­out arm­rests and dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments, which reduces its size and allows you to eas­i­ly place a straight sofa in a small kitchen.

Modular furniture

A great mod­ern solu­tion, it can be a kind of straight bench or cor­ner. The advan­tage of mod­u­lar fur­ni­ture is the trans­for­ma­tion mech­a­nism, which allows you to change a small sofa depend­ing on the sit­u­a­tion.

If nec­es­sary, it can be eas­i­ly unfold­ed to accom­mo­date more guests. If you need a sleep­ing option, a couch with mod­ules is the best way out. Such fur­ni­ture allows you to quick­ly and with­out addi­tion­al costs to rearrange — for exam­ple, a small mod­u­lar cor­ner is decom­posed into two couch­es. The kit often includes ottomans that can be hid­den under the table. Below there are nich­es or shelves for stor­ing things.

Semicircular sofa

In terms of room design — the most inter­est­ing of all options, gives the kitchen a styl­ish look, but due to the bend it takes up more space. Before buy­ing, you should care­ful­ly cal­cu­late the dimen­sions of the mod­el and the dimen­sions of the room in order to under­stand whether such a sofa can be placed in a small kitchen. A small semi­cir­cu­lar sofa can be sol­id or mod­u­lar, the sec­ond option is more con­ve­nient, it allows you to make dif­fer­ent designs from mod­ules and change the sit­u­a­tion. For a small room, just such an option is suit­able.

What style to stay

Today, the mar­ket offers many types of design and col­ors for any mod­el of fur­ni­ture. When choos­ing, you need to focus pri­mar­i­ly on your taste. The kitchen is often dec­o­rat­ed in high-tech style — mod­ern shapes, clear lines, con­trast­ing col­ors are per­fect for this room. Roman­tic natures can pay atten­tion to the baroque style, per­haps they will also like clas­sic mod­els with ele­ments of shab­by chic, flo­ral col­ors.

Upholstery material and filler

Choos­ing uphol­stery and fill­ing can be even more dif­fi­cult than choos­ing a sofa. What should be the uphol­stery? A small sofa will stand in the kitchen, where they cook and eat. Fur­ni­ture can often get dirty, espe­cial­ly if the fam­i­ly has a small child. The best choice in terms of price and qual­i­ty is arti­fi­cial leather or eco-leather, it is easy to clean and quite durable. Gen­uine leather uphol­stery is much more expen­sive, but if it’s right, rough, with a good fin­ish, it will last for years.

Jacquard uphol­stery is high­ly durable, it can be of dif­fer­ent col­ors, has an inter­est­ing tex­ture. Anoth­er suit­able mate­r­i­al for the kitchen is flock, this fab­ric is sim­i­lar to jacquard. Flock is a durable mate­r­i­al that is easy to clean with a sponge and soapy water.

Not only the com­fort of those sit­ting on the sofa, but also its ser­vice life depends on the type of filler. Fillers are divid­ed into two groups — with springs and with­out. Both have options suit­able for the kitchen. If a small sofa is not planned to be used often for sleep­ing, the filler can be any­thing, prefer­ably not too soft, its choice depends more on the finan­cial capa­bil­i­ties of the buy­er. For sleep, it is impor­tant to choose a filler with ortho­pe­dic prop­er­ties — high­ly elas­tic fur­ni­ture foam rub­ber, latex or an inde­pen­dent spring block.

The location of the sofa in the kitchen

There are sev­er­al rules that will help you place a small and com­fort­able kitchen sofa in any space. When choos­ing a mod­el, you need to take into account that its opti­mal size when fold­ed is no more than 1/5 (20%) of the area of ​​the entire kitchen. For the small­est kitchens, there are sin­gle or dou­ble sofas that do not take up much space, while look­ing beau­ti­ful and styl­ish.

The eas­i­est way is to place a small soft cor­ner, the main thing is to choose the right dimen­sions. If it will often unfold, you need to place it so that you do not have to move heavy fur­ni­ture, decide where you can move chairs or a table to turn a small sofa into a sleep­ing place.

For the com­fort of all those sit­ting, it is bet­ter to place the sofa so that it does not rest against the wall, that is, in such a way that there is free access to both of its sides.

A small sofa in a win­dow niche is beau­ti­ful­ly and con­ve­nient­ly locat­ed — this saves space, and the light from the win­dows falls direct­ly on the table.

The range of small kitchen sofas is large; you can fit a com­fort­able, beau­ti­ful, and, no less impor­tant, small option into the atmos­phere of any kitchen.