Sofas Without Arms

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While sofas without armrests aren’t as common as one with arms, they serve a useful and stylish purpose. Doing without an armrest on either end of the sofa lets you seat more people as the arms take up more room than you might imagine. They have the look of a slimmer profile and visually take up less space in a smaller room. Sofas without arms are also called a settee or a sofette, and these six examples prove they can look just as stylish as ones with arms.

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Modern Leather Sofa Without Arms
Adrin 74'' Faux Leather Armless Sofa
Adrin 74'' Faux Leather Armless Sofa
Adrin 74'' Faux Leather Armless Sofa
Adrin 74'' Faux Leather Armless Sofa
Adrin 74'' Faux Leather Armless Sofa

Modern Leather Sofa Without Arms

Wrought Studio™

The poplar wood frame on this sofa without arms has a coil spring seat construction for extra support. It’s covered with foam fill and upholstered in faux leather. The splayed legs are chrome-plated and will need to be attached to the couch upon delivery. Measures 74” long by 28” deep, 31” high and can support up to 800 lbs.

$629.99 $699.99

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In a revamped nod to the 80s, this modern couch without arms is all heavily padded curves. It comes in black/white, gray/black or red/black leather upholstery. The secondary fabric color outlines and emphasizes the curves for a dramatic look. You can also choose an all-black upholstery option which will give you a more subtle look. 

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Linen Sofa Without Arms
Aighleigh 65.4'' Linen Armless Sofa
Aighleigh 65.4'' Linen Armless Sofa
Aighleigh 65.4'' Linen Armless Sofa
Aighleigh 65.4'' Linen Armless Sofa
Aighleigh 65.4'' Linen Armless Sofa

Linen Sofa Without Arms

Latitude Run®

This armless sofa, with solid wood leg supports, has a load-bearing capacity of 500 lbs. The legs come separately from the sofa and are easy to install by screwing them into place. At 65.4” long by 31.5” deep, the tufted back seat cushion has seven buttons.

$729.99

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Linen is a strong and durable natural fabric that is easy to care for. It can be regularly vacuumed and spot cleaned using a mild soap or detergent. Applying a stain guard before use will also help protect it. This linen sofa without arms comes in the palest of greige, a mid-tone gray with a distinct violet undertone or a deep, rich blue.

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Sleeper Sofa Without Arms

Sleeper Sofa Without Arms

Upholstered in a brown microsuede fabric, this sleeper sofa without arms features a diamond-tufted seat and back. Brass nailheads edge the entire sofa, and the solid wood turned legs give it a traditional look. The sofa easily seats three people and can hold up to 800 lbs.

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The clever design of this couch without arms converts easily into a twin-sized bed. The back folds down to make a single surface that measures 80” long by 33” deep. A regular twin mattress measures 75” long by 37” deep, so a standard twin fitted sheet won’t be long enough. Take a queen-sized fitted sheet (80” by 60”) and run a single 27” seam down the middle to create a custom-fitted sheet for overnight guests. 

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Ultra Modern Sofa Without Arms
78.7'' Linen Armless Sofa
78.7'' Linen Armless Sofa
78.7'' Linen Armless Sofa
78.7'' Linen Armless Sofa
78.7'' Linen Armless Sofa

Ultra Modern Sofa Without Arms

Homemys

This sofa without arms or back can easily seat three people. It measures 78.7” long by 39.4” and the seat cushion is 15.9” from the floor. The black-plated stainless steel legs come separately and need to be attached upon delivery. Upholstered in 100% stain-resistant linen that can be gently cleaned with a slightly damp cloth.

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With its two moveable backrest pillows, you can decide exactly where you want back support. Place one at either end, at a 45° angle to the sofa or in place of an armrest. The back cushions are filled with high-elastic sponges and have a non-slip bottom. This no-arm sofa is sleek and ultra modern with one single seat cushion. You can float this sofa without arms or back in the middle of the room as it looks great from all angles.

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Small Velvet Sofa Without Arms
Phineas 57'' Velvet Armless Loveseat
Phineas 57'' Velvet Armless Loveseat
Phineas 57'' Velvet Armless Loveseat
Phineas 57'' Velvet Armless Loveseat
Phineas 57'' Velvet Armless Loveseat

Small Velvet Sofa Without Arms

Willa Arlo™ Interiors

At 57” long, this small sofa without armrests is 32” deep with a 33” high back. The seat back has two slight wings and the tight-seat cushion is made with a single cushion. It weighs 63 lbs and can support up to 600 lbs. Comes in blush pink, emerald green or royal blue. 

$329.99

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Armless Sofa Bed
Vivanco 77'' Armless Sofa Bed
Vivanco 77'' Armless Sofa Bed
Vivanco 77'' Armless Sofa Bed

Armless Sofa Bed

Latitude Run®

Perfect for a temporary guest room, this sleeper sofa without arms can be quickly converted to a twin bed. This sofa is 77” long by 35” deep and comes with under-seat storage. Available in orange, brown, gray, red, black and purple. Can support up to 700 lbs. 

$949.99 $1029.99

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Buying Guide

More and more homeowners are choosing armless sofas and couches for their homes as they’re versatile and they can easily be converted into several different shapes. With an armless sofa’s versatile nature, it can be utilized as different types of furniture. To get the one that works best for your space and situation, here are some buying tips to remember:

Choosing the right fabric and upholstery is crucial. So, plan how you’ll be using the piece. More specifically, the wear and tear you think it will have to endure. This way, you will determine the type of fabric and upholstery that makes more sense. Upholstery’s durability, as well as ease of maintenance, should be proportionate to the use your new seating solution is likely to obtain when it’s added into your home.

A home that has children won’t be best added with an armless sofa upholstered using an expensive fabric as it’s not capable of holding up to wear and tear caused by children. Remember this when you decide on your new sofa. Don't be tempted even if it’s visually pleasing as it’s not your optimal choice. If you don’t have kids and your home is filled with adults only, then upholstery won’t be one of your driving factors.

Do you prefer the standard sofa? If not, then maybe an L-shaped couch is more optimal. Do you think an angular shape is better for your living room or a rounded profile? Choose the one that will complement the shape and size of your living spaces. Also, would a low-profile armless couch make more sense? If you answered no, then consider a sumptuously upholstered sofa.

The shape of your armless sofa will determine your living space’s overall attractiveness and usability. Measure your space and determine its layout before you make a final decision. Do so and you’ll avert the common mistake homeowners commit when choosing the size and shape of their sofas.

When considering an armless sofa, think about the existing décor and furniture in the room. We know you don’t want to match fabrics, but determining the room’s color palette will give you a clearer idea of whether it’s best if you choose the color that matches or complements.

Injecting a pop of color through your armless sofa will create a contrast. However, a bold color or print can easily get old and boring, especially if you see it every day.

If you want a sofa that you’ll love for years, pick a more neutral hue. By choosing a less striking color, you’ll be able to have a furniture piece that you can easily work with when you’re redecorating your space.

The budget you’ve allocated for your sofa will have an impact on your fabric choices. A leather sofa is very attractive; however, it’s expensive, costing three to four times more compared to its fabric equivalent.

But, before you dismiss fabric options based on the cost, consider the longevity of the materials. There are cheap fabrics but they are less durable, which means you’ll end up requiring a replacement much sooner.

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