All loved up: 10 cosy love seats for two

What’s a love seat when it’s at home? It’s a smaller-than-normal sofa, the perfect size for two people to sit close together. A proper love seat is designed in an S shape so the pair can sit facing each other, but the term is now used generically to refer to any small two-seater sofa.

Due to their small footprint they’re ideal for smaller spaces, and perfect for winter which is the time to be snuggling up close!

Whether you choose to share them with a partner, the dog or just a good book, get all loved up with our pick of the top ten.

1. Natural bamboo love seat, Puji

Cuddle up in this love seat, made from natural bamboo stained to a dark brown finish. It comes complete with a comfortable, calico seat cushion and two scatter cushions. Perfect for snuggling away the weekend. £495, available from Puji.

2. Garston love seat, MADE

Based on a classic silhouette with a modern twist, the velvet upholstery on this cute sofa adds a touch of luxury. It has scrolling at the arms and hand-turned legs along with piping detail at the back for a timeless piece that will last and last. Handcrafted in the UK, it costs £499 from MADE.

3. Nautilus outdoor love seat, Indian Ocean

If you fancy cosying up under the stars as well as in the living room, this elegant Nautilus love seat is the perfect choice. The high sides add to the sense of being cocooned and you can sit back and get away with it all. At £1,995 it’s an investment piece, but you’ll still be getting pleasure from it for years to come. Available from Indian Ocean.

4. Romany love seat, The French Bedroom Company

Here’s something a little different – this backless Romany love seat is ideal for putting under a window or at the end of a bed. This patchwork number is designed with scrolling arms, smart piped edging and turned black lacquer legs – perfect for perching on when you put your shoes on in the morning. £285 from The French Bedroom Company.

5. Sophie herringbone love seat, Tesco Direct

A modern classic in mink coloured herringbone fabric, the Sophia wingback love seat will suit any decor.  Finished in a choice of statement fabrics, the Sophia love seat has dark stained solid wood feet to complete the look. £399 from Tesco Direct.

6. Warwick floral azure sofa, Alexander & Pearl

We love this funky, 60s style two seater sofa, upholstered in a bright floral watercolour fabric. Make a statement against a neutral backdrop, or add colour to a living room, bedroom or even hallway. £675 from Alexander & Pearl.

7. Jersey two seater sofa, MADE

Inspired by the 1950s ‘diner’ look, but with a modern fabric and colour for a fresh take, this cute two seater sofa is perfect for smaller spaces and is great value for money. Finished with solid oak legs. £309 from MADE.

8. Flapjack love seat, Loaf

A cosy, squishy two seater in midnight velvet, this chair/sofa is handmade in Derbyshire and has solid oak legs with a raw oak finish and feather-wrapped foam seat s. The frame comes with a 5 year guarantee. £995 from Loaf.

9. Resplendent button back love seat, Sweetpea and Willow

Grab yourself a little slice of heaven with this classic love seat. The plump button-back design which will add air of elegance to any home, perfect to curl up in after a long day at work. £628 from Sweetpea and Willow.

10. Folding metal garden bench, The Farthing

Versatile and stylish, this Provence style bench will look great just about anywhere, from the rambling garden of a country pile to a tiny town garden. Just the right size for two people to share a pre-dinner gin and tonic. £89.50 from The Farthing.

By Sara Walker

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