When looking for spacious seating that feels livable while also boasting a regal aesthetic, the chesterfield sofa is ideal. After all, its namesake was the 19th-century British Earl of Chesterfield. The iconic mahogany leather upholstery along with the taught button tufting and rolled arms infuse it with posh English charm. No doubt these stately sofas feel most at home in a moody study with some scotch and a copy of Great Expectations nearby, which is something we can get behind (or on top of, in the case of a couch).
So if you fancy this timeless style, shop 14 chesterfield sofas below, including those that mirror the traditional look as well as midcentury-modern versions and funky interpretations at various price points.
With dark mocha feet and the ability to be customized by nearly any fabric color, print, and texture, this sofa is the perfect backdrop for a throw collection of any kind.
This 19th century French sofa fits right in with globally-inspired homes, thanks to its chic new reupholstery. The bold blue and white Andrew Martin fabric brings a bohemian balance to the carved wooden frame, making it a great conversation piece in any living room.
This contemporary, tufted gray sofa is durable and versatile so you can do whatever you want with it, whether you want to keep things casual or dress them up.
Handcrafted and featuring meticulous button-tufting with elegant curves, sustainably-sourced wood, and sleek steel legs, this leather sofa will earn any home instant style (and eco-friendly) points.
Featuring elegant nail head trim and luxurious tufting, this comfy black leather sofa will elevate both contemporary and English club-inspired spaces alike.
This millennial pink linen velvet sofa's contemporary silhouette and sleek metal legs will easily introduce maximum style to any modern abode.
This English chesterfield sofa is the kingly piece you've been looking for. This 1970s-made couch was inspired by the classic antique silhouette, making it a truly one-of-a-kind find that's perfect for a collector.
Legless and armless, this is the ultimate sleeper sofa. It's the ideal living room staple for anyone looking for something that comes from the chesterfield tradition but looks a lot less structured and more casual and laid-back.
Featuring an Art Deco-esque iridescent jade fabric and playful bullion fringe, this stylish tufted sofa would fit right in with Marie Antoinette-inspired lairs. Its high back and cutback T-arm silhouette give it a more casual feel, too.
Those with small spaces don't have to skimp on style with this Weddington Chesterfield loveseat, which is available in 70" or 83" length and can be customized by fabric color, leg style, depth, and cushion type. It's also handmade in the U.S., if that's your thing.
Those rolled arms and metal legs look even more sophisticated against the modern chambray-hued fabric. You can comfortably curl up on it or sit tall when entertaining guests.
Here's another lovely and highly affordable take on the chesterfield sofa with a tufted back, large rounded arms, and deep cushions so the whole family can pile on. In a light linen upholstery, we imagine it in a coastal family home.
The possibilities are endless with this highly customizable Chesterfield sofa, which offers dozens of fabric and pattern options as well as four different leg styles. Try striped upholstery and light wood for a coastal-cool aesthetic, or give it an eclectic bohemian vibe with brighter textiles and bold prints.
Mad Men meets the classic Chesterfield silhouette with this midcentury modern-inspired couch. The deep blue velvet upholstery, brass side rails, and wood frame blend seamlessly to give this firm seating a modern and luxurious upgrade.
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