We're Calling It—Chesterfield Sofas Actually Make Lounging Look Cool

Updated 06/04/19

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.

Living Spaces Patterson III Sofa $895
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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.

Chairish French Chesterfield Sofa $7000
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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.

Threshold Felton Tufted Sofa in Gray $650
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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.

ABC Home Cobble Hill Tribeca Leather Sofa in Libby Camel, 74" $$4,415
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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.

H.D. Buttercup Cooper Sofa in Oxford Black $3195 $3995
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Featuring elegant nail head trim and luxurious tufting, this comfy black leather sofa will elevate both contemporary and English club-inspired spaces alike.

ABC Pure by Cisco California tufted sofa $6995
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This millennial pink linen velvet sofa's contemporary silhouette and sleek metal legs will easily introduce maximum style to any modern abode.

1st Dibs English Georgian Style Worn Leather Chesterfield Sofa $4950
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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.

Urban Outfitters Greta Recycled Leather XL Sleeper Sofa $879
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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.

Jonathan Adler Baxter T-Arm Sofa with Bullion Fringe $$3,895
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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.

Cococo Home Weddington Chesterfield Fabric Loveseat $2139
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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.

Lulu & Georgia Arlie sofa in Blue $1806
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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.

Joss & Main Calila Chesterfield Sofa $900
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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.

Serena & Lily Chatham Sofa in Washed Linen Gold Fabric and Driftwood Legs $5298
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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.

CB2 Hollywood Midnight Blue Velvet Sofa $1799 $2299
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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.

How do you imagine styling your chesterfield sofa? Share your ideas with us in the comments.

Opening Image: Amy Bartlam and Jette Creative

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