Chesterfield sofas are the iconic leather sofa you can imagine in a library with a globe placed next to it filled with brandy bottles.
“Chesterfield sofas are large couches with rolled arms the same height as the back, and typically with deep button tufting and nail-head trim. The lore around the Chesterfield is that it was invented when the fourth Earl of Chesterfield, Philip Stanhope (1694-1773), commissioned a similar sofa in the mid-18th century.” – Apartment Therapy
But how has the Chesterfield modernised with time? The benefit of this timeless design is that it can fit with pretty much any style of room décor you want. From overly modern and sleek living rooms, down to country farm house designs.
Farmhouses and Chesterfield Sofas
Farmhouse décor has become a huge trend in the last few years. Especially in America and the UK. By adding a mixture of eclectic prints and old looking furniture it gives a rustic warm feeling to a room. This is one of the more traditional ways you can style a Chesterfield sofa.
Modern Style Home
You wouldn’t normally expect to see a Chesterfield sofa in a bright light home with modern furnishings. In the last ten years the adoption of using Chesterfield sofas in more modern style homes and apartments has become huge. By using lighter colour fabrics on the Chesterfield instead of the dark leather they are known for can give a complete new look.
Townhouses and Chesterfields
When you think of a Chesterfield Sofa you often think of it being extremely large. But Chesterfields do come in two seater sofa options and can be used in smaller spaces than you expect. Townhouses for example tend to have small rooms. Trying to fit a large sofa into a small townhouse living area can be challenging. Chesterfields on the other hand can give the “large” effect without actually taking up much space. Pair this with bright light colours and it can givew a striking effect like the photo above of @walkinginanamywonderland on Instagram.
Loft Style Homes and Chesterfield Sofas
Large open loft spaces and converted warehouses are the perfect fit for a Chesterfield sofa. Due to the large open spaces you can fill them with large furniture pieces without it looking cluttered and cramped. This style of living is almost as if the old library’s of the past have gone through an evolution and become these modern day spaces drooling with history and features. Plus we all love an exposed brick room!