We all have our own style; whether it be fashion, music choice or even interior design preferences. Styles can drastically differ, which in turn makes your choice of picking the perfect sofa seem even harder.
Some styles have been around for centuries and never aged, like many interior design trends, whereas others have a more modern twist on the classic styles.
One of the most iconic sofa styles, the Chesterfield is a sofa style which has survived trend changes since the 18th century.
It is so-named after the Fourth Earl of Chesterfield, who is said to have been the first person to commission a sofa in this particular style, and is synonymous with sophistication and comfort. This style was said to have been created so that the Earl would be able to sit comfortably on the sofa without wrinkling his suit.
You can spot a Chesterfield sofa by looking at the arms – they are rolled over and are at the same height as the backrest, which also doesn’t have any cushions.
The English Rolled-Arm
If you’re looking for a sofa that oozes comfort, the English rolled-arm sofa is probably the style for you.
With huge seat cushions that you can just sink into and a flat backrest with small arms, it exudes true English charm, and it perfect for those homes which are looking to achieve the country cottage style, as well as adding a simplistic touch to any contemporary interior.
The minimalistic style makes the English rolled-arm style extremely popular in a variety of interior styles which want to add a focal point which oozes comfort.
For those interiors needing something that both looks elegant but doesn’t compromise on comfort, the Bridgewater style sofa could be the one.
Long and slender, it’s the perfect addition to any home where sofa time is a family affair. With comfortable cushioned seating, slightly set back, rolled arms and a sleek aesthetic, it’s both practical and attractive; homeowners who prefer having a home that is well-lived in yet still looks sophisticated would benefit from this style.
The design will usually come complete with a skirt which goes seamlessly around the bottom of the furniture that hides the legs of the sofa, further adding to the sleek look.
Whilst you may not know the Bridgewater style by this name, you may recognise it by the English three-seater or the birch-arm style instead. The long nature of this style make it perfect for those living spaces which have a little more space to take advantage of the wide seating.
After you have decided on a sofa style then the next step is to speak to one of our experienced professionals. With over 15 of combined experience in the industry they have perfected the art of creating bespoke sofas that have been custom made to fit your specified requirements.