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Traditionally, Chesterfield sofas have skewed more masculine, with deep-brown leathers and Victorian-era frames. Recently, however, Chesterfields are making a comeback with an elegant, modern twist suitable for living rooms and bedrooms. With sleeker styles and fabrics ranging from velvet to polyester, this sofa is more versatile than it’s ever been.
If you love Chesterfield’s signature button tufting and rolled armrests, we’ve rounded up a handful of styles for you. From modern Chesterfield sofas to pieces with pull-out beds, there’s a sofa in here for every aesthetic (and budget). Our personal favorite is Pottery Barn’s Chesterfield Fabric Sofa ($2,699), but there’s more where that came from.
What to Look For When Buying a Chesterfield Sofa
While Chesterfield sofas have seen modern upgrades over the years, there are a few key characteristics — like its button-tufted fabric and rolled arms — that define the style. Classic Chesterfield sofas are made with top-grain leather that creates natural imperfections over time. However, less expensive Chesterfield sofas won’t feature this leather, and many modern styles don’t offer leather upholstery.
If you’re looking for a contemporary Chesterfield, keep an eye out for sleek frames with a range of fabric options (that still showcase Chesterfield’s traditional characteristics). Modern Chesterfields complement a range of interior aesthetics while still giving off a classic feel, making them a great lounging option. Ready to shop? See our favorite Chesterfield sofas ahead.