We’re so excited about our newest home update and if you follow us on Facebook or Instagram (you, of course, should be!) It’s been a long time coming and we’re thrilled to be sharing it with you – we have a new velvet Chesterfield sofa!
Isn’t it gorgeous?! It’s so comfortable and we love that it gives our living room a much-needed pop of colour.
We did a lot of research before we took the plunge and ordered our new velvet Chesterfield sofa and we truly couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.
In all honesty, we’d never really been happy with the black leather Florence Knoll style sofa that was in our living room until recently.
When we first moved in, the plan had been for a grey suede sofa, but it was out of budget so we settled for the black leather version which was okay – and we have had it for about 5 years now – but looking back, we should have known better.
We were in a rush when we bought it, we needed something to sit on asap (we had family visiting) and overall it was the dreaded “C” word – compromise!
Purchasing our new sofa, on the other hand, couldn’t have been a more different experience. It took us months and three showroom visits (I think one of the visits even goes as far back as 2014!) to finally make a decision.
Choosing a sofa is sooo difficult and we really wanted to make sure that we got the quality, style and overall look that we wanted. After all, it’s a big investment and not something that we wanted to get wrong for a second time!
Our new Chesterfield sofa has completely transformed the room. It’s much larger, more comfortable and a lot more vibrant than the dreary black one that we used to have.
I guess that it’s true that the good things are worth waiting for.
Choosing the actual sofa itself was easy. We knew we wanted a Chesterfield sofa, so we drove up to the showroom, sat on a load of different sofas and then decided on one we liked best – it was all really straightforward.
Choosing the fabric, on the other hand, was much more difficult – basically, there was just too much choice. We already knew that we wanted a teal/blue/turquoise velvet, but deciding on the actual colour proved to be a tough decision.
I’m the first to admit that we were super fussy customers and it took us 40+ different fabric samples until we actually found one that we like.
Annoyingly it was, of course, the most expensive one we came across (it’s Varese by Designers Guild in turquoise).
Obviously, we wanted a sofa that looked good, but our main consideration was comfort – which our new velvet Chesterfield sofa definitely is! We wanted something more generous and always felt that the previous black sofa was too small for the room. It all felt a bit samey and dull.
Our sofa is much larger, it’s still a two-seater, but we actually had it made 6 inches wider. The seats were already deep and wide, but adding just a few more inches has given the sofa an even more luxurious and super comfortable feel.
We love the style of the Chesterfield sofa which is both classic and timeless and the turquoise velvet is perfect for the living room as it gives the whole room a much-needed colour boost.
What items for your home do you think are worth investing in? Do you love a Chesterfield-style sofa as much as we do? This sofa was our Christmas present to us – what did you get for Christmas?