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Vintage style gets better as the years go on, ageing like a fine wine. It can add a characterful flourish to any room – and that’s why we’ve picked out some of our favourite vintage-style sofas from across the range. Why does vintage reign supreme? It’s effortlessly immune to the whims of trends and fashion, forever cool. It could be a wingback armchair in the living room or an American diner-style Smeg fridge in the kitchen – instantly, you have a timeless centrepiece.

Here are our favourite vintage-style sofas that could take your living room well into the future – by having a nod to the past.

1. The Offbeat Chesterfield

An extraordinary take on a Chesterfield sofa, the soft scalloped edges of this sofa and the rolls and curves of the design, mean that this elegant piece – although a contemporary take on an iconic style –  would not look out of place in a classic novel.  

Opt for the grand split sofa option, giving you extra room to stretch out and while away the hours reading.


2. The Persia

The perfect combination of comfort, luxury and sophistication, the Persia is a breathtaking statement sofa. 

With large, cushioned butterfly arms, this sofa is discreet and grand all at once. Expertly handcrafted, the detailed studding and elegant, hand-turned wooden feet give the Persia a vintage feel. 


3. The Gabrielle

For the ultimate vintage feel, style your room with this chaise longue from our Gabrielle range.  Soft velvet fabric finished with optional metallic trim and antique style buttons, the intricate details of the Gabrielle and the exquisite finish add to the vintage vibe.  

Subtle shades or rich jewel tones, even if this chaise is the only vintage style piece in your room, you’ll be sure to find a colour that matches your decor.


4. The Islington

Vintage doesn’t mean grand, there’s a sofa style to suit this look for all sizes of rooms.  The Islington is a big on seating space, despite its compact design and with the pintuck detailing across the back cushions and, the high set legs of this range, the vintage feel is accentuated in colours such as Sleek Green or Sleek Mustard.


5. The Midsummer

This classical style sofa with scrolled arms is handcrafted from deep pile velvet fabric in sumptuous shades making this a real centrepiece in your vintage style room.  The details are all there – pintucked arms, metallic and floral accents – as well as the comfort that you would expect from a sofa that looks as inviting as this.


6. The Perle

Some sofas are made to be simple and discreet – not the Perle. 

Introduced in 2019, the velvet-finished, handcrafted Perle makes for a wonderful statement piece in a home with colourful character. Aside from its opulent jewel tones, this gently curvaceous sofa stands out with its beautiful, sweeping back. 

Looking like something you’d find on the film set of the Moulin Rouge, the Perle is a sofa for a home that centres around retro chic. 


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  • Steve says:

    Hello interested in purchasing your persia range but upon arriving at our nearest store (lakeside) they said it’s been discontinued! They said it’s not in no stores either. I’d really like to sit on it first I can’t purchase something without sitting on it because it may not be for me. So I hope you can reassure me that they are wrong and it’s available in store and not just online.

    • Alice Flemming says:

      Hi Steve, apologies for the delay in our response! The Persia range is available to view and try out in our stores. Sorry for the miscommunication.

      Many thanks,

  • Janet Slack says:

    We are looking for a sofa and chair with a high back that we can relax our head and shoulders on. Can you recommend a comfy one please as we are elderly.

    • Alice Flemming says:

      Hi Janet, thanks for reaching out! Our Gracy range has a high back design which offers relaxing support for your back, neck and shoulders. You can find more information here https://www.sofology.co.uk/sofas/GRACY . If you need any help, feel free to give our team of Sofologists a call on 0800 140 40 40 who will be happy to help.

      Many thanks,