The Best Velvet Sofas: Our Top 5 Faves Right Now
Certain sofa upholstery options are classics: you can never go wrong with smooth, supple leather or soft chenille, and whether you’re looking for a compact armchair or a spacious three-seater, you know you’ll find something timeless to suit your home.
But what if you’re looking for something a bit bolder, with a touch of on-trend flair? Why not consider a velvet sofa? Equally appealing for a vintage-inspired sitting room or a dramatic space with a touch of Hollywood glam, the best velvet sofas are sumptuously comfortable as well as fabulously stylish.
You can find sofas with touchable velvet upholstery in both classic neutral tones and vibrant jewel tone hues, in an array of shapes and configurations that are always on trend and ready to bring must-have seating to your living room. Not sure where to start with finding the best velvet sofas for your home? Here are a few of our favourites to give you some inspo.
The Majella Sofa
A sofa that barely needs any introduction, the Majella sofa is a bestseller and a team favourite. Do we even need to explain why? Well, alright, since you asked: we love the Majella sofa for home decor with a vintage feel. Plush velvet and a gently curved back pair with channel-fluted upholstery to create this stunner of a piece.
The Majella comes in rich shades of blue and green that are sure to make for a striking centrepiece in any sitting room, or if you want something a little more neutral you can opt for a cool grey finish. In addition to the three seater pictured here, it also comes in two seater and armchair options, so you can create a complete set of chic seating, add an accent chair to your bedroom, or enhance any room with one of the best velvet sofas around.
The Douglas Sofa
For a sofa with a different type of vintage appeal, consider the elegant Douglas sofa. This classy Chesterfield is ideal for sophisticated seating by the fireplace or in a home office. Deep button tufting adds extra texture to the luxe velvet upholstery, bringing an on-trend detail to the traditional Chesterfield shape and scrolled arms. Plus, metal castor feet not only add appealing contrast to the plush fabric design, but they also make it simple to move this sofa throughout the room — ideal for those who love to change up their space.
The Douglas is available in dramatic red, bright yellow, and smoky grey. In addition to the armchair, two seater, and three seater sizes, you can also find a coordinating wingback chair and footstool in the Douglas range, perfect for a matching, velvet-covered space.
The Natasha Sofa
If you love the look of button-tufting and velvet, but your tastes run more toward Hollywood glamour than swanky home offices, then the Natasha sofa is sure to catch your eye. A curved back adorned with deep button tufting is just the start. This stunning sofa also features a pillow back design with a mix of cushion textures and patterns. And of course, there’s that sleek and shiny silver velvet upholstery, creating a dramatic look that still slots easily into any decor.
Foam and feathers create cushions you’ll love to lounge on, and the Natasha also features a sturdy wooden frame and turned wooden legs that guarantee it’s as sturdy as it is stylish, a gorgeous piece you’ll enjoy for years to come. Find it in two seater and three seater configurations, as well as a cosy swivel chair and a matching footstool.
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The Glebe Sofa
If you want a touch of texture but a tufted design isn’t quite what you’re looking for, another one of our best velvet sofas is the gorgeous Glebe. The Glebe sofa actually has an array of fabric upholsteries to choose from, but this French blue velvet option is certainly a favourite. Plush fabric with a hint of ridged texture brings dimensional appeal to a classic shape featuring winged arms and low feet.
An Irish-made beauty with a solid beechwood frame, the Glebe is available as a cuddler, armchair, and two, three, and four seater options. You can contact us to order the Glebe sofa — in velvet or another fabulous fabric alternative — and go through all the options with our expert sales team.
The Leonie Sofa
Last but not least on our list of the best velvet sofas, let’s talk about Leonie. This is a sofa that’s ready to envelop you as you sit, thanks to a high-back design with subtle wingback details. Standing on metal spindle legs that provide an appealing contrast with — but still plenty of support for — the spacious sofa, the Leonie’s cushioning is as plush and ready for relaxation as the fabric that covers it.
You can find the Leonie in three, two, and one seater configurations (as well as a one-seater with a push-back recliner design). Like the Glebe, the Leonie comes in a variety of fabrics and colours, from the elegant olive pictured, to a bold bright orange, to a whole spectrum of hues to suit any space. So get in touch to learn more and to order this fabulous sofa — or a full, velvety suite.
The best velvet sofas are waiting for your home
The best velvet sofas combine trends and timelessness, style and substance, and are inevitably a centrepiece in any sitting room. If you’re looking for a standout piece, these velvet sofas are sure to fit the bill.
However, we also know that velvet sofas appeal to discerning interiors enthusiasts, so you may have something else in mind — shop more velvet sofas here, call into our stores to see more in person, or chat with our team and we’ll help you find the best velvet sofa for your home.