Chesterfield sofas are iconic. A classic design that dates way back to the 1600’s, they are still loved and adored all over the world, largely due to their elegant curves, buttoned backs and of course, their undeniable quality.

However, some buyers are reluctant to buy Chesterfield because they’ve heard myths about the sofa range. Yes, that’s right, even our beloved Chesterfield sofas aren’t spared when it comes to common myths, with their comfiness, colour options, how well they work with modern décor, pricing and longevity all being called into question.

Thomas Lloyd are perhaps best placed to walk us through these Chesterfield sofa myths and explain why they simply aren’t true. As a leading manufacturer since 1981, they are known for their detail, their respect for tradition, and their modern takes on these classic sofas, making them one of the largest manufacturers of hand-made leather furniture in the UK.

Below, we outline some of the most common myths associated with Chesterfield sofas that are simply untrue!

Common Myth 1. They’re hard and uncomfortable – wrong!

Sure, Chesterfield sofas look strong and sturdy, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t incredibly comfortable. In fact, each and every leather Chesterfield sofa from Thomas Lloyd is built using high-grade foam and quality materials, ensuring the maximum level of comfort.

As your sofa will be well used (binge watching TV, relaxing with a book, napping) and often abused (the kids deciding it’s their new bouncy castle), it’s important that your sofa is long lasting and provides the comfort you need, day-after-day.

Common Myth 2. They’re only available in brown and black – wrong!

Gone are the days where you could only buy this masterpiece of a sofa in brown or black. Now, you can purchase a Chesterfield sofa in colours including:

  • Red
  • Green
  • Gold
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Mushroom
  • Sand
  • Stone
  • Fog
  • Lark

Order a free sample from Thomas Lloyd to see how great the colours look for yourself!

Common Myth 3. They only match old fashioned décor – wrong!

When you envisage a Chesterfield leather sofa, you’ll no doubt picture the iconic, timeless design that has opulent arms, a buttoned back and hand studded front facings.

However, you may be surprised to learn that there are many variations on this style. The classic design looks amazing in modern homes that make use of trendy paint palettes, such as blues, greys, and dark greens, but designs like the ‘Cambridge’, the ‘Lincoln’ and the ‘Grand Chesterfield’ are purposely built to mix contemporary with iconic.

Common Myth 4. They are too expensive – wrong!

First things first, price is often a clear indication of quality. As the old saying goes, “buy cheap, buy twice”, and if you’re in the market for something that will last a few years before wearing or breaking, you may want to look at cheaper options.

However, Chesterfield sofas are less expensive than you think and are built to last. The design has stood the test of time, and will continue to do, as will the sofa you purchase, making it a wise long-term investment.

Common Myth 5. The leather wears easily – wrong!

Chesterfield sofas are some of the most long-lasting sofas you will ever get your hands on – providing you don’t buy a knock off. The are purposely designed to withstand the harsh treatments and wears of domestic life, particularly well suited to cope with spillages, and are very resilient.

Thomas Lloyd are renowned for their superior leather craftmanship, with all Chesterfield sofas handmade to an exceptional standard.

Common myths, debunked!

So, there you have it. Five common myths around Chesterfield sofas that have been easily debunked. Now all that’s left to do is to browse the Thomas Lloyd website and find your perfect Chesterfield sofa, handmade in the UK.


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Thomas Lloyd was founded in 1981 and is a well renowned name in the furniture manufacturing world. They are known for their expert craftmanship, with an extraordinary amount of detail going into their hand crafted great British leather sofas. To view the range of sofas, visit the website and for direct enquiries please call 01443 77133.


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