Timeless style, effortless elegance

What makes a classic sofa? Here’s what to look for when ‘enduring’ and ‘quality’ feature high on your checklist.

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Three ways to mastering the classics

  • 1

    When it comes to choosing a timelessly elegant sofa, it’s all about the shape and the fabric. Chesterfield style, such as our Bailey with rolled arms and button back, is a sure-fire winner, especially in sumptuous velvet.

  • 2

    Know your sofa styles – a fixed back sofa offers a more formal, structured look than the relaxed cushion or scatter back.

  • 3

    Quality counts – choose a sofa that’s been rigorously tested to stand up to everyday wear and tear (hint: all DFS sofas are tested to British Standard for strength and durability and come with a 15-year guarantee).

Bailey Sofa Roomset

How do you make sure that your sofa will stand the test of time?

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Styling tips

A neutral colour palette of greys, taupes and creams (such as on our traditional Loch Leven) along with plenty of texture creates subtle luxury in your living room – mix luxurious fabrics such as velvets, wools, wovens and silks by way of curtains, cushions and throws.

Loch Leven Sofa Roomset

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