Vintage Looking Sofas
This is certainly true when you take a look at the trends in sofa design over the last few years. Vintage-inspired sofas are everywhere, and for good reason. The shapes are classic, they work with almost all design styles and they have proven they can stand the test of time.
Sofas are big investments for most of us. I personally like to get five to 10 years of use from a sofa in order to make my investment worthwhile. This is why I usually prefer to go with the tried-and-true designs of vintage-inspired sofas.
Here, I've included my 12 favorite vintage-style sofas. And I've included options for everyone, no matter your budget.
If you’re a Mad Men fan, then you’ll love this elegant, midcentury modern-inspired sofa that looks like it could be right out of Don Draper’s chic NYC apartment. The nail-head trim adds an extra layer of elegance, while the green velvet could work as an unexpected splash of color in your living room. However, there are many more colors and fabrics you could choose from, so you could customize this sofa to perfectly fit your space.
This chunky yet sleek sofa gives a nod to the '70s with its retro design. This particular sofa gives you the flexibility to add your own throw pillows or add a cozy throw to finish off the look.
A wood-frame sofa would work well in a minimalist living room. The leather cushions are easier to keep clean, so this would be a great choice for a home with kids.
One of the most iconic styles in sofa design is the classic, tufted chesterfield. It calls to mind a traditional, wood-paneled library or a gentlemen's lounge. This type of sofa actually works surprisingly well with a variety of different design styles. And this particular model is available in different leather colors, so you can easily incorporate it into your home’s color palette.
This plush, tufted sofa is another example of the forward-thinking design of the '70s. Covered in a nubby, sheepskin-like fabric, this vintage-inspired sofa is available as pictured or as part of a larger sectional option. It would be a great pick for a loungey, retro-style space or bohemian living room.
While this sleek design is actually from an earlier decade, it has a distinctly '80s vibe to it. The sofa calls to mind a stylish NYC loft or a designer’s atelier in London. This piece would work great in a more masculine living room or with a simple black and white color palette.
This elegant, neutral sofa screams "Art Deco" from the '20s. The feminine shape looks like it's right out of a carefully curated Paris apartment. The bench seating and cushionless design help to create a beautiful, elevated look. Its classic shape would work within almost any style home.
This sofa would be a great choice if you’re looking for a midcentury modern-inspired piece but also want a bit more comfort. The merlot shade would definitely provide a nice infusion of color, but it’s also neutral enough to work with most color palettes. It would look especially lovely with gray, navy or cream accents.
This sofa combines the classic, chesterfield style with a more feminine, swoop design. Even though it’s new, it feels like it could easily be out of a curated vintage shop. The sofa’s size is definitely on the petite end, so this would be a great pick for a smaller living space.
Here’s a vintage-inspired sofa that folds down into a sleeper. It’s technically a futon, but it looks much more elegant than your average sleeper sofa. The channel back has a '20s feel to it, and the medium blue hue would work as a beautiful neutral in most spaces.
This loveseat would be another great choice for anyone who has a tiny living space. The contrasting bench cushion provides visual interest, and the simple wood legs call to mind the simpler design style of the '50s and '60s.
This sofa is an ode to Ligne Roset’s famous Togo sofa that was popularized in the '70s. With a decidedly loungey vibe, this sofa is laid-back, causal and low to the ground. It can also work on its own for a smaller space or with additional pieces styled like a sectional.